La Palma

La Palma is the ideal option for anyone who wants to embrace the year round sun of the Canary Islands but isn’t a fan of the bustling resorts found on some of its more popular sister islands.

Smaller and more peaceful than the likes of Lanzarote or Tenerife, La Palma still has plenty to offer those visiting from overseas, with a range of activities largely based around the natural beauty of the island.

As with La Gomera, the geography of La Palma is dominated by the formations created by volcanic activity, with high peaks and the huge expanse of the Caldera de Taburiente – formed by the erosion of a volcanic crater.

Alongside the diverse plant life to be found across the interior of the island, and which acts as a stunning back drop to any adventure on foot, La Palma is home to a number of beaches – many of which feature black volcanic sand.

Los Cancajos is popular for those who want to try their hand at diving and snorkeling thanks to a rich array of marine life, with Puerto Naos, El Faro (with its old lighthouse) and Puerto de Tazacorte also well visited by foreign visitors.

If your dream is to relax and take things easy in the sun, La Palma could be right up your street.