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City break in La Palma Island. Active leisure ideas for La Palma Island - attractions, recreation and nightlife

La Palma offers the travelers a lot of opportunities for active holidays. The easiest way to explore the island, which also doesn’t require special training, is probably tracking routes. If you are an experienced traveler, you can make a route on your own, if not – there are already many routes that you can walk alone or in a group. Gorges, natural reserves, forests, and mountains – all of these you will see during the whole trip. The fastest tracks can take you 4-5 hours, the most difficult ones can last the whole day. While choosing a route, consider not only your physical shape and the landmarks you will see on your way, but also altitudinal variation, specified in the description. Four hours of hill climbing will exhaust you more than half of a day, spent walking on flat terrain.
Beaches are spread all over La Palma, while the most popular one is situated in the eastern part of the island. That is Los Cancajos beach with number of luxurious hotels and entertainment … Open
If you don’t want to walk around the island and you just want some exotic, then go for a horse ride. Remember, that this way any route won’t seem hard, but after that an untrained person may feel not the most pleasant sensations. The most interesting track connects Fuencaliente and Caldera de Taburiente. If the horses do not excite you anymore, go for a camel ride. They live on the island for more than four centuries already. Do you prefer an iron horse? Bicycle tracks of various difficulty levels are at your disposal. The equipment and a bike you can rent in any big city.
If you like the underground world, then besides exploring the gorges, you should also go to Villa de Mazo caves. There is a lot to see in La Palma for the divers. What is great, is that there are sets for the beginners, who just finished the training in the local diving center, and for the experienced divers. The comfortable temperature of water and air all year round, unbelievable landscapes with grottos, caves, and lava tunnels, and the amount of the underwater inhabitants won’t disappoint even the most experienced divers. You can see here octopuses, barracudas, stingrays, sea turtles, catfish, scorpion fish, and many others. You should definitely dive in the Sea reserve of La Palma. On the south of the island there is Malpique labyrinth that worth your attention, and Las Cruces monument, which sank more than 450 years ago in the memory of Jesuits’ suffering. The conditions for diving have their peculiarities on different parts of the island. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
La Palma has lots of hotels of very different price levels to offer to its guests. Luxurious Parador de la Palma hotel situated among beautiful tropical gardens is an excellent choice for … Open
By the way, if you like the sea and you don’t want to dive with special equipment, you can go for a voyage on a speedboat or on a kayak, if you want it to be more extreme. If you want to feel yourself as a ship captain, can ride a boat, and the fishermen would definitely like to go fishing on the shore as well as on a boat. Due to the high transparency of water, you can also snorkel.
A unique activity for La Palma is paragliding. In 2005 it got the “free flight zone” status, and until now the paragliding is developing with the help from the government. Thanks to beautiful landscapes and almost perfect conditions for paragliding, you can do it here 300 days a year. The starting points are located not far from each other and the altitude variation between them can be from 200 to 2000 meters. There are dynamic air flows on the shore and thermal air flows in the mountains. If you want to practice this extreme sport, go to one of the launching pads for the instructions and training. You can choose one of those places: Puerto Naos, Las Indias, Loa Campanarios, El Time, Torre del Time, Risco de la Concepcion, Birigoyo, La Montana Negra. During the flight, you can see a unique panorama of forests, mountains, gorges, volcanoes, and the seashore from an unforgettable angle.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around La Palma Island
♥   Natural Park 'Cumbre Vieja' , 8.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nacional Park 'La Caldera de Taburiente' , 9.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Garajonay National Park' , 82.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Majona' , 87.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nacional Park 'El Teide' , 124.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around La Palma Island
♥   Water park 'Aqualand Costa Adeje' Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canary Islands, 126 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Siam Park' Tenerife, Canary Islands, 126.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Attractions and entertainment in Spain

Spain has a very mild climate, which allows tourists to go for hiking and bike tours virtually all the year round. One of the most popular walking directions is the limestone mountains in Cantabria in the north of the country. Trails run through the Picos de Europa National Park, where you can meet a large number of different animals. Another classic tour is the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James. The road passes through the pilgrimage route and is included in the number of World Heritage sites by UNESCO. In Alicante, cycling routes are laid along picturesque places along the sea coast. Travelers will be able not only to enjoy nature and sights, but also to relax on the Mediterranean coast. … Open
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City break ideas for neighbours of La Palma Island

Guide to your best city break in La Palma Island - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in La Palma Island - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in La Palma Island?' disappears immediately.
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