La Palma Holidays 2024/2025

The island of La Palma isn’t called La Isla Bonita, or ‘The Beautiful Island’, for nothing. Covered in lush forests and dominated by towering volcanoes, it’s the ideal spot for visitors looking to taste something a little different on their holidays to the Canary Islands.

La Palma is one of the smaller Canary Islands and is an unspoilt, budget-friendly destination – a real haven if you love nature and staggering scenery. Be enchanted by a coastline flecked with tiny black-sand coves and year round warm climate. Bag yourself a trip to remember with one of our cheap holidays to La Palma, whether you’re looking for All Inclusive for the family or a winter break just the two of you, La Palma is the place to be.

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The destination

Renowned for its warm temperatures 365 days a year, it’s always the perfect time to explore and sightsee in La Palma’s leafy landscape. Plus, winter sun breaks can usually be booked at great prices! You can hike up the rocky side of a volcano, or traverse down forest paths, walking in the footsteps of prehistoric beings. Stargazing is an activity in its own right in La Palma as the fantastically-clear skies make late-night tours popular – an ideal evening for a romantic trip.

Adding a modern element to the landscape is the capital city of Santa Cruz, with its shops and restaurants dotted along cobbled street, as well as the many upscale hotels across the island. No matter what pace of holiday you’re after, La Palma holidays offer peace and quiet in a one size fits all style.

Holidays in La Palma


Natural beauty

The main attraction of our cheap holidays to La Palma is without a doubt the island’s gorgeous natural scenery and mountains – all thos elush and green, as well as wild and rocky. The landscape is ripe for nature-lovers to hike sky high – 2,500 metres, to be exact, at the highest point of Roque de Los Muchachos – you can peer down for stunning views of the island and ocean.

Stretches of untouched forest, like that of La Caldera de Taburiente, are ideal for mid-morning hikes to explore the local flora and fauna – the most diverse of the Canary Islands.

Santa Cruz

As the capital of La Palma and a major historical port between Europe and the Americas, going to Santa Cruz is like stepping back in time. Winding down the city’s avenues is a sightseeing feast for the eyes. It has vibrantly-coloured buildings whose balconies spill flowers onto cobbled streets and beautiful churches adorned with classic Renaissance architecture.

You won’t find a host of high street shops here, instead there are local boutiques, but that’s part of the charm. Across Santa Cruz are throwbacks to the city’s history, like a replica of Christopher Columbus’s Santa Maria and a Maritime Museum exploring its seafaring past.

Santa Cruz is a very small, but charming town and is a must for your La Palma holiday itinerary. Brena Baja sits on the outskirts of the city so it’s very accessible, and you can even take a day trip to or from Tenerife with regular ferry’s crossing from Santa Cruz de La Palma to Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Black-sand beaches

Canary Islands holidays are renowned for their picturesque beaches. La Palma has stunning black shorelines from historic volcanic activity and the beaches are often surrounded by rocky cliff sides – they make incredible selfie back drops!

Brimming with marine life, Los Cancajos is the largest holiday resort on the island and has a Blue Flag beach that’s a must-visit. Here you’ll get the black volcanic sand, secluded coves and tranquil waters. Due to a protective barrier of rocks and coves, these waters are ripe for snorkelling in. On the popular shores of Puerto Naos, visitors stretch out underneath shady palms and unwind in waterfront restaurants, even scuba dive at night for a unique look at the underwater creatures.

Canarian cuisine

With such a comfortably warm climate, it’s always the perfect time to dine al fresco in La Palma, tasting traditional Spanish tapas and family-favourites like artisan pizza and fresh, locally sourced seafood. You’ll enjoy a range of wholesome flavours, for la Palma loves home cooking.

Santa Cruz is a hub for vineyards – here, wine-lovers can sip the local specialty Malvasia wine, whose grapes are raised in a soil rich in volcanic ash for a unique taste.

There’s plenty of restaurant and nightlife options in La Palma, so whatever your budget and wants, there’s something on offer. Opt for a charming tapas bar, a winery or authentic family-run restaurants – whatever suits you. A great way to fully immerse yourself into island life, and to keep your cheap La Palma holiday on budget, is to stay Self Catering – you can find Canarian recipes and try to make them yourself!

Starry, starry nights

It’s no coincidence that the nights in La Palma seem extra bright – the island actually regulates light pollution, which allows for wondrous night-time views at pinpricks of stars hanging overhead. Because of this, a number of stargazing expeditions are available and there’s no better place to try out stargazing than La Palma  – holidaymakers flock from all over the world to witness the sublime skies.

The Llano de Las Ventas Astronomical Viewpoint is situated in the city of Brena Baja, at 1320 meters of altitude, from which you can marvel at an amazing view of the East Coast. To keep the cost down you can simply take yourselves for a walk and download a free stargazing app for just the two of you.

Other evening activities include hikes and underwater adventures so holiday-goers can appreciate everything that La Palma holidays have to offer.