The Island of “La Palma”
La Palma, is another island part of the archipelago of the Canary Islands. Its called the ‘Isla Bonita” If La Palma were a color, it’d be green in all its shades. The green of the Canary Islands pines and the distinctive laurisilva species have made their home on the ‘Isla Bonita. Some forests line the sides of steep ravines, which we can explore by following a network of trails.
Santa Cruz De La Palma Seaside Town
Santa Cruz de la Palma. This charming seaside town is the best preserved in the Canaries. It still retains the favorable position in the 1500s when it was one of the three Spanish ports that allowed trade with the New World. You can stroll along the cobbled Calle O’Daley and see the beautiful homes of wealthy merchants. Also, you will be able to appreciate the town’s prosperity in the 17th-18th centuries.
The beautiful 16th-century Iglesia del Salvador features a beautiful Mudejar roof and a painted altarpiece. Built-in 1569 as the cardinal’s palace. It has a stunning Renaissance arcade and a carved ceiling. Quinquennial Fiestas are held every five years to honor the island’s patron saint, the Virgin de Las Nieves. These festivities continue the same traditions that the townspeople have been enjoying since 1680.
Caldera de Taburiente National Park
Caldera de Taburiente National Park in La Palma. Also known as Isla Bonita, La Palma is one of the greenest Canary Islands. La Palma is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Its landscape includes pristine forests, sheer cliffs, and a black-sand beach. Caldera de Taburiente National Park is one of its protected areas. Here volcanic peaks reach 2,400m, and lava flows descend to sea level.
La Caldera de Taburiente, one of the Canary Islands’ most beautiful natural areas, is La Palma’s greatest jewel. It is a breathtaking experience to look out from one of the scenic viewpoints.
The park is not just for viewing but also to experience its beauty. It is best to explore it by walking along its trails. All of our senses get activated as we stroll through dense Canary Island pine forests, listen to birds sing in the trees, and enjoy the unique smell of the species endemic to this archipelago.
It is not easy to reach the caldera’s interior on foot. However, the rewards are amazing as we find wonderful spots and then, in the end, cool off in the cool, clear water. You can get a sense of the enormity of this area by visiting the park’s summits, where the Roque de Los Muchachos Astrophysical Observatory stands. From there, you can look out at the vast caldera and feel like you are floating in thin air.
The park offers various wooded areas, including streams and waterfalls, for those looking for idyllic surroundings. Hidden among the steep hillsides are picturesque bays that you can find along the rugged coastline.
La Palma has many things to offer, including amazing hiking trails, beautiful beaches, and green nature.LA PALMA WEATHER
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