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Location: Santa Cruz de La Palma 🌴☀️☀️☀️

Day 1 - 22 Feb 2022

Santa Cruz de La Palma

Santa Cruz de La Palma 🌴☀️☀️☀️, Santa Cruz de La Palma
Santa Cruz de La Palma 🌴☀️☀️☀️, Santa Cruz de La Palma
Santa Cruz de La Palma 🌴☀️☀️☀️, Santa Cruz de La Palma
Santa Cruz de La Palma 🌴☀️☀️☀️, Santa Cruz de La Palma
Santa Cruz de La Palma 🌴☀️☀️☀️, Santa Cruz de La Palma

Content: Santa Cruz de La Palma is the greenest island of the Canary archipelago in Spain. It is also much less touristy, at the time social networks, we wanted to promote slightly different destinations and thus make you discover nuggets still unknown! So we begin this 1st stage of the day to stroll through the pretty alleys..

Location: Santa Cruz de la Palma

Day 1 - 22 Feb 2022

Calle San Sebastián

Santa Cruz de la Palma, Calle San Sebastián

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Plaza de España

Santa Cruz de la Palma, Plaza de España
Santa Cruz de la Palma, Plaza de España
Santa Cruz de la Palma, Plaza de España

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Plaza De Vandale

Santa Cruz de la Palma, Plaza De Vandale

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Balcones de la Avenida Marítima

Santa Cruz de la Palma, Balcones de la Avenida Marítima
Santa Cruz de la Palma, Balcones de la Avenida Marítima
Santa Cruz de la Palma, Balcones de la Avenida Marítima

Content: The “balcones típicos” located on the maritime avenue are so beautiful! These colorful and flowery houses, of Portuguese influence, undoubtedly contribute to the charm of the capital.

Plaza de la Alameda

Santa Cruz de la Palma, Plaza de la Alameda

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Playa de Santa Cruz de La Palma

Santa Cruz de la Palma, Playa de Santa Cruz de La Palma

Content: Santa Cruz beach is not the prettiest beach on the island for chilling or swimming, but for a walk on the seafront it's perfect 👌😍

Location: Santa Cruz de la Palma

Day 2 - 23 Feb 2022

Palacio de Salazar

Santa Cruz de la Palma, Palacio de Salazar

Content: Entrance is free but you can only visit the patio, the rest of the house is not accessible to visitors. From the patio, you can completely admire the architecture of the house and take beautiful photos.

Espacio Cultural CajaCanarias de La Palma

Santa Cruz de la Palma, Espacio Cultural CajaCanarias de La Palma
Santa Cruz de la Palma, Espacio Cultural CajaCanarias de La Palma
Santa Cruz de la Palma, Espacio Cultural CajaCanarias de La Palma
Santa Cruz de la Palma, Espacio Cultural CajaCanarias de La Palma

Content: The CajaCanarias Foundation offers various exhibitions throughout the Canary Islands. In La Palma, the Foundation is located in the Plaza de España, you can't miss it. Until March 19, the theme of the exhibition is pop culture! It's really interesting, you can (re)discover the leading artists of the last 50 years, including musicians, painters, graffiti artists, etc.

El Cafe de Don Manuel

Santa Cruz de la Palma, El Cafe de Don Manuel

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Museo Insular de La Palma

Santa Cruz de la Palma, Museo Insular de La Palma
Santa Cruz de la Palma, Museo Insular de La Palma
Santa Cruz de la Palma, Museo Insular de La Palma
Santa Cruz de la Palma, Museo Insular de La Palma
Santa Cruz de la Palma, Museo Insular de La Palma

Content: The museum is very varied and has 3 different parts with a natural science area, a fine arts collection and a library. the entrance to the museum is free and it takes about 1h30 minimum to visit the museum. If you are not very museum-oriented, we still advise you to take a trip there for its architecture and its inner courtyard! The place is a former Franciscan convent which has preserved an architecture typical of this period.

Castillo de Santa Catalina

Santa Cruz de la Palma, Castillo de Santa Catalina

Content: The castle of Santa Catalina is not the most impressive that we have seen nor even the most beautiful, it must be said, but we still wanted to go see it since it is one of the must-sees in the city. In addition, the castle cannot be visited because in fact, only the entrance remains, which is intact. This is why, if you are in Santa Cruz for only one day, we do not recommend it.

Museo Naval - Barco de la Virgen

Santa Cruz de la Palma, Museo Naval - Barco de la Virgen

Content: Experience an expedition like in the time of Christopher Columbus by visiting the Naval Museum. The museum is inside the ship of the Virgen, which is actually a reproduction of Christopher Columbus' ship Santa Maria. If you want to document yourself on maritime explorations then you have to take a look. You can find a collection of navigation maps for example or even models of ships built in the 19th century in the capital.

Castillo de La Virgen

Santa Cruz de la Palma, Castillo de La Virgen

Content: Built in the 19th century to defend the island against pirate attacks, this castle today plays a special role in one of the most significant events on the island, the “dialogue between ship and castle”.

Castillo de La Virgen

Santa Cruz de la Palma, Castillo de La Virgen

Content: The panoramic view of Santa Cruz from the castle is breathtaking!

Location: Tijarafe

Day 3 - 24 Feb 2022

Porís de Candelaria

Tijarafe, Porís de Candelaria
Tijarafe, Porís de Candelaria
Tijarafe, Porís de Candelaria
Tijarafe, Porís de Candelaria
Tijarafe, Porís de Candelaria

Content: On the third day, adventure and a real change of scenery await us. We leave the east of the island towards Proís de Candelaria. To get there, take a first bus from Santa Cruz to Los LLanos (line 300), then a second bus from Los Llanos to Tijarafe (line 110). Once in Tijarafe, we take a taxi to go to the site. Arrived at destination, there is a very short and easy walk to get to the cave. The place is breathtakingly beautiful and it feels like a privilege to be able to be there. We hear only the waves, there are not many people, we are surrounded by pretty white houses (which are in fact holiday homes for the most part) and we are amazed. It is certainly one of our favorites in La Palma.

Location: Los Canarios

Day 4 - 25 Feb 2022

Los Canarios

Los Canarios, Los Canarios

Content: This fourth day took place in several stages. First, when we arrive in Los Canarios (capital of the municipality of Fuencaliente).

Mirador Volcán de San Antonio

Los Canarios, Mirador Volcán de San Antonio

Content: we decide to make a stop at the Mirador de los Canarios, then we head towards the San Antonio volcano. What we appreciated to get to this point of view is that throughout the course, we are surrounded by the rich vegetation of the island. First of all, cacti and succulents lead the way. Then, it is a pine forest that leads us to the Mirador de los Canarios, from which there is a very beautiful view of the San Antonio volcano and the sea in the background.

La Casa Del Volcán

Los Canarios, La Casa Del Volcán
Los Canarios, La Casa Del Volcán
Los Canarios, La Casa Del Volcán
Los Canarios, La Casa Del Volcán
Los Canarios, La Casa Del Volcán

Content: It is already lunch time, so we stop at the restaurant La Casa del Volcán which is located a few meters from the crater. La Casa del Volcán offers simple but local cuisine. Indeed, they produce their own white wine and highlight products from the island such as bananas, fish, mojo (sauce made from chilli, garlic, peppers, etc.) and goat cheese. We opted for melted chorizo ​​toast and lentil soup as a starter, tuna wok with vegetables and barbecued pork as a main course, plus tuna croquettes. We really liked the melted chorizo, the soup and the croquettes! On the wallet side, it's a good deal: 38.40 € for the two starters, the two dishes, the croquettes and two bottles of water.

Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Day 4 - 25 Feb 2022

Centro de Visitantes Volcán San Antonio

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Centro de Visitantes Volcán San Antonio

Content: After a hearty and delicious lunch, we go to the San Antonio visitor center. San Antonio Volcano is accessible from the Visitors Center. It allows both to see the crater and at the same time to learn about the volcanic activity of the island thanks to its projection rooms and seismographs. Admission is €6 for foreigners, €3 for residents of the Canary Islands and free for residents of La Palma.

Cumbre Vieja

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Cumbre Vieja
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Cumbre Vieja
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Cumbre Vieja
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Cumbre Vieja
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Cumbre Vieja

Content: And then we walk through the Cumbre Vieja natural park. The unique landscape of the park has been shaped by a succession of volcanic eruptions. Despite this nature which may seem hostile, the fauna and flora is present there. If you are lucky, you may even spot the Common Buzzard, a diurnal bird of prey!

Lighthouse Fuencaliente

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Lighthouse Fuencaliente
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Lighthouse Fuencaliente

Content: We should rather talk about the lighthouses, firstly the old lighthouse 12 meters high entirely in stone open to the public, as well as the former housing of the guard converted into an interpretation center for the marine reserve of the island in order to promote the marine environment. Secondly, the new 24-meter high concrete tower, not open to the public, but which blends in very well with the decor with its white and red bands.

Location: Santa Cruz de La Palma

Day 4 - 25 Feb 2022

Salinas de Fuencaliente

Santa Cruz de La Palma, Salinas de Fuencaliente
Santa Cruz de La Palma, Salinas de Fuencaliente

Content: The salt flats are one of the most visited sites on the island due to the palette of colors that emanates from the landscape between the white of the salt, the black of the volcanic earth and the blue of the sea. day to meet a local need for salt, now classified as a site of scientific interest because of the migratory birds that land there.

Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Day 5 - 26 Feb 2022

San Andrés y Sauces

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, San Andrés y Sauces

Content: San Andrés y Sauces is in the North East of La Palma. It is the greenest town on the island. We went there to visit the first space declared a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco in all of the Canary Islands. This is the Bosque de El Canal y los Tilos. We take bus 100 to reach our new destination for the day and off we go! ☺️

Cascada De Los Tilos

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Cascada De Los Tilos
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Cascada De Los Tilos
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Cascada De Los Tilos
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Cascada De Los Tilos
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Cascada De Los Tilos

Content: To get to the waterfall from the city, there is no bus. So you have to either go there by car, or by taxi from the city around 7 euros per trip or on foot as we did. It takes about 1 hour of walking (there and back) or you have to alternate between walking in the pedestrian zone and walking on the road. It is therefore not very practical and it is quite tiring, but it is still doable. In addition, the song of the birds accompanies you throughout the walk and it is also an interesting way to discover the fruit trees and plants of the island.

Cascada De Los Tilos

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Cascada De Los Tilos
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Cascada De Los Tilos
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Cascada De Los Tilos
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Cascada De Los Tilos
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Cascada De Los Tilos

Content: Amazing place 😍👌

Location: Los Sauces

Day 5 - 26 Feb 2022

Zona Recreativa Bosque de Los Tilos

Los Sauces, Zona Recreativa Bosque de Los Tilos
Los Sauces, Zona Recreativa Bosque de Los Tilos
Los Sauces, Zona Recreativa Bosque de Los Tilos
Los Sauces, Zona Recreativa Bosque de Los Tilos

Content: When you get to the entrance to the waterfall trail there is a picnic spot on the right and even a restaurant at the very end. What a surprise it was for us to come across this restaurant, right in the middle of a nature reserve. There are birds everywhere, in the trees surrounding the restaurant, on the tables, at our feet too. It's a really special moment, we loved it.

Location: Charco Azul

Day 6 - 27 Feb 2022

Charco Azul

Charco Azul, Charco Azul
Charco Azul, Charco Azul
Charco Azul, Charco Azul
Charco Azul, Charco Azul

Content: we continue our exploration and we go to the natural swimming pool of Charco Azul. This is the perfect place to end our day and relax. The site is well equipped, there are changing rooms, showers and also a restaurant. The best way to get there is by taxi (or car) because for only €7 the driver will take you there. On the Taxi en La Palma website, you will find the number of the driver, who is also very friendly. There are also 3 buses a day from Los Sauces at 2.40 € / pers.

Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Day 7 - 28 Feb 2022

Roque de los Muchachos

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Roque de los Muchachos
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Roque de los Muchachos
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Roque de los Muchachos
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Roque de los Muchachos
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Roque de los Muchachos

Content: The Roque de los Muchachos is the highest peak on the island with 2426 meters. It is located in the municipality of Garafía. From its viewpoint, it is possible to see Tenerife, La Gomera or even el Hierro and especially the impressive Caldera de Taburiente 1,500m deep, moreover it is possible to walk along the edge of the Caldera which is located in the the national park. The place is also dedicated to stargazing, considered one of the most beautiful spots in the world for this activity due to the environmental quality devoid of pollution. It is also one of the most important astronomical observation points in the world. The observatory can be visited by appointment and depending on the weather.