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La Palma

La Palma is an island located in the Canary Islands archipelago off the coast of Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean. It is the most northwesterly of the Canary Islands and the fifth largest of the seven main islands. La Palma has a total area of 709 square kilometers and is home to 87,000 inhabitants.

The island is known for its lush vegetation and mountainous terrain. La Palma is home to two national parks, Caldera de Taburiente National Park and Los Tilos de María National Park. The highest peak on the island is the Roque de los Muchachos at 2,426 meters. The climate on La Palma is mild and subtropical, with temperatures ranging from 18-25 degrees Celsius in the summer and 14-21 degrees Celsius in the winter.

La Palma was first inhabited by the Guanches, a Berber people, in the first century BC. The island was then conquered by the Spanish in the 15th century. During this time, the island became an important trading hub for the Spanish Empire. The island was also used as a stopover for ships travelling from Spain to the Americas.

In the 19th century, the island became an important agricultural center, producing sugar, wine, and other products. La Palma also became a popular destination for wealthy Europeans, who built luxurious residences on the island.

Today, La Palma is a popular tourist destination, known for its beautiful landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant nightlife. The island is also home to a number of festivals and events, including the annual Carnival of La Palma.

Excursion tips for a day in La Palma

As a tourist in La Palma, Spain, there are many exciting activities to enjoy in just one day. Here is a list of some of the most popular activities:

1. Visit the Caldera de Taburiente National Park and explore the stunning landscape.
2. Take a boat tour around the island to admire its rugged coastline.
3. Relax on one of the many beautiful beaches and take a dip in the crystal clear waters.
4. Enjoy a traditional Canarian lunch at one of the local restaurants.
5. Take a cable car ride to the summit of the island and admire the spectacular views.
6. Explore the historic city of Santa Cruz de La Palma and visit its many churches and monuments.
7. Visit the Mirador de San Pedro viewpoint and admire the stunning views of the island.
8. Take a stroll through the charming streets of Los Llanos de Aridane and explore its many shops and restaurants.
9. Visit the La Palma Space Observatory to learn about the island's role in astronomy.
10. Visit the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory and explore the incredible views.

Experience La Palma with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit La Palma. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in La Palma

La Palma in Spain enjoys a subtropical-Mediterranean climate throughout the year, with warm summers and mild winters. During the summer months, temperatures are generally warm and sunny, with average highs of around 24-26°C and lows of around 18-20°C. In the winter, temperatures are cooler but still mild with average highs of around 16-18°C and lows of around 10-12°C. The island also experiences a wet season between October and April, with the majority of the rain falling between November and February. The driest months are July and August.

Cruise weather for La Palma

Our weather forecast for La Palma helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 22.7 °C
min: 20.8 °C
23.4 m/s
27.0 m/s
1.6 %
20.7 m
76.2 %
1,018 hPa
07:24:56
21:10:38
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 23.4 °C
min: 20.9 °C
25.6 m/s
27.7 m/s
0.8 %
22.7 m
71.7 %
1,017 hPa
07:25:28
21:10:14
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 24.5 °C
min: 21.8 °C
24.8 m/s
28.1 m/s
0.3 %
23.7 m
67.3 %
1,017 hPa
07:26:00
21:09:49
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 24.9 °C
min: 22.3 °C
32.8 m/s
36.7 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
63.6 %
1,017 hPa
07:26:32
21:09:23
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 24.1 °C
min: 21.5 °C
35.6 m/s
40.0 m/s
1.6 %
21.3 m
73.4 %
1,016 hPa
07:27:05
21:08:55
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 23.8 °C
min: 21.5 °C
40.7 m/s
41.4 m/s
4.1 %
19.3 m
76.5 %
1,017 hPa
07:27:38
21:08:26
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 21.7 °C
38.2 m/s
45.6 m/s
1.3 %
21.5 m
64.9 %
1,017 hPa
07:28:11
21:07:56
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 25.3 °C
min: 23.1 °C
44.3 m/s
50.8 m/s
0.1 %
24.1 m
60.7 %
1,016 hPa
07:28:45
21:07:24
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 22.5 °C
37.1 m/s
42.8 m/s
0.4 %
24.0 m
68.9 %
1,018 hPa
07:29:18
21:06:51
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 24.1 °C
min: 21.4 °C
28.8 m/s
33.8 m/s
2.4 %
20.6 m
77.6 %
1,019 hPa
07:29:52
21:06:17
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 23.4 °C
min: 21 °C
29.2 m/s
34.2 m/s
2.7 %
19.9 m
78.8 %
1,019 hPa
07:30:25
21:05:41
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 23.3 °C
min: 21.2 °C
27.2 m/s
32.5 m/s
2.9 %
20.5 m
80.7 %
1,019 hPa
07:30:59
21:05:04
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 23.1 °C
min: 21 °C
26.6 m/s
25.9 m/s
3.7 %
22.0 m
79.6 %
1,019 hPa
07:31:33
21:04:26
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 24.2 °C
min: 21.3 °C
27.0 m/s
31.7 m/s
2.5 %
21.5 m
76.6 %
1,018 hPa
07:32:07
21:03:46

Cruises to La Palma

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Scheduled ship calls in La Palma, Spain
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Jul. 2024 P&O Ventura 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 15th 2024 Thursday, 15th of Aug. 2024 P&O Ventura 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Sep. 2024 P&O Britannia 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 19th 2024 Thursday, 19th of Sep. 2024 P&O Ventura 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 9th 2024 Wednesday, 9th of Oct. 2024 P&O Britannia 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 10th 2024 Thursday, 10th of Oct. 2024 P&O Ventura 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 29th 2024 Tuesday, 29th of Oct. 2024 P&O Arcadia 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 30th 2024 Wednesday, 30th of Oct. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 31st 2024 Thursday, 31st of Oct. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 6th 2024 Wednesday, 6th of Nov. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 7th 2024 Thursday, 7th of Nov. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 8th 2024 Friday, 8th of Nov. 2024 Queen Anne 08:30 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 9th 2024 Saturday, 9th of Nov. 2024 Queen Victoria 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 10th 2024 Sunday, 10th of Nov. 2024 P&O Ventura 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 11th 2024 Monday, 11th of Nov. 2024 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 09:00 pm
Nov. 13th 2024 Wednesday, 13th of Nov. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 14th 2024 Thursday, 14th of Nov. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 16th 2024 Saturday, 16th of Nov. 2024 Sea Cloud 01:30 pm 11:00 pm
Nov. 20th 2024 Wednesday, 20th of Nov. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 21st 2024 Thursday, 21st of Nov. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 27th 2024 Wednesday, 27th of Nov. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 28th 2024 Thursday, 28th of Nov. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 28th 2024 Thursday, 28th of Nov. 2024 P&O Ventura 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 29th 2024 Friday, 29th of Nov. 2024 P&O Aurora 08:00 am 09:00 pm
Dec. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Dec. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Dec. 2024 P&O Arcadia 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Dec. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 7th 2024 Saturday, 7th of Dec. 2024 Queen Anne 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Dec. 2024 P&O Ventura 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 11th 2024 Wednesday, 11th of Dec. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Dec. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 18th 2024 Wednesday, 18th of Dec. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 19th 2024 Thursday, 19th of Dec. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 22nd 2024 Sunday, 22nd of Dec. 2024 P&O Ventura 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 25th 2024 Wednesday, 25th of Dec. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 26th 2024 Thursday, 26th of Dec. 2024 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 30th 2024 Monday, 30th of Dec. 2024 P&O Aurora 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Jan. 1st 2025 Wednesday, 1st of Jan. 2025 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 2nd 2025 Thursday, 2nd of Jan. 2025 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 8th 2025 Wednesday, 8th of Jan. 2025 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 9th 2025 Thursday, 9th of Jan. 2025 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 15th 2025 Wednesday, 15th of Jan. 2025 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 16th 2025 Thursday, 16th of Jan. 2025 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 22nd 2025 Wednesday, 22nd of Jan. 2025 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 23rd 2025 Thursday, 23rd of Jan. 2025 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 29th 2025 Wednesday, 29th of Jan. 2025 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 30th 2025 Thursday, 30th of Jan. 2025 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 5th 2025 Wednesday, 5th of Feb. 2025 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 6th 2025 Thursday, 6th of Feb. 2025 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 12th 2025 Wednesday, 12th of Feb. 2025 P&O Azura 07:00 am 06:00 pm

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