Las Palmas

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La Palma, the Canary Islands

La Palma is one of the smaller islands that the Canary Islands has to offer, measuring 708 km squared and with a population of just over 85,000. It’s the most North-Westerly of the islands too, and is also one of the more quiet holiday destinations for tourists – although there’s no real reason why, as you’ll soon find out.

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About La Palma

The Landscape

Surrounded by mountains and volcanoes, beaches and forests as well as a rainforest and beautiful, peaceful villages, La Palma sure does plenty to keep your average holiday maker happy.

As someone looking for an adventure holiday then you’re going to be spoilt for choice here – from hiking to paragliding, surfing to rock-climbing, there isn’t too much that you can’t do on the island of La Palma.

Being a highly volcanic region (2nd after Tenerife out of the Canary Islands), La Palma’s base lies almost 4,000m below sea level and reaches a height of 2,400m above sea level. Lots has been said about whether a new volcanic erruption could be due, and also about the chances of a Tsunami occuring on the island due to some of its history.

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La Palma’s Climate

Out of all of the Canary Isles, La Palma has a more mild and predictable subtropical climate with average highs in winter of 21 degrees and 27 degrees in summer, making it another possible Winter holiday destination for those looking to travel from the UK.

The climate varies greatly from place-to-place on the island, and you’ll find a cooler climate towards the more mountanious parts of La Palma.

Where to Stay in La Palma

Despite it’s relatively small size you won’t struggle to find lovely places to stay during your trip to La Palma. There are also direct flights from the UK to make travelling much easier than to most of the smaller Canary Isles.

You’ll find a variety of different hotels and guesthouses so whether you’re travelling as a family or an individual you’ll be sure to find a great place to stay during your trip.

La Muralla Apartamentos Las Palmas

La Muralla Apartamentos

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Hotel San Telmo in Las Palmas

Hotel San Telmo

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Hotel Hacienda de Abajo La Palma

Hotel Hacienda de Abajo

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hacienda san jorge in la palma

Hacienda San Jorge

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La Palma Travel Information

Language: Spanish

Currency: Euro (€) Most establishments will accept debit and credit cards.

Flight /travel time:  From 4 hours from London, UK before a connecting flight lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Time Difference: Same time zone as Britain.

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Emergency Contact: 112 is the number to call for any emergency, operators speak Spanish, English and German.

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