Holidays to La Palma conjure up images of a rugged volcanic landscape smothered in forests, black sand beaches, and bright stars scattered across a clear night sky. Its agreeable climate brings year-round sunshine and lots of holidaymakers. On the west coast, 30 minutes from Santa Cruz airport, is the small resort of Puerto Naos. This fishing village has one of the best beaches on the island and is a prime location for an outdoor holiday. Without the trappings of commercial tourism, this inviting location has a laid-back, peaceful vibe that will chill you out in no time.
Tucked away on the southern coast of La Palma, Fuencaliente is one of the most remote resorts in the Canary Islands. With the nearest black sand beach a 20-minute drive away, it's not necessarily the seaside that keeps visitors coming back year after year – it's the vast countryside and beautiful mountain scenery that sets it apart from the rest.
Los Cancajos offers a relaxing getaway on the east coast of La Palma, the smallest Canary Island. With black volcanic sand, sheltered coves and a great view out across the dramatic Caldera de Taburiente mountain range, the resort is quieter than other Canary Island destinations, and instead lets nature do the talking.
Writing your memoirs? Looking for a romantic getaway to make that proposal? If it's beautiful scenery, a relaxed feel and very few tourists you are after, a holiday to Breña Baja is the ideal destination. You can take in the beautiful surroundings, walk on secluded beaches and spend your evenings sitting by candlelight at local family restaurants. When it's time to go home, this eastern town is just a 10 minute-drive to the airport.