The volcanic coastal terrain in La Palma, Canary Islands

Cruise to La Palma, Canary Islands

For a small, quiet island, La Palma is packed with opportunities for adventure. Here, you'll be greeted by a warm climate, beautiful countryside, deep forests and lovely black sand beaches. Sharp green ridges rise steeply from the coast, and in the north, you see the huge volcanic crater Caldera de Taburiente. The volcanic ridge Cumbre Viega runs from the caldera to the island's southernmost point. UNESCO has named the island a World Biosphere Reserve, and its skies are so clear that it earned a Starlight award for maintaining its natural lighting conditions and a clear night sky. Hit the more than 600 miles of trails for hiking and cycling to experience the natural riches for yourself with a cruise to La Palma in the Canary Islands.
National Language Spanish
Currency Accepted Euro (EUR)

Things To Do in La Palma

La Fajana natural swimming pool in La Palma, Canary Islands

La Palma, Canary Islands, Natural Swimming Pool La Fajana

Pool Party

Pool Party

Find your way up to La Fajana on the north side of the island, and swim in the crystal clear waters of its three natural ocean pools. They're all situated next to each other and protected from the waves.

Salt extraction in La Palma, Canary Islands

La Palma, Canary Islands, Salt Extraction

Pass the Salt

Pass the Salt

Visit the salt fields at Las Salinas de Fuencaliente in the south, where sea water gathers in shallow ponds. The sun evaporates the water, and salt remains to be sold all over the island. Migrating birds rest in this area, declared an Official Site of Scientific Interest.

Various colors of raw silk thread

La Palma, Canary Islands, Raw Silk Thread

Take the Silk Road

Silk has been produced in La Palma since the 16th century, and the craft continues. Take a guided tour of the Silk Museum, and you'll see the traditional techniques, starting with caring for live silk worms and finishing with selling the items produced here in the gift shop.

Canary style potatoes served with sauce

La Palma, Canary Islands, Potatoes Canary Style

Local Cuisine

La Palma celebrates the Spanish tradition of tapas, called enyesques here. Cruise to La Palma to try papas arrugadas, a dish made from potatoes boiled in saltwater until it evaporates, leaving a delicious crust. For a shareable feast, seek out sancocho canario — a whole fish served with sweet potatoes, the roasted grain gofio and the spicy sauce mojo picon, made with olive oil, cumin, hot peppers and vinegar.

A man rolling cigars

La Palma, Canary Islands, Man Rolling Cigars


Shop in Santa Cruz de La Palma, the island's capital and second largest city, which sits along the island's eastern coast. Here, colorful homes with flower-filled balconies sit alongside stores and markets on steep cobblestone streets. Cruise to the Canary Islands and pick up hand-crafted textiles, fine embroideries, traditionally made cheese, local jewelry and hand-made cigars.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Bring your sneakers: The least developed Canary Island, La Palma is best seen on foot.
2 Horseback tours are a great way to see the city and conserve a little energy.

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