Central La Palma attractions

Top Choice National 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 fresh…
Top Choice Mountain 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 clearly…
Top Choice Observatory 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 Unesco-certified …
Top Choice Museum 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 centur…
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 when s…
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 spo…
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 resta…
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 in 1…
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 umbr…
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, site of a small shrine. There's parking at either end of the …