The island SAN MIGUEL DE LA PALMA lies in Northwest of the Canary Islands.
Together with La Gomera, El Hierro and Tenerife, they make up the province of SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE .
It consists of 14 municipalities.
The island is split into 14 municipalities
AN ISLAND FULL OF CONTRASTS:
From the tallest mountain ( Roque de los Muchachos, 2.426 m ) …
… to the volcanic, fine black-sanded beaches…
From the lush greenery in the North of the island…
… to the rugged and spectacular volcanoes in the South
… And not forgetting the majestuosity of the Caldera de Taburiente Nationalpark, in the very heart of the island.
AN ISLAND TO ENJOY …
ON LAND , with lots of possibilities to hike, mountain bike, …
IN THE SEA , admiring the singularity of its sea bottoms …
… AND ON THE AIR, discovering the island as if bird eye view…
AN ISLAND ON WHICH TO DISCOVER:
The bowels of the island
The inmensity of the Universum around us
Mirador estelar The Roque de los Muchachos Astrophysics Observatory Viewpoint for stargaze
Its prehispanic origins
AN ISLAND WITH A HERITAGE WORTH OF BEING ADMIRED:
Secular architecture Town Hall in S/C de La Palma Seat of the Diputado del Común
Los Lavaderos. Villa de Tazacorte Street in the Old Town of Tijarafe
Religious architecture Real Santuario Insular de Las Nieves Main altarpiece of the Las Angustias chapel The religious heritage of La Palma is rich in buildings as well as it is home to valuable examples of Flemish art
Ceiling. The El Salvador church (S/C de La Palma) The San Amaro (or San Mauro) chapel. Puntagorda
Military architecture Castillo de Santa Catalina (S/C de La Palma) The Santa Catalina fortress
Rural architecture Molino de gofio (Garafía) Typical country house Mill to ground Gofio (Garafía)
AN ISLAND TO DELIGHT THE SENSES BY MEANS OF:
Varied handicrafts: Embroideries Pottery
All throughout the year lots of celebrations take place on the island, not only religious ones …
Corpus Christi (Mazo) Caballos Fuscos (Fuencaliente) San Antonio del Monte (Garafía) El Diablo (Tijarafe)
AN ISLAND TO SAVOUR …
A rich and varied cuisine:
… and not less delicious and famous wines and liquors…
… and delicious and exquisite confectionery…
Pretty island,isn’t it? We look forward to welcoming you on La Palma. ¡Hasta la vista!