Plan what to see in La Palma: Places to Visit, history, gastronomy, cultural events, amazing activities, accommodation, recommendations.
The Weather in La Palma
They call La Palma “La Isla Bonita” a very appropriate adjective for this wonderful island, because there are many beautiful things to to see in La Palma. You could also call “dreamy island” and that is that La Palma is a marvel of nature, not in vain the whole island is declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
Who does not know La Palma it misses one of the most beautiful corners of Spain, a paradise for nature lovers. With its fantastic climate and its 1,000 kilometers of marked trails, La Palma is an ideal place for trekking and other outdoor sports.
True marvels to see in La Palma during the day:
And true wonders to see in La Palma at night:
Yes, the night is also wonderful in La Palma, the cleaning of its sky, the high altitude and low light pollution gives the result of a unique condition to observe stars, as well as accredits the distinction “Starlight” which recognizes the skies of La Palma with the best astronomical quality.
However La Palma is also a land very clutched to their customs, with little “tourist pollution” and becomes it an interesting place from the ethnological point of view.
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Places to see in La Palma
La Palma may seem like a small island, but there are a lot of extraordinary places to see in La Palma and is recommended explore all of them, for this is essential rent a car. We recommend you take a look at search engine of ATRÁPALO, in addition to getting the best price, they offer a impeccable service.
These are the essential places to see in La Palma, clicking on the name leads you to the best links to further information.
Gastronomy of La Palma
Besides all the things to see in La Palma, it is essential to try its cuisine, the result of cultural fusion and the extraordinary quality of local raw materials.
|Starters||Wheat porridge, soup of mince, chicken broth with coscorrones, chickpeas, escaldón fish and vegetable stew.|
|Meats||Pork meat with red mojo, goat meat, liver red mojo, pork over hot coals, rabbit in salmorejo and roast goat.|
|Fish||Grilled tuna, grilled albacore, stewed vieja, stewed grouper, fried groupers, snappers fried, fried sama, fried bream, shrimp and gueldes.|
|Desserts||Bienmesabe, marquesotes, almond, lemon cream, Prince Albert, cream caramel|
|Wines and Drinks||Wines with denomination of origin La Palma, La Palma rum, coffee liqueur and sweet wine.|
|Other Products||Crafts typical Canarian, also enjoy the fame of their cigars.|
Recommended accommodations in La Palma
Lots to see in La Palma, do not waste time looking hotel. In ATRÁPALO they offer you best price guarantee, clicking on the name of the hotel you get the best deal. These are the top rated hotels in La Palma by the ATRÁPALO community.
History of La Palma
Knowing a little of its history you can better understand some of the things to see in La Palma.
|2000 a.c.||First human settlements on the island of La Palma, called Behahorita.|
|1404||Arrival to the island of La Palma of the first Spanish.|
|1447||Guillen Peraza landed on the island of La Palma with the intention to conquer the island but the Spanish troops are defeated.|
|1492||Landed on the island Alonso Fernandez de Lugo to conquer the island for the Spanish crown.|
|1493||Alonso Fernández de Lugo conquista la isla después de capturar al Mencey Tanausú.|
|1496||The Catholic Monarchs give to D. Alonso Fernandez the right to distribute land and water.|
|1514||Equal rights and christenings of the inhabitants of the island.|
|1553||The pirate François Leclerc attacks the city taking it and destroying everything they could not carry.|
|1585||The pirate Francis Drake attacked the island but this time it is rejected with new defenses.|
|1830||Introduction of the cultivation of cochineal, of which the carmine is extracted.|
|1878||Introduction on the island of banana growing by two British companies. The Banana Museum is one of the indispensable see in La Palma.|
|1936||During the civil war, on July 25 reaches the Island the gunboat Canalejas causing the surrender of the island to the Franco army.|
|1954||Creation of Natural Park of the Caldera de Taburiente|
|1971||Last volcanic eruption on the island, in the municipality of Fuencaliente.|
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We have encouraged you to come to La Palma?
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