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Introducing La Palma

Perhaps more than any other island in the archipelago, La Palma, the greenest of the Canarian islands, offers the chance to experience real, unspoiled nature – from the verdant forests of the north, where lush vegetation drips from the rainforest canopy; to the desertscapes of the south, where volcanic craters and twisted rock formations define the views; to the serene pine forests of the Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente. No wonder the entire island was declared a Unesco biosphere reserve.

The absence of golden beaches has diverted many travellers’ attention elsewhere and mass tourism has yet to make a major mark on ‘The Pretty Island’, as La Palma is nicknamed, but walkers are one group who have cottoned on to what the trails of La Palma have to offer, and what they’ve discovered has made them very happy indeed. We’re not surprised: La Palma can make anyone happy.