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With quiet resorts and unspoilt surroundings, holidays here are a delight for those looking for something different to the main Canary Islands...
La Palma holidays are nowhere near as popular as those to neighbouring big sisters Tenerife, Lanzarote, and Gran Canaria. This means that you'll get a peaceful holiday with all the trappings of the beautiful Canary Islands, such as pleasant sunshine, soft black sands, lip-smacking local specialities in laid-back restaurants, and some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet.
You can reach the island from some UK airports on direct flights to the international La Palma Airport (SPC), or transfer from one of the larger Canary Islands. Remember to take advantage of the island's duty-free status - though watch that baggage allowance!
However you arrive, you'll be greeted with pine trees that cling to mountains and deep ravines that cut through the landscape. You'll stumble upon whitewashed villages and restaurants full of rustic charm. You'll savour the flavour of La Palma via vineyards and banana plantations. In short, you'll enjoy a holiday that is away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
La Palma's most popular tourist resorts are: Fuencaliente, which is on the southern tip of the island; Los Cancajos, on the east coast, near the capital of Santa Cruz; and the west-coast destinations of Puerto de Tazacorte and Puerto Naos.
Holidays to La Palma are ideal for enjoying the best of the Canary Islands, while escaping the crowds and being surrounded by scenery to rival anywhere on earth. By using the search tool on TravelSupermarket you can find cheap holidays to La Palma and also last-minute holiday deals to this sunshine isle.
The typical warm weather of the Canaries makes the islands year-round destinations and La Palma is no different...
Just like the other Canary Islands, La Palma bakes in year-round sunshine, with daily average temperatures in winter only just dropping below 20C. Expect highs of 25C at the peak of summer. November, December and January are the wettest months.
Here is our round up of some of the popular events on the island...
Carnival; February/March: Just like the rest of Spain, the Carnival kicks off the season of Lent in La Palma with parades and parties in the streets.
Caballos Fuscos; August - every two years: Be in the popular resort of Fuencaliente on the last Sunday of August of even years to witness the dancing of horses. The horses aren't real - they're made out of cane and are brightly coloured.
Fiesta del Diablo; September: The devil comes to Tijarafe in La Palma every year as part of this rather raucous festival. In fact, the devil appears at many festivals throughout the year across La Palma. It's the middle of the night before he appears, a metal costumed character covered in lit fireworks. Stand well back to watch the antics.
As one of the smaller, less developed islands, there's not quite so much to occupy tourists as you'll find on the bigger islands. But there's still enough going on...
Romance: Santa Cruz, the island's capital, is crammed full of charm: wooden balconies hang above your head while cobbled streets are underfoot. The city sits on an old lava flow and the large port sees plenty of cruise ships, whose passengers alight to enjoy the city for a few hours.
Active types: There are fantastic walking opportunities available when you've had enough of relaxing on the beaches or diving under the waves to explore the marine life.
Adventure seekers: If you're keen on adventure you should visit the National Park of Caldera de Taburiente, which features a stunning mountain formation, once thought to be a crater. See the views from above the clouds at the peak of the park or don your hiking boots for alternative viewpoints.