La Palma is the fifth largest of the Spanish Canary Islands, and enjoys a beautiful location just off the coast of Africa. The volcanic island offers a combination of stunning beaches and a varied inland terrain, making it a great destination for anyone looking to experience nature at its most dramatic. The resort towns situated along the coastline on the other hand offer a wide range of attractions, from water parks to bars and clubs. There are plenty of family-friendly facilities on offer, and La Palma boasts some of the finest stretches of beach in all of the Canary Islands.
You’ll find there’s plenty to keep you occupied on a holiday to La Palma. The towns on the island date back many years, and offer an interesting perspective on traditional island life, dating back to the time of the Spanish arrival and beyond. Nowhere is this rich culture more apparent than in the main port town of Santa Cruz de La Palma. Here visitors will be able to explore a wide selection of original seventeenth and eighteenth century buildings, boasting elegant architecture in the Spanish and Moorish styles. The town is also famous for its fine cigars, which are made from locally grown tobacco.
Other attractions at Santa Cruz de La Palma include a number of museums, a water park and a wide selection of restaurants, which serve a combination of local and international cuisines. The town boasts a lively nightlife and internationally established bands and DJs can often be seen playing at the town’s premiere music venue, ‘San Pedro’.
You will also have the option of enjoying a tour during your holiday to La Palma; head inland to admire dramatic natural landmarks such as the ‘Canyon of Anxiety’, and the imposing volcano itself! Then of course, there are the beaches… La Palma boasts miles of fine, sandy beaches, with areas of black and red volcanic sand. You’ll find some great spots to swim in the ocean, as well as a wide selection of water sports that are on offer around the island.
So if you’re looking for an exciting beach holiday, but don’t like the idea of staying in a bland modern resort, try a holiday to La Palma. As well as boasting some of the best beaches in all of the Canary Islands, La Palma is rich in local culture, with attractions that will appeal to every member of the family. Not only that, but the island’s dramatic landscape will only add to the feeling of venturing into another world. Book your Spain holiday with lastminute.com and let the fun begin.