Welcome to La Palma

The absence of golden beaches has diverted many travellers’ attention and tourism (aside from walkers and cruise liners) has yet to make a major mark on the island. The capital is also an architectural gem, its 16th-century centre is lined with beautiful balconied mansions and houses.

In fact it is hard to find an unattractive corner on La Isla Bonita (the Pretty Island) and, provided unchecked development stays at bay, it is likely to remain that way.

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Speleology Tour in Cueva de Las Palomas in La Palma

The volcanic tube of Cueva de Las Palomas, also known as ‘The volcanic tube of Todoque’, is a lava tube located between the towns of Las Manchas and Todoque in Los Llanos de Aridane locality. It has been declared as a place of natural interest by UNESCO, and as a natural monument by the Government of the Canary Islands, making it part of the Canary Network of Protected Natural Spaces.The Cueva de Las Palomas cave was formed as a result of the volcanic eruption of San Juan Volcano in 1949. It has more than 10 openings that provide natural light at different points of the route, being some of these former fumaroles through which there were lava and hot sulphurous gases leaking during the formation of the tube. The tube’s dimension is around 3 meters wide per 560 meters length approximately. Its scientific interest is eminently geological and is increased by its biological importance since it hosts a peculiar fauna of invertebrates.Take this chance to admire this incredible and unique lava tube in La Palma. For that, a pick-up service it is offered from the following points of the island:Hotel La Palma & Teneguía Princess in Fuencaliente at 8:30 (Thursday only). - Not available at the momentLos Cancajos Tourist Information Office at 08:45.Puerto Naos Tourism Information Office at 09:00. Please note this activity requires a minimum of 2 people to be carried out.Get into an exciting caving tour of natural interest by UNESCO in La Palma.You will learn the secrets that Cueva de las Palomas hides.You will be lead by an expert guide.

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6-hour Hiking Route and Dolphin Watching in La Palma

La Palma is the perfect island for hikers. Enjoy a wonderful hiking route from the charming village of Tijarafe, in the northwest of the island of La Palma.The adventure begins in the small village of Tijarafe, with its charming narrow streets, where you will find the church of "Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria", built in the seventeenth century. The meeting point of the route will be at the main bus stop (town center), around 10:00 in the morning. From there, you will walk along a forest track and arrive at a beautiful spot with abundant vegetation, through which there are a series of rustic paths that lead to viewpoints with magnificent views. An example of this is the viewpoint "El Time", one of the best viewpoints in the village, from where you can appreciate the views of the entire Valle de Aridane, the coast of Tazacorte, Puerto Naos and the locality of Fuencaliente.The route continues with a visit to a traditional brewery in Tijarafe, where you will have the pleasure of tasting traditional beer and admire the ocean views from its terraces. The last segment of the route will be in the Port of Tazacorte, where you will make a boat trip to admire dolphins in their environment, from a great boat called "Bussard".The total duration of the activity is approximately 6 hours, with an easy to moderate difficulty level and you can choose to go to the meeting point (at Tijarafe’s bus stop) or if you need it, there is a pick-up service at the bus station of the Port of Tazacorte at 09:35.Without a doubt, a combination of hiking route and dolphin watching worth doing during your holidays in La Palma.Take a chance to discover a hiking route in northwest of La Palma.You will visit a traditional brewery.You will have the help of an expert guide.Includes dolphin watching.