Santa Cruz de la Palma in detail


Wander down to the waterfront to stroll alongside a series of wonderful old houses with traditional Canarian balconies overflowing with flowers. Many of the houses date from the 16th century and have been converted into upscale restaurants. The islanders’ penchant for balconies came with Andalucian migrants and was modified by Portuguese influences.

After a stroll along the inviting new beachside promenade, head for Calle O’Daly, the city’s main street. Named after an Irish banana merchant who made La Palma his home, the street is full of shops, bars and some of the town’s most impressive architecture and sights, including the grand spectacle of Plaza de España. Don't overlook exploring the streets higher up the steep hills as the whole area is infused with history and charm.