Welcome to Northern La Palma
The dense tropical forests, fertile hills and towering pines that create such a blanket of green over the northern half of the island couldn’t be further away from the lava-encrusted, sun-baked south. The winding roads make this the least-accessible, but many say most beautiful, part of the island, with rocky cliffs plunging into sapphire waters and deserted black beaches surrounded by palm trees. Explore the lush forests of Los Tiles, a Jurassic Park throwback of giant ferns and ancient trees, and find time to savour a lazy lunch in sedate San Andrés before walking around the coast to plunge into the saltwater pools of Charco Azul or the Piscinas de la Fajana. For those interested in ancient history, a couple of sites in the north add a rich vein of archaeological interest to the north of the island.