La Palma is neither the capital of the Balearic Islands (Palma de Mallorca) nor of the beach paradise (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). La Palma is one of the three smaller Canary Islands situated in the western part of the Archipelago. La Palma, as well called "The beautiful Island" (la isla bonita) or "The green Island" (la isla verde), is touristically not very developed yet and is frequented mainly by hikers and lovers of nature. La Palma still maintains all its natural charm.
La Palma has a lot of natural attractions to offer and we strongly recommend you La Palma car hire to discover this wonderful nature of volcanic origin.
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You can best explore the rich geographic contrast of La Palma by hiring a car and enjoying thoroughly the fantastic nature.
La Palma airport is situated 8 km (4.97 miles) south from the capital Santa Cruz de La Palma. It is the sixth international airport of the Canary Islands and there are flight connections with several European charter companies, the Spanish capital Madrid and as well to the neighboring islands. The airport La Palma transports yearly one million passengers and is currently under construction in order to deal with higher passenger numbers.
The Weather in La Palma is mild and well balanced throughout the year. At the coast the temperatures vary between 18º and 28ºC (64.4º-82.4ºF). Although you should take into consideration that this volcanic island has more than 2400 m in altitude and that temperature drops every 100 m about 1ºC. The weather can change quite abruptly and especially in the mountains can alternate clouds and rain showers with sunshine. Due to the Passat winds he north east of the island has more rainfall and lush vegetation, meanwhile the west part is dryer and sunnier, especially during winter. From January to March the 2400 high Roque de los Muchachos is covered with snow, temperatures are below 0ºC (32ºF) with possibility of piercing winds.
This beautiful Island with its lush vegetation and singular landscape offers apart from sports activities a lot of calmness and rest. There are only a few resorts but a wide range of idyllic Holiday Houses, Apartments and Fincas in La Palma.
The price for accommodation in La Palma depends on location, category and season. If you reserve ahead of time you will be able to find the perfect accommodation for your holidays on the canary Islands.
Due to the reduced surface and the great height this Island largely consists in a steep and jagged coastline with only few sandy beaches, which are mainly situated in the western part, like for example "La Playa Negra". Generally, the island is more a paradise for hiking and less suited for the classical beach holidays.