What to see in La Palma

Points of interest in La Palma.

What to see in La Palma

La Palma, also known as the “beautiful island”, is one of the most amazing islands on this archipelago. The island has many beautiful landscapes with many legends, wide laurel forests and numerous water manantiales.

The most recommended sites and things to see in La Palma, tourist wise, revolve around nature and culture as it has a notable quantity of trails, viewpoints, natural parks, beaches and museums.

Some of the most interesting sites and things to see on this island:

Santa Cruz de La PalmaSanta Cruz de La Palma
Description: Island’s capital. A welcoming city, with marine tradition, lively streets, interesting museums and an exceptional old city centre.

Naval MuseumNaval Museum
Address: Santa Cruz de La Palma.
Description: Museum housed in a reproduction of the Colombian Caravel Santa María. It holds many parchments from the Indian Courts, nautic letters and many navigation tools.

Caldera de Taburiente National ParkCaldera de Taburiente National Park
Address: On the centre of the island
Description: Impressive national park with many wild landscapes.

Address: Breña Alta
Description: Excellent zoo and botanic park with more than 7.000 square meters where you might search for all the exotic animals.

Los Cancajos BeachLos Cancajos Beach
Address: Breña Baja.
Description: Perfect for diving, it has quiet waters, sand and rocks with volcanic origin.

San Antonio VolcanoSan Antonio Volcano
Address: Fuencaliente de La Palma.
Description: The crater from the San Antonio Volcano is one of the most beautiful in the Canary Islands. Visit it!

Los Tiles ForestLos Tiles Forest
Address: San Andrés y Sauces.
Description: The widest laurel forest in La Palma

Palmex CactusPalmex Cactus
Address: El Paso
Description: Beautiful garden with more than 700 cactus species.

Paraíso de las AvesParaíso de las Aves
Address: El Paso.
Description: Zoo and botanic park where you might observe a wide quantity of different animals in danger of extinction and exotic plants.

Description: This is an idyllic site to spend some resting days. Highlighted by its historic centre and beaches.

Los Llanos de AridaneLos Llanos de Aridane
Description: The main economic centre and commercial site on the island.

Benahorita Arcaeological MuseumBenahorita Arcaeological Museum
Address: Calle de las Adelfas nº1, Los Llanos de Aridane.
Description: In this museum you might discover the habitat, the industries, the environment usage and the magical-religious beliefs from the “benahoritas”.

Roque de los MuchachosRoque de los Muchachos
Address: Garafía.
Description: Impressive rock with 2.426 meters of height where the International Astrophysical Observatory is localized.

Belmaco Archaeological ParkBelmaco Archaeological Park
Address: Villa de Mazo.
Description: Wide grotto composed by ten smaller creeks that were inhabited by pre hispanic indigenous. Many archaeological remains were found inside.

La Zarza y La Zarzita Cultural ParkLa Zarza y La Zarzita Cultural Park
Address: Calle La Mata, Llano Negro, Garafía.
Description: Archaeological Site with rock carvings.

Jieque CauldronJieque Cauldron
Address: Tijarafe.
Description: This is one of the most beautiful sites on this municipality. It’s like a smaller reproduction of the famous Caldera de Taburiente.

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