In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean we find the island of La Palma, a Biosphere Reserve of 706 square kilometres, with a population of around 86,000 inhabitants. La Palma offers an infinite number of possibilities for active leisure activities.
La Isla Bonita
Its spectacular sea of clouds, its exceptional landscapes, the warmth of its inhabitants... The "green island" is known as the Isla Bonita for its lush landscapes, the clarity and cleanliness of its sky, and its rugged coastline formed by the volcanic lava that reaches the sea creating a rocky coastline, with small coves nestled between cliffs.
La Palma is an island full of energy. Rugged, beautiful, high, surprising and marvellous. Capable of regenerating, revitalising, relaxing and disconnecting. A land of variety, where the green colours of the north contrast with the ochre and black tones of the south. It is a land of dense nature, with a multitude of pine trees and laurel forests; mountainous, with the Roque de los Muchachos as one of its highest points, with a height of approximately 2,420 metres; black sand beaches, natural pools and small coves; and a universe under the sea to be discovered, as it is home to one of the three Marine Reserves of the Canary Islands, with an underwater volcanic landscape of great beauty in which caves, arches and cliffs abound, and is home to different species, some of which are unique in the world.
The wide diversity of the landscape and climate of La Palma has led it to be declared a Biosphere Reserve and a Starlight Reserve and Destination, one of the best places on the planet for observing the sky.
An island to visit and discover.
Nature without limits
La Palma brings together exceptional natural values that make it a surprising place. The native fauna and flora, as well as its spectacular landscapes, encourage you to discover every corner of this amazing island, which is characterised by its great landscape contrasts in a relatively small area. The circulation of the trade winds, the influence of the Azores anticyclone, and its rugged relief, are the great shapers of the climate of La Palma, giving rise to a mixture of environments, some more humid, with a predominance of heather and laurel forests, and others drier, where pine forests stand out.
One of the most important characteristics of La Palma is the clarity of its sky due to its geographical location, very close to the equator and far from tropical storms. It is undoubtedly the perfect place to observe the sky, with the Roque de Los Muchachos Astrophysics Observatory being one of the most important in the world.
La Palma has paradisiacal beaches, which stand out for their cleanliness and the purity of their waters, with virgin landscapes and impressive cliffs. It is also one of the islands with the greatest difference in altitude in the world, where you can go from sea level to more than 2,400 metres above sea level on the Roque de los Muchachos, its highest point. Day or night, the Isla Bonita is pure spectacle.
A place of flavours
La Palma is gastronomy. Desserts, liqueurs, fruit, nuts, meat and fish form part of the extensive list of local products that make up the flavours of the island, where simple, traditional cuisine coexists with a more elaborate, avant-garde one. The island's products are characterised by their volcanic origin and the purity of the raw material. A gastronomic fusion of Aboriginal, Portuguese, Castilian and Latin American cuisines, its most characteristic dishes and products include escacho (rock fish), grilled cheese, chicharrones (pork rinds), polines (stewed green bananas), sopa de picadillo (mince soup), potaje de trigo (wheat stew), caldo de garbanzas (chickpea broth) and escaldón de pescado (fish stew). Also the roast pork, goat meat in sauce, sancocho (salted fish), or its great variety of fresh fish (tuna, Vieja, Cherne, Alfonsiño, Mackerel, Shrimp, Morena, Salemas...), which are prepared fried or grilled, always accompanied by the famous wrinkled potatoes with red, green or cheese mojo.
The most typical desserts on the island are almendrados, almond cheese, rapaduras, bienmesabe, príncipe Alberto mouse, or sopas de miel de Carnaval (Carnival honey soups). And in terms of wines, the whites, reds, malvasías and tea wines stand out. A territory with flavour, and a brand that shows the quality of its cuisine: Saborea La Palma.