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 Canary Island holiday.
Renowned for its year-round warm climate, it's always the perfect time of year to explore La Palma's leafy landscape. 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.
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, in La Palma, the peace and quiet is one-size-fits-all.
Located on the southern tip of La Palma, Fuencaliente is crowned with its iconic red-striped Lighthouse. The landscape is framed by the active volcano Cumbre Vieja, whose surrounding ridges attract hikers.
With a stretch of low-key bars and restaurants, the epitome of luxurious resort hotels and black-sand beaches, this locale is ideal for a quiet, relaxing holiday.
This sleepy seaside resort boasts upscale accommodation with turquoise pools and tropical gardens, against a background of unique beaches.
Wedged between the capital city of Santa Cruz and the La Palma Airport, Los Cancajos has the amenities of a big-time destination - waterfront tapas restaurants, scuba diving excursions - but with the solitude of a hidden gem.