La Palma in detail

When to go and weather

  • Spring and autumn offer the most pleasant conditions for hiking, with generally clear skies and warm temperatures.
  • As the most northwesterly island, La Palma catches more Atlantic cloud and rain than any other island and winters (November to February) in the north can be quite wet.
  • Carnaval (March/April) in Santa Cruz is an unmissable spectacle of costumes, floats and locals caked in talcum powder.