Every five years a spectacular festivity takes place in Santa Cruz de La Palma, the capital of La Palma: the “Bajada de la Virgen de las Nieves”, one of the most popular festivities of the Canary Islands. The “fiesta” consists of a series of processions, dances and cultural activities, that have its origin in 1676. In this year the bishop of the Canaries, Bartolomé García Ximénez, visited the island. At the same time the population was suffering the effects of…

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La Palma is also called “Isla Bonita”, the “beautiful island”. Why this is so, one can best understand on a visit in the green heart of the island, the National Park “Parque Nacional de La Caldera de Taburiente”. It is one of Spain’s oldest national parks and in 2002, the park along with the entire island was designated as a World Biosphere Reserve. The depression was originated about two million years ago and, just like the rest of the island,…

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  From 21 August to 8 September the feast “Fiesta de Candelaria” takes place in the village of Tijarafe on La Palma. The festivities give you the opportunity to experience music, folklore and Canarian culture. The highlight of the festival takes place in the night of 7 September to 8 September when the “Diablo”, the devil, accompanied by the “Gigantes” and “Cabezudos” appears between the dancers. The “Diablo” is one of the villagers, who is dressed in a devil costume…

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NATURE La Palma is a world biosphere reserve with 706 square kilometers surface. The island offers beautiful scenery and many endemic plants and animal species. The island offers a variety of leisure activities: hiking, mountain biking, diving, paragliding, boat trips and much more… Hikers will find a paradise on La Palma, because there are many hiking trails of varying difficulty: the island offers more than 1000 kilometers of marked hiking trails! The most beautiful hiking trails include the National Park…

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