Top things to do in La Palma

Top Choice Church in Santa Cruz de la Palma

Santuario de la Virgen de las Nieves

For splendid views down the valley to Santa Cruz, put aside time to tackle the 4km uphill hike north of town to La Palma’s main object of pilgrimage, the 17th-century Santuario de la Virgen de las Nieves with its fa…
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 Visitor Centre in Fuencaliente

Volcán San Antonio Visitor Centre & Volcán San Antonio

The visitor centre is your first stop if you want to explore the volcanoes. Displays are well-captioned and informative, but the layout is not very imaginative and rather dated. It's far more interesting to head out…
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Santa Cruz de la Palma

Vinateria Albillo

An excellent deli which specialises in local and national Spanish cheese, gourmet olives, preserves, coffee and other goodies like anchovies and smoked salmon as well as wines. You can also take a pew outside for a …
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 Tapas in El Paso

Tapas Trekking

Location, location, location; food, food, food. Situated in the shadow of the evocative 18th-century ermita (chapel), this place keeps it simple with a superb menu of tapas and tablas (platters) to share. Offerings …
Top Choice Village in Northern La Palma

Santo Domingo

Wind your way down the lovely, sinuous LP-112 to the settlement of Santo Domingo and then turn left in the village and follow the signs to the Puerto de Santo Domingo. At the end of the road is a small car park and …
Top Choice Canarian in Santa Cruz de la Palma

Habana

This delightful pink-and-white wedding cake of a building has its terrace on a picturesque plaza overlooking a fountain and surrounded by flower-filled balconies. The coffee is simply superb, the staff are busy but …
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 Saltwater Pool in San Andrés

Charco Azul

Creatively designed Charco Azul is a blending of moulded concrete with natural volcanic rocks. The effect is stunning, especially when the waves are whipping up: a series of natural-looking saltwater pools with sunb…