You'll witness magnificent volcanic landscapes during your holiday in La Palma - make sure you pack your hiking boots and take full advantage! Walking enthusiasts will enjoy a trek up the highest point of the island, El Roque de los Muchachos – the views at the top are truly spectacular. You can investigate the other Canary islands with a boat trip – it's the perfect way to spend a lazy day. The capital of Santa Cruz is quite the picture with its old buildings and cobbled streets – sit back in one of the many bars and watch the world go by.
You'll be able to choose to fly out from either London Gatwick or Manchester if you purchase direct flights to La Palma via Thomson Flights. If you purchase indirect flights you'll be able to choose from a much wider range of airports and airlines. However you'll have to pay slightly more for the privilege. If you decide to take a holiday in La Palma, you'll fly into La Palma Airport which is located around eight kilometres from the city of Santa Cruz de la Palma. You'll have the option of a taxi or a public bus to escort you to your final destination. Keep in mind that taxis have an airport surcharge. It's worth double checking with your hotel to see if they offer transfers.
With so much to explore during your holiday in La Palma it's just as well that the island offers a good public transport network. Make sure you have a good idea about where you're going as the bus drivers may not always speak good English – always double check before you leave your hotel. If you're on a budget try to stay away from taxis as they can work out expensive.
You'll have no problem sourcing cheap hotels in La Palma as long as you make sure you book well in advance – you'll make some great savings this way. Like the rest of the Canary Islands, La Palma is extremely popular with British tourists – especially during the school holidays. If you can, try to avoid this time if you're on a budget as hotel prices can be steep. Instead visit during the spring and early autumn. The weather's still pleasant and the trip will cost a lot less.
Eating out will be the highlight of your holiday in La Palma – there's so much delicious food to be sampled! It doesn't have to break the bank either. Just make sure you stay well away from tourist-trap restaurants if you're on a budget. You get much more value for money if you venture down the side streets and have a meal in the traditional eateries. If you’re feeling adventurous try the island speciality of goat – you can have it fried or stewed.
Updated 15th May 2013
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