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La Palma attracts adventurous types – leisurely sunbathing is often overlooked in favour of hiking the island's volcanic landscapes, exploring verdant laurel greenery, and discovering the magic of Roque de los Muchachos Observatory.
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Caldera de Taburiente National Park

The centerpiece of La Palma's incredible National Park is Caldera de Taburiente – a few kilometer-wide crater. An extended period of erosion caused the soil to sink, creating an enormous pit in place of a once-existing mountain. The park itself contains scenic hiking trails, waterfalls, forests, and is characterised by its breathtaking natural landscapes.
Adresse: 47 Carretera General de Padron, La Palma
Telefon: +34 922 92 22 80
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Fuencaliente

Fuencaliente in the island's south is a good base for travellers looking to explore nearby natural attractions. Visit the village of Los Canarios itself, and take trips to nearby volcanoes (de San Antonio and Teneguia) or salt pools to experience the awe-inspiring beauty of this region.
Adresse: Fuencaliente, La Palma
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Saltwater pools

Charco Azul (in San Andres y Sauces) is our top choice, followed closely by Piscinas de la Fajana – a similar location just a short drive north from Charco Azul. Both are well-maintained and equipped with visitor facilities. Pool waters are clear and shallow, with surrounding caves providing shelter from the summer sun.
Adresse: San Andres y Sauces, La Palma
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Observatory of El Roque de Los Muchachos

One of the highlights of La Palma is the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory containing the world's largest optical telescope. Book a daytime tour and see professional telescopes used to watch the stars, or join an evening astronomy tour to take a close-up look at the night sky yourself. The island's highest point is a stone's throw away from the observatory and makes for a great hike.
Adresse: Brena Baja, La Palma
Telefon: +34 622 805 618
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Santa Cruz de La Palma

The island's administrative capital is nestled beautifully on La Palma's east coast, and is dotted with museums and quaint churches. Do not miss the best vantage point for seeing Santa Cruz in its entirety at 17th century Santuario de la Virgen de las Nieves, and stroll down the Avenida Maritima to see its colorful, idyllic balconies festooned with plants and flowers.
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Puerto Naos

One of La Palma's two most popular destinations, Puerto Naos is a coastal settlement boasting the island's longest beach. It's a good choice for sun-seekers, and nearby Eco Finca Platano Logico makes for an interesting excursion for those interested in learning about the island's sustainable eco-farming.
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Los Tiles

The Los Tiles laurel forests are an enormous green oasis covering dozens of square kilometers, and containing a plethora of island flora and fauna. Take the hiking path to Marcos y Cordero to reach the Visitor Center with more information on the forest's species, or hike through the lush vegetation to the Marcos y Cordero natural springs.
Adresse: San Andres y Sauces, La Palma
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Parque Cultural La Zarza

The island's original inhabitants – the Benahoare – have left two circular rock carvings engraved in stone now on display in La Palma's Parque Cultural La Zarza. The on-site museum tells the story of the people who once populated the volcanic island and details the Spanish conquest of the mid-15th century.
Adresse: San Antonio, Garafia, La Palma
Telefon: +34 922 69 50 05
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-3pm
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Ruta de los Volcanes

Running from Fuencaliente to El Pilar, this well-marked scenic route is easy to navigate and varies in difficulty depending on the route you choose – it's downhill towards Fuencaliente, but becomes more challenging if you venture north to El Pilar.
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Mirador El Time

It's a 3-kilometer uphill hike from Puerto de Tazacorte to this excellent viewing platform, from where sweeping vistas of the La Palma coastline and settlements unfold. There is a panoramic cafe serving refreshments at the top. The viewpoint can also be reached by car or public bus.
Adresse: Tazacorte, La Palma
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The Black Beaches of La Palma

La Palma, shaped over millions of years by volcanic eruptions, is one of the few places in the world to have coal-black beaches. These are given their colour by ground up lava rocks instead of ocean sand. The colour does not stain clothes and even boasts higher heat absorption, which allows one to relax on the beach at milder temperatures, too.
Adresse: 6 Calle Punta de la Arena, La Palma
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Palmex Cactus Garden

If giant cacti prickle your fancy, make sure to visit Palmex Cactus Garden. The grounds are home to towering rare cacti and succulents rarely seen outside of the African continent. Exotic birds may also make an appearance. Entry is free, but donations are welcome.
Adresse: 8 Calle Santa Ana 38750 El Paso, Canarias, Spain
Telefon: (+34) 922 46 48 62
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Poris de Candelaria

Wander off the beaten path and explore this deserted seaside village. Desribed as "Palma's best kept secret", this remote village consists of quaint but abandoned fisherman's houses sandwiched in to caves and cliffsides, overlooking crystal clear water perfect for swimming and diving.
Adresse: Poris o Prois de Candelaria
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Cubo de la Galga

Explore ancient lush green rainforests on the Cubo de la Galga hiking route. Beginning on the LP-1 highway in the east of the island, the starting point is easy to find. The route is 12km long and suitable for all experience levels. However, be warned that parts of this verdant, subtropical jungle are especially steep and slippery. Intrepid adventurers should choose the longer route, which connects to La Galga Mountain, and the viewpoint at San Bartolomé.
Adresse: 38714 Puntallana, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Telefon: (+34) 922 42 31 00
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Cascada de los Colores, Barranco de las Angustias

Follow the Barranco de las Angustias hiking route along the ravine boulders to reach Cascada de los Colores - a magical, rainbow-coloured waterfall. Cross Dos Aguas - a river with stepping stones, fascinating geological formations, and canyons. This walk is not for the faint-hearted but those who undertake it will be rewarded with a one-of-a-kind experience. The walk begins at La Viña parking area.
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Enriclai (Santa Cruz de La Palma)

Enriclai only seats a few and is in high demand, so book ahead. The intimate restaurant has no written menu, so all the day's offers (these change depending on what's fresh or in season) are talked over with Enriclai's amicable hostess Carmen. Local wine varieties are represented in abundance.
Adresse: 2 Calle Dr Santos Abreu, Santa Cruz de La Palma
Telefon: +34 680 20 32 90
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La Casa del Volcan (Fuencaliente)

Steps away from the San Antonio Volcano Visitor Center is La Casa del Volcan – a longstanding local establishment heralded for its innovative approach to cooking Canarian culinary classics. It's been producing its own wine for nearly a century now, too.
Adresse: 23 Calle Los Volcanes, Fuencaliente
Telefon: +34 922 44 44 27
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Chipi-Chipi (Santa Cruz de la Palma)

Located off the trodden path uphill from Santa Cruz de la Palma, Chipi-Chipi's lush garden setting and excellent meat grills make for some great value, filling lunches. Meat comes with a side of ubiquitous Canarian wrinkly potatoes and dip sauces to go along.
Adresse: 42 Lugar Juan Mayor 42, Santa Cruz de la Palma
Telefon: +34 922 41 10 24
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 12:30–11pm, Sun 12:30–5:30pm
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La Placeta (Santa Cruz de La Palma)

The popular La Placeta serves quick bites and tapas on ground level, and turns into a more refined dining venue upstairs, from where a typical plant-bedecked balcony looks over the quaint Borrero square. Menu offerings range from international to local fare.
Adresse: 1 Placeta del Borrero, Santa Cruz de La Palma
Telefon: +34 922 41 52 73
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Casa Goyo (Los Cancajos)

The unassuming Casa Goyo serves up some of the best seafood on La Palma, which is saying a lot for an island where fresh fish is easily acquired by nearly any eatery. Try one of the grills or deep-fried octopus and calamari – one of the island's specialties.
Adresse: Cno. Lodero, 120, Santa Cruz de la Palma
Telefon: +34 922 44 06 03
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La Placita (San Andres y Sauces)

La Placita's palm-tree-shaded outdoor seating area with a view is rarely empty – arrive early to secure a spot in one of San Andres' favourites, a restaurant that serves a refreshing mix of Thai and Canarian flavours. The coffee selection is extensive to match.
Adresse: 5 Calle La Plaza, San Andres y Sauces
Telefon: +34 922 10 63 34
Åpningstider: Daily 11.30am-11pm
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Bodegon Tamanca (Las Manchas)

The bodega's cavernous insides are adorned with hanging legs of ham and wine barrels, foreshadowing a dining experience heavy on the meat (cooked and served here in a multitude of different ways) and accompanied by an extensive selection of house wines. Pick up a bottle at the adjacent shop on your way out.
Adresse: Calle las Manchas, Las Manchas
Telefon: +34 922 49 40 17
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 11am-11pm, Dun 11am-6pm
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Casa Osmunda (Brena Alta)

Heralded by many as the island's finest, Casa Osmunda is miles ahead of most upper-range restaurants on La Palma. The menu is heavily focused on Canarian flavours, and chefs are there to accommodate diners' dietary requirements. The wine selection impresses with labels of a varied price range.
Adresse: 2 Subida a la Concepcion, Brena Alta
Telefon: +34 922 41 26 35
Åpningstider: Tue-Sun 1pm-11pm
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Parrilla Los Braseros (Santa Cruz de la Palma)

Uphill from the island's capital lies a true find for meat-lovers and diners with dietary restrictions. Parrilla Los Braseros offers a mouthwatering selection of meat grills kept hot and steamy by the delightful miniature BBQ grills they are served on. Special meals for those with allergies and/or dietary restrictions are also available.
Adresse: 51 Calle Los Alamos, Santa Cruz de la Palma
Telefon: +34 922 41 43 60
Åpningstider: Wed–Sun 10am–6pm
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Restaurante Azul (Garafia)

The sought-after Restaurante Azul is only open on weekends (from 1pm onward), so be sure to make a reservation if your intentions to dine here are serious. The glorious vistas are accompanied by excellent fresh fare, ranging from prime cuts of meat to seafood to a few vegetarian options.
Adresse: El Castillo, Garafia
Telefon: +34 922 40 06 60
Åpningstider: Sat & Sun 1pm-late
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La Vitamina (Los Llanos)

Finding alternatives to the meat- and seafood-heavy La Palma dining scene may prove challenging, which is what makes La Vitamina's selection so appealing - the menu lists a large variety of vegan and vegetarian meals, with a multitude of fresh fruit juices to complement your choice.
Adresse: 29 Calle Real, Los Llanos de Aridane
Telefon: +34 922 46 31 49
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 12pm-9.30pm
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El Jardin de la Sal (Fuencaliente)

You'd be wrong to take El Jardin de la Sal for a tourist trap, despite the fact that it hardly has any semblance of competition in the vicinity. The outdoor rooftop terrace overlooks the salt lakes and invites for a drink (the cafe serves local wines and draft beers) and a bite - salads, seafood, potatoes, and more.
Adresse: 5 Carretera La Costa El Faro, Fuencaliente
Telefon: +34 922 97 98 00
Åpningstider: Daily 11am-6pm
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Frida (Los Llanos)

The quaint Los Llanos cafe serves a delightful selection of dishes, sandwiches, light bites and dessert - from cake to ice cream, Frida has it all and more. Breakfasts deserve a special mention - do try and have one here if you happen to be staying in or passing through the area.
Adresse: 24 Calle Calvo Sotelo, Los Llanos
Telefon: +34 922 46 51 10
Åpningstider: Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 9am-3pm
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El Cafe de Don Manuel (Santa Cruz de la Palma)

Run by award-winning barista Rayco Rodriguez, El Cafe de Don Manuel offers up some of the best brews on the island (and, arguably, all of Spain) in its compact courtyard just off Calle O'Daly. Try the signature barraquito - a coffee with milk, cinnamon, and citrus undertones. Seating is limited but worth the wait.
Adresse: 2 Perez de Brito, Santa Cruz de la Palma
Telefon: +34 922 41 03 17
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Tasca Catalina (El Paso)

Upholding the La Palma tradition of eateries with a view, Tasca Catalina is set at an elevation and offers al fresco terrace seating overlooking the hillsides and water. Order a few tapas plates to share (five or so must be enough to feed a party of two) and sample a few dishes at once.
Adresse: 27 Calle Miramar, El Paso, La Palma
Telefon: +34 922 48 65 69
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Bar Parada (Fuencaliente)

The unassuming cafe is – quite literally – a stop which most make when passing through the area. Apart from offering travelers a welcome respite, Parada sells delightful almond cookies (Almendrados) made in-house (these can be picked up at the tiny adjacent store).
Adresse: 96 Carretera General, Fuencaliente
Telefon: +34 922 44 40 02
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Bio Cafe Finca Aloe (Santa Cruz de la Palma)

This hidden gem of a cafe is one you must come across when hiking through Las Tricias – getting here is only possible on foot, as no paved roads lead up to Finca Aloe, a green hideaway that serves predominantly organic food from its very own garden. Organic products, such as spreads and cheese, are up for sale and take-away.
Adresse: Cl 59 iseminado Buragas, Las Tricias
Telefon: +34 665 32 13 27
Åpningstider: Daily 12pm-5pm
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Granier (Santa Cruz de la Palma)

This delightful Santa Cruz bakery sells some of the freshest pastries in town, with sweet and savoury varieties on offer. Muffins, croissants, layered dough pastries and – in the savory department – pizzas and sandwiches, along with an extensive coffee selection. Exceptional quality to price ratio.
Adresse: 21 Calle Daly, Santa Cruz de la Palma
Telefon: +34 922 42 01 51
Åpningstider: Daily 7am-9pm
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Cerveceria Isla Verde (Tijarafe)

For a fix of tapas and beer with a view, try the little craft brewery cum restaurant in Tijarafe. It serves few varieties of home-brewed beer (dark, light and wheat ales) and local wines. The tapas selection is very decent, complemented by a changing offer of daily specials.
Adresse: El Jesus, Tijarafe
Telefon: +34 691 44 51 53
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Cafeteria Mirador El Time (Tijarafe)

With no competition in sight, the Mirador El Time Cafeteria is perched on top of one of the island's highest peaks and excellent viewpoints, with sweeping vistas of the La Palma coastline unfolding from the cafe's terrace. Skip the bottled wines (available at half the price elsewhere), but do sit down for a drink and tapas.
Adresse: Mirador El Time, Tijarafe
Telefon: +34 922 48 90 83
Åpningstider: Daily 9am-10pm
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Kiosco Aridane (Los Llanos)

Located right in the heart of Los Llanos de Aridane, this circular kiosk bar has been gathering locals and visitors in the central Plaza de Espana for decades. Grab a drink and enjoy the evening mingling with locals and travelers in the shadow of leafy green trees.
Adresse: Plaza De Espana, Los Llanos de Aridane
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Bar La Papirusa (Santa Cruz de la Palma)

The longstanding La Papirusa is somewhat of a local institution, an establishment that keeps drawing return customers decades after it first started operations. The bar's recipe for success is a warm welcome and good value drinks and tapas served on the outdoor terrace.
Adresse: 2 Calle Apuron, Santa Cruz de la Palma
Telefon: +34 922 41 03 35
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Cinnamon Bar (Santa Cruz de la Palma)

Cinnamon Bar has a distinctly modern vibe, one that quickly dissipates in its outdoor seating area spilling out onto a quaint Santa Cruz square. Apart from a pleasant selection of drinks, the establishment also offers a rather wide range of tapas and platters.
Adresse: San Teimo, Plaza Santo Domingo, Santa Cruz de la Palma
Telefon: +34 922 41 02 24
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Tasca Alavasca (Brena Baja)

A restaurant and bar widely popular with tourists, Tasca Alavasca is known not only for their array of drinks and delicious menu offerings, which include meat grills and appetizing tapas platters, but also for hosting cool live music shows on the first Friday of every month.
Adresse: 4 San Antonio, Brena Baja
Telefon: +34 922 43 47 54
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 10:30am–2am
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Bodegas Teneguia (Fuencaliente)

La Palma is well-known for its wines, and Bodegas Teneguia is a winery, perhaps, best fit for familiarizing yourself with these. For a very modest fee, visitors will be able to sample all sorts of wines produced here, and enjoy the opportunity to purchase favourites at the adjacent store.
Adresse: 8 Calle N Dos Fuencaliente, Fuencaliente
Telefon: +34 922 44 40 78
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Mercadillo del Agricultor (Puntagorda)

An excellent market catering primarily to local shoppers, Mercadillo del Agricultor is one of the island's best places to purchase fresh produce, organic jams and cheeses, handicrafts and knick knacks, and even try freshly pressed sugar cane juice paired with a slice of cake or a bocadillo custom-assembled from market offerings.
Adresse: 55 Camino Pinar, Puntagorda
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Mercado Municipal (Santa Cruz de la Palma)

If your itinerary allows for a morning in the island's capital, do stop by this compact market, if only to sample the freshly squeezed sugarcane juice (served mojito-style with rum and lemon if you so prefer). The market sells fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, fish, and other local edibles.
Adresse: 16 Av. el Puente, Santa Cruz de la Palma
Telefon: +34 922 41 14 59
Åpningstider: Daily 7am-2pm
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Destilerias Aldea (Charco Azul)

Passed on through four generations, this family's rum distillery is now based in La Palma's coastal settlement of Charco Azul, nearby San Andres y Sauces. Take a guided tour of the distillery if time permits, and enjoy a tasting at the adjacent store selling the rum (prices are a steal).
Adresse: 83 El Melonar, San Andres y Sauces
Telefon: +34 922 45 05 68
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 9am-2pm & 3-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm
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Calle O'Daly (Santa Cruz de la Palma)

The capital's thoroughfare is lined with shops and boutiques catering to multiple tastes, selling items ranging from clothing and accessories to locally produced alcohol and deli foods.
Adresse: Calle O'Daly, Santa Cruz de la Palma
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La Molina Artesania (Santa Cruz de la Palma)

Working directly with independent Canarian craftsmen and designers, La Molina brings visitors to La Palma a chance to shop for some incredible unique designs of jewellery, art and accessories, as well as local drinks (bottled wines) and delicacies.
Adresse: 17 Calle Daly, Santa Cruz de la Palma
Telefon: +34 922 41 02 68
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 9.30am-8pm, Sun 9.30am-2pm
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Los Llanos de Argual Market (Los Llanos)

This Sunday market, lost amidst banana plantations and old Canarian buildings, is a meeting point for locals and tourists, as well as an excellent place to browse through handicrafts, jewellery, artwork, and possibly pick up some fresh produce. Catch the glass blowing workshop during your visit.
Adresse: Arqual, Los Llanos
Åpningstider: Sundays
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Artefuego (Los Llanos de Aridane)

Artefuego is an artisan glass-blowing factory and store where craftsmen show off their skill to interested visitors - there is an open studio, one that gets frequented especially during the Los Llanos Sunday market. Stop by and pick out a figurine, colorful bowl or another one of many Artefuego's creations.
Adresse: 29 Plaza Sotomayor, Los Llanos de Aridane
Telefon: +34 699 74 51 53
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La Palma Airport

The island airport is located at a distance of 8km away from the capital, and serves multiple international destinations. There is a public bus connecting the airport to the island's capital of Santa Cruz and touristic area of Los Cancajos. Buses run every half hour from approximately 7am to 10pm daily. Pre-arranged transfers, car rental or taxi may be necessary to reach destinations elsewhere on the island.
Telefon: +34 902 40 47 04
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Passport / Visa

Spain can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.
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Ferry

La Palma can be reached by ferry from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which takes between 5 and 8 hours, depending on the ferry operator. There is usually an option to add-on a private cabin at extra cost. The two main companies operating this route are Transmediterranea and Fred Olsen Express.
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Best Time to Visit La Palma

May through October are normally pleasant and rain-free; temperatures rarely become uncomfortably hot even during peak months of July and August.
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Public Transport

There is a bus service that connects Santa Cruz de La Palma to several destinations across the island, including Los Llanos de Aridane. A detailed route map (with pricing) is provided on the Transportes Insular web page. Cash to the driver is the primary payment method, along with Bono Cards sold at some tourist offices and bus stations. Bus stops located along Avenida Maritima and at Plaza Constitucion.
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Taxi

Taxis are a reliable yet pricey way of getting around La Palma. The fares are, however, strictly regulated, so there is no need to worry about being overcharged. Taxi La Palma +34 686 55 38 68
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Pharmacy

There are multiple pharmacies spread across the island. Farmacia del Puente 4 Calle Anselmo Pérez de Brito, Santa Cruz de la Palma +34 922 41 20 09
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Post

There are post offices in most larger settlements. Correos 2 Plaza de la Constitucion, Santa Cruz de la Palma +34 922 41 17 02
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Telephone

+34
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Electricity

Europlug, 220-240 Volts

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