La Palma or the green island is an ideal place for a getaway with the aim of enjoying nature and disconnecting from the problems of everyday life. There are many places to visit in La Palma, so we are going to offer an ideal route to make the most of your time on the island and to know what to visit in La Palma.
Located very close to Tenerife, La Palma can be reached by plane or boat in a very short time. It is an island of contrasts with large, lush forests, peaks dominated by volcanic landscapes and coastal areas with fishing villages.
The best route to know what to visit in La Palma
If you are looking for places to visit on the island of La Palma, the following route will take you to some of the island's emblematic spots that you should not miss.
Climbing the Roque de los Muchachos
One of the most popular places to visit in La Palma, in the Canary Islands, is the Roque de los Muchachos. It is the highest point on the island, rising to 2426 metres. The volcanic landscape with a 1500 metre deep caldera (Caldera de Taburiente) can be seen from the viewpoint at the summit.
The Roque de los Muchachos is home to one of the most famous and complex telescope complexes on the planet, the ORM Astrophysical Observatory. The skies at this location remain clear and ideal for astronomical observation almost all year round.
Contemplate the Dragos of Buracas
Descending from the peaks in the direction of Garafía you can visit the route of the Dragos de Buracas. The dragon tree is a typical tree in all the Canary Islands that stands out for its great longevity. In Buracas you will find one of the largest concentrations of these spectacular trees, and there is a route of about 6 kilometres where you can also visit impressive caves.
Eating out in Los Llanos de Aridane
Before going down to Tazacorte you can pass through Los Llanos de Aridane to have lunch in a Canarian mansion from the 18th century known as El Rincón de Moraga. You can enjoy a wide variety of typical Canarian and La Palma dishes, such as the famous mojo palmero.
Sleeping in Tazacorte
To finish this route, head towards the coast, to the village of Tazacorte. This small and charming village stands out for its varied gastronomic offer, the cliffs that surround it and its black sand beaches.
In Tazacorte you can spend the night to recharge your batteries and plan new routes around La Palma, at the Hotel Hacienda de Abajo. This hotel is a restoration and adaptation of an old sugar plantation, nowadays converted into an idyllic place to rest and relax.
La Palma and its variety of places to visit offers the tourist the possibility to enjoy the impressive nature of the island, its different microclimates and the gastronomy of the Canary Islands.
Photos: visitlapalma.es, Hotel Hacienda de Abajo, El Rincón de Moraga.