Top ChoiceNational Park in Central La Palma

Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente

Declared a national park in 1954, this beautiful park is at the heart of La Palma, both geographically and symbolically. Extending across 46.9 sq km, the park encompasses thick Canary pine forests, a wealth of...

Top ChoiceMountain in Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente

Pico Bejenado

At 1854m, clambering up to this peak offers glorious views over the pines, valleys and ridges of the Caldera de Taburiente. The peak marks the conclusion of the hike here from Pista de Valencia below along a...

Top ChoiceTapas in El Paso

Tapas & Trekking

Situated in the shadow of the evocative 18th-century ermita, this place keeps it simple with a superb menu of tapas and tablas (platters) to share. Offerings range from homemade fish and chorizo croquetas to...

Top ChoiceObservatory in Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente

Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos

The huge telescopes on the peak of Roque de los Muchachos belong to the island’s astronomical observatory, one of the world’s best places to study the night sky and in 2012 deemed the world's first...

Top ChoiceMuseum in El Paso

Museo de la Seda

Learn the secrets of the caterpillars that spin dresses fit for a marriage. The silk produced here is made according to traditions that have barely changed since the industry arrived on the island in the 16th...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Los Cancajos

Casa Goyo

This simple palm-roofed shack by the airport has become one of the most well-known seafood restaurants on the island. Hear the roar of the planes as you savour vieja à la plancha (pan-grilled parrot fish) and...

Natural Feature in Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente

Lava Tubes

On the hike up to Pico Bejenado, and at other sights in the park, you will see lava tubes in the rock by the side of the path. Originally, these were conduits in the rock through which lava would pass, formed...

Plaza in Los Llanos de Aridane

Plaza España

Relaxing and good-looking Plaza España is the heart of the historic town. Majestic, ancient and sizeable Indian laurel trees provide a much-welcome leafy canopy on even the sunniest days, making this the perfect...

Village in Puerto Naos

El Remo

Just a short way down to the very end of the road beyond Puerto Naos, past the banana greenhouses, brings you to this small village right by the sea, composed of a gathering of low-build houses, cafeterias and...

Archaeological Site in Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente

Lomo del Estrecho Engravings

A marker at 2.5km from Pista de Valencia and 3km from Pico Bejenado points to the prehistoric Petroglifos (petroglyphs) 150m along a path to your right. The carving – housed within a metal cage – was discovered...

Beach in Puerto Naos

Playa Puerto Naos

The black-sand beach at Puerto Naos is the longest on the island, measuring around 1km. Backed by towering palm trees, the excellent facilities here include showers, changing rooms and toilets, plus sunbeds and...

Beach in Puerto Naos

El Charco Verde

With boardwalks on the sands, this small black volcanic beach beyond Puerto Naos is a fun stop on the way to El Remo. Note the rock jutting into the sea, which is the site of a small shrine. There's parking at...

Seafood in Puerto Naos

Restaurante Playa Chica

Overlooking the delightful and small namesake cove at the northern end of the beach, this appealing seafood restaurant with its jaunty blue decor enjoys one of the best locations in town – hence its popularity....

International in Los Llanos de Aridane

La Vitamina

This laid-back, slightly bohemian, slightly disorganised choice with painted chairs and mismatched furniture is often busy, supplying diners with largely but not exclusively, vegetarian and vegan meals that pull...

Seafood in Los Cancajos

El Pulpo

This simple beach restaurant started out as a rough-and-ready shack back in 1971 and is still renowned by locals as one of the best places to enjoy fried fish. With chairs sprawled on a terrace on the sand, it's...

Landmark in Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente

Pista de Valencia

This small dirt car park and clearing marks the start of the Pista de Valencia to Pico Bejenado climb. There is a map that describes the trail and marks the various altitudes, distances involved and the change in...

Church in Los Llanos de Aridane

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios

The gleaming white Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, built in the Canarian colonial style, is located on the lovely square of Plaza España. Across the way in the alleys next to the church is the Museum...

Seafood in Puerto Naos

Orinoco

It’s not the kind of place that charms by looks alone, but this homey spot up a side street from the main promenade is the favourite of locals for fish soup, seafood tapas, fresh fish and traditional palmero...

Market in El Paso

Mercado

This popular farmers market also sells arts and crafts. It's in the same building as the tourist office.