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La Palma Honeymoon Guide

Consider a honeymoon or romantic getaway on peaceful La Palma – the greenest and arguably most authentic of the Canary Islands, more commonly known as La Isla Bonita (the pretty island).

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Santa Cruz, La Palma
Santa Cruz, La Palma – Image courtesy of msccruises.com.au

Introducing La Palma

Unspoiled and tranquil, La Palma is a UNESCO-listed World Biosphere Reserve and the perfect island for escaping the crowds and getting close to nature – flora and fauna on La Palma includes species endemic to the island.


What to do and see in Tenerife

Explore a cliff-fringed coast indented with classic black-sand beaches or follow inland hiking trails through lush pine-clad mountains dotted with prehistoric rock carvings and small, picture-perfect pastel-shaded villages. Relax under the swaying palms on black-sand beaches at Los Cancajos and Puerto Naos.

Hike across one of the world’s largest volcanic calderas at the Caldera de Taburiente, where you can also stargaze from one of the observatories at El Roque de los Muchachos.

Stroll through Laurel pine forest at Los Tiles, enjoy panoramic vistas from the Mirador de La Cumbrecita and examine prehistoric Guanche rock carvings at La Zarza Park and Belmaco.

Relax at one of the street cafes in charming Santa Cruz, then explore quaint streets lined with pastel-coloured houses adorned with traditional wooden doors, shutters and balconies festooned with colourful flowers. Alternatively, hire a car to explore the lush green mountains in the north and the arid volcanic cones in the south.


Where to stay

La Palma offers newlyweds an excellent choice of accommodation options to suit all tastes, including the following 5-star hotels…

Hotel Hacienda de AbajoHotel Hacienda de Abajo
Location: Tazacorte, La Palma
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD351 per room
Description: Located in the historic centre of Tazacorte, 2 km from the beach, Hotel Hacienda de Abajo by Vikhotels is an award-winning, adults-only hotel (over 16 years old) offering individually decorated rooms and free Spa access. All rooms are air conditioned and offer free WiFi. They each have a flat-screen multimedia TV and a telephone compatible with MP3 players and iPhones. A a free daily refill of mineral water and soft drinks is included with the minibar, while juice, beer and snacks are available for an extra cost. The private bathroom comes with a bathrobe and free toiletries. The hotel features a restaurant which serves local cuisine with international influences. There is also a selection of restaurants and bars in the area surrounding the hotel. Hacienda de Abajo has a heated outdoor pool and a garden filled with exotic plants. The hotel’s spa offers a Finnish sauna and a hydromassage pool, as well as massage and other treatments. It is 45 minutes by car to La Palma’s airport and also to Santa Cruz de La Palma, where ferries to other islands leave from. La Caldera de Taburiente Nature Reserve is 18 km away.

Hotel-Apartamento Las OlasHotel-Apartamento Las Olas
Location: Breña Baja, La Palma
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD592 per apartment
Description: Hotel-Apartamento Las Olas is a 7-minute walk from Cancajos Beach, and a 3-minute drive from La Palma Airport. The complex features outdoor swimming pools, a gym and free Wi-Fi zone. All apartments Hotel-Apartamento Las Olas have a balcony or terrace and a living area with satellite TV. Guests can cook in the well-equipped kitchens, and there is a handy mini supermarket on site. The aparthotel offers a large sun terrace with loungers and views of the sea and mountains. There is a paddle tennis court, beauty salon and massage service. Bicycle rental can be arranged at the 24-hour reception. Secure parking is available on-site and an airport shuttle service is available. Las Olas is less than a 10-minute drive from the island’s capital, Santa Cruz de la Palma.

H10 Taburiente PlayaH10 Taburiente Playa
Location: Breña Baja, La Palma
Rating: 4-star
Ave nightly price: AUD162 per room
Description: Hotel Taburiente Playa is 300 m from Los Carcajos Beach, on La Palma’s east coast. It offers 3 outdoor pools and free parking, as well as a sauna and tennis courts. All air-conditioned rooms at H10 Taburiente Playa have a private balcony and satellite TV. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer. The hotel’s buffet restaurant offers show cooking and serves international food. There are also 3 bars, including a poolside snack bar and a salon bar with live music. Room service and packed lunches are available. The coastline around the hotel is popular for scuba diving, and there is a diving centre next door. You can drive to La Palma Airport and Santa Cruz de La Palma, the island’s capital, in 10 minutes.

Parador de La PalmaParador de La Palma
Location: Breña Baja, La Palma
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD170 per room
Description: Surrounded by a beautiful, natural landscape, the Parador de la Palma provides great views of the island and is set in 44 hectares of tropical gardens. Each of the hotel's rooms comes with a TV with premium satellite channels and a minibar. Enjoy a pleasant stroll through the gardens surrounding this hotel, with its plants and fruit trees native to the island. You can lie down and soak up the sun here, or take a cool dip in the outdoor swimming pool. Alternatively, you can spend the day on the beach, which is just a short drive from this complex. The hotel has excellent sports facilities onsite, including a gym where you can keep fit while on holiday, a sauna and a play area for children. The hotel has a restaurant, where you can enjoy local-style cuisine. Then you can have a drink in the bar with family or friends.

Hotel San TelmoHotel San Telmo
Location: Santa Cruz de la Palma, La Palma
Rating: 3-star
Ave nightly price: AUD132 per room
Description: Located in the heart of Santa Cruz de la Palma, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Santa Cruz de la Palma Harbour, Insular Museum, and Maritime Museum. Maroparque Zoo is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) away. This hotel features a rooftop terrace, multilingual staff, and a garden. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a front-desk safe. All rooms are individually furnished and feature free WiFi, free wired Internet, and free bottled water. Guests have flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and other amenities include safes and showers.

Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travellers have to say about these and more hotels in La Palma at TripAdvisor.


Getting there

La Palma is the most north-westerly of the Canary Islands (Islas Canarias), an island archipelago comprising seven large and six smaller islands that sit in the Atlantic Ocean around 1100km off the Spanish mainland and just 100km from the northwest coast of Africa.

By air, La Palma receives several flights daily from each of the other Canary Islands, as well as from several European capitals, including Madrid, Amsterdam and London.

Information on how to get to La Palma


Places to explore in the Canary Islands

Canary Islands
Lanzarote
Fuerteventura
La Gomera
Grand Canaria
La Palma
El Hierro
Tenerife

Latest update La Palma honeymoon destination: 30 May, 2017


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