Information on La Palma, Spain

Information on La Palma, Spain
The greenest island in the Canary Islands, La Palma, Spain is known as the "isla bonita" or "beautiful island." La Palma has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and is highlighted by its lush vegetation, volcanic sand and steep cliffs.

Santa Cruz de la Palma

Declared a National Historic-Artistic Ensemble, Santa Cruz de la Palma is the capital of La Palma and, in addition to offering rich history and culture, boasts ample opportunity for visitors to practice hiking and see the island's varied landscape.

Roque de los Muchachos

Located just a few kilometers inland on La Palma is the mountain range Roque de los Muchachos. The La Palma, Canary Islands website states that Roque de los Muchachos is used as a world reference for astrophysics because of its modern observatory.

Caldera de Taburiente National Park

Caldera de Taburiente National Park is located in the middle of La Palma, featuring a crater with a diameter of eight kilometers and mountains that reach more than 2,000 kilometers in height. This area offers various hiking paths and overnight camping is available at Los Llanos-Los Brecitos.

Parque Natural de Las Nievas

Parque Natural de Las Nieves is the location of one of the latest populations of laurisilva, a group of local plant species that began to vanish from Europe during the Tertiary Era, in the Canary Islands.

Cumbre Vieja

Highlighted by its volcanic landscape, the Cumbre Vieja natural park is located in the southern region of La Palma and futures examples of laurisilva and Canary pine.

La Palma Beaches

The La Palma, Canary Islands website lists the following five beaches, which are all located close to Santa Cruz de la Palma, as being popular for visitors: Las Monjas, Martín Luis, Pelota Bayana, El Remo and Puerto Trigo.

Article Written By Kirby Brooks

Kirby Brooks is a San Diego based writer whose articles have appeared in San Diego Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine and Riviera Orange County. Brooks is a recent honors graduate of the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of the Arts in English.

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