From the bottom of a crater to the skies above, see our top tips for discovering La Palma here. Or continue reading for more info on our La Palma locations.
Hiring a car at Santa Cruz de La Palma Airport
La Palma Airport
You can fly direct into La Palma from destinations that include cities in Germany,
as well as on inter-island flights from
Tenerife North Airport, Lanzarote Airport
Gran Canaria Airport. Santa Cruz de La Palma Airport
(or La Palma Airport for short) is located just 8 kms south of the island’s capital – Santa Cruz de La Palma (ah, now you see why the airport’s named after it!).
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Santa Cruz de La Palma Port
Also located in the capital, you can enjoy the ocean more by cruising into La Palma via Santa Cruz de La Palma Port. You have a choice of ferries arriving into La Palma – mainly from other Canary Islands but there’s also a weekly sailing all the way from mainland Spain. If you’re really up for taking things slow. And once you’re off the boat and ready to explore La Palma’s winding roads, we have great La Palma Port car hire deals at two locations just a short walk away.
The islands are perfectly situated for a spot of star gazing with beautiful and light-pollution free clear skies – the sky above the region is even government protected. Learn about the constellations and discover them in the night’s sky – at 28º in the northern latitude, you’ll be able to see all the constellations in the northern hemisphere and a fair few of them from the southern hemisphere too. If you’re interested in learning more about the science involved with star gazing, visit the renowned Roque de los Muchachos observatory. Just check their website for visitor information – and note that visits are only in the day time!
Crater landscapes at Caldera de Taburiente National Park
La Caldera de Taburiente National Park
With steep vertical drops, lush forests and eerie rock formations, a walk on one of the many trails in the Caldera de Taburiente National Park is one that is not easily forgotten. Streams and waterfalls abound in this park keeping things lush and giving you a chance to cool down if you’ve worked up a sweat. At 8 kms in diameter, it is one of the world’s biggest craters. With several rocky peaks stretching above 2,300 metres including Pico de la Cruz and Piedra Llana as well as the ever changing weather from bright sunshine to heavy mist making for spectacular views. You won’t be able to help yourself but be moved by what you see. You can enter the park via the town of El Paso or Santa Cruz de La Palma. Find out more on the park’s website.