Places in La Palma
Santa Cruz de la Palma
The historic (and bureaucratic) capital of the island, Santa Cruz de la Palma is a compact city strung out along the shore and flanked by fertile green hills. Although it makes poor use of its gorgeous location – a huge car park acts as a barrier between the town and the ocean – the old town is a treasure waiting to be discovered.
The South of La Palma
With a mix of pine forests, banana plantations, agricultural land and barren volcanic wastelands, nobody could say that the landscapes aren’t diverse in southern La Palma. The Fuencaliente area, at the southern tip of the island, is home to the most recent volcanic activity in the islands with several volcanic eruptions recorded in the 20th century.
The Centre of La Palma
For most visitors the majority of their time on La Palma is spent in this central region, and for good reason. The bowl-shaped Caldera de Taburiente, and the national park named after it, dominate the centre of La Palma, with rocky peaks, deep ravines and lush pine forests blanketing the slopes.
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