Cuevas de Belmaco
Cuevas de Belmaco is an archaeological park that is said to have been home to princes of the indigenous people. There are still many engraved marks in the rocks of the nations. Here you will find ten more natural caves and a building with stone carvings on which different interpretations exist. Today, 'Cuveas de Belmaco' has been declared a Historic Artistic Monument. Through a walk you will discover more information about the origin of the Canary Islands by means of information boards.
Santa Cruz de la Palma
The capital Santa Cruz de Palma has a rich history. This is a port city with a historic center. Besides a lot of history, there are also several shops, bars and restaurants. There is also a market on all days of the week (except Sunday). In the summer there are many performances in squares. Perfect to enjoy with your wine from your terrace.
In the Breña Alta area, tobacco is still grown, so you can see how cigars are still made by hand. Breña Alta also has some nice viewpoints such as La Concepción, La Cumbre and Montaña de la Breña. From here you have a great view over this beautiful area. You also have the opportunity to visit some lava beaches. The Maroparque is also located in Breña Alta. This is a nature reserve with a great diversity of tropical plants, rocks and a waterfall, where about 300 species of exotic animals live.
Playa de Puerto de Naos
Puerto Naos beach is the largest on the island of La Palma. It is located on the southwest coast of the island, in the main center: Puerto Naos. Paragliding enthusiasts use the beach as a meeting point, making it an ideal place to enjoy an aerial spectacle during your beach holiday in La Palma.
The beach of Nogales, one of the best on La Palma, gives a good overview of what it has to offer: mountains, hiking trails, lava, ocean and greenery, lots of greenery. Located in the northern village of Puntallana, the black volcanic sand, with some blue and gray tones, the spectacular rock walls and the mighty Atlantic Ocean have anchored this beach as a destination for surfers, naturists or simply lovers of solitude, the beautiful views and the walks. And when the sea is calm, the ability to swim well means that there are few better places on the island.
Playa de Tazacorte
The sunniest climate in Europe, a long beach, a boulevard for strolling, cozy terraces and a harbor with a choice of various boats that look for dolphins. Puerto de Tazacorte has it all!
A breakwater makes it possible to swim safely in the Atlantic Ocean, apart from a few turbulent days a year. This makes the beach of Tazacorte so popular with families with children and less good swimmers.
Volcano Museum near Fuencaliente
The volcano museum at Fuencaliente is not very extensive, but it leaves a huge impression. Children find it exciting anyway that there are volcanoes in the Canary Islands. In this museum there are some information boards about volcanoes, and movies are played. Especially outside a nice extra element has been added.
From the museum you walk along the crater. Without children it takes about half an hour. The time you need with children depends on age. Put on good shoes and bring water.
The water around this old pirate island is not only the habitat of many beautiful plants and fish. Dolphins, whales and turtles also swim around!
Bet kids want to see whales, dolphins and turtles as much as mom and dad ...?
You can book several boat trips in search of these beautiful animals that live near the coast of La Palma in the Atlantic Ocean.
Along the route through the farm you can walk in the shade of the banana plant. You will see a wide variety of fruit trees such as papayas, mangoes, custard apples, chayotas and passion fruit, as well as a wide variety of medicinal and ornamental plants that flavor the walk.
You will also meet our sheep, chickens, our donkey Pancho and other animals that contribute to fertilizing the crop.
The guides' comments and explanations complement the comfortable walk, showing how bananas grow in a simple yet rigorous and fun way.
Hiking on La Palma
Puntallana is the starting point of many hiking trails. The landscape here is beautifully green and densely covered with laurel forests.
Puntallana is a quiet village. This is the easternmost part of the island, which means that it has more hours of sunshine compared to Santa Cruz, for example, and has less cloud than the higher parts of the eastern side.
Do something unique? Then go paragliding for an afternoon.
Bird's eye view of La Palma is one of the most beautiful experiences you can have in the Canary Islands. The volcanic landscapes and the beauty of the coasts offer panoramic images full of contrasts that are emphasized when viewed from the air. It is therefore not surprising that all Canary Islands have a wide variety of spots for paragliding.
Various riding schools on La Palma offer horse riding tours through different areas. The tours take you along black lava beaches, forests and over the volcanoes of La Palma. Novice riders can get a horseback riding course at a riding school in El Paso.