Begin your holiday in La Palma with car hire using Online-Car-Hire.
We offer online bookings providing cheap car hire at La Palma airport.
All of our car hire suppliers employ specialist staff at the end of the telephone waiting to answer any extra questions that you may have before or after completing your car rental booking.
For your information the airport at La Palma is approximately 12 km from the centre of town.
Lovely La Palma, packed with dramatic scenery, turbulent history and welcoming people, this Canary Island is the perfect holiday destination. Thanks to the volcanic origins of the island, on La Palma you will enjoy white sandy beaches as well as black ones. This is a location where the natural landscape is the best thing this island has to offer from incredible mountain terrains to subterranean water tunnels.
Belonging to the volcanic archipelago of the Canary Islands, La Palma possesses the most active volcano. The Caldera de Taburiente, a top tourist attraction on the island was formed following the collapse of the Taburiente volcano that happened around 500,000 years ago.
The history of La Palma begins with its habitation by the early Canarians known as the Guanches. These people enjoyed island life for many hundreds of years until the day the Spanish occupied La Palma. Taken into slavery and worse, life changed considerably on the island by the Guanches left behind a legacy of cave paintings and ancient footpaths.
La Palma enjoyed a period of prosperity in the years to follow and became extremely well rewarded as a trading post for the riches of the newly discovered New World.
For early Canarian architecture La Palma’s stunning capital city Santa Cruz de la Palma on the east coast provides charming examples as well as cosmopolitan focus. A port city too, this is where you will visit to catch those ferries over to Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Cadiz on the mainland and more.
A fact that may be of interest to ‘Sex and the City’ fans is that this was the birthplace of the great ladies shoe designer Manolo Blahnik.
Intricately carved into the rocky terrain of the island are La Palma’s renowned water tunnels. These fascinating structures built over the course of many centuries have been and continue to be the vessels for delivering water from the mountains to the island towns, banana plantations and anywhere else water is needed. Investigating these tunnels is a popular activity with visitors and provides an enjoyable hiking experience.
With its unique geographical situation, there is no shortage of observatories here. The mountains in La Palma are a gigantic 2400 metres above sea level which makes for excellent observing platforms which are concentrated around the Roque de los Muchachos.
When on La Palma, if a hiking experience is required, then look no further than Fuencaliente. With a landscape that consists of volcanoes (including the Teneguia and Fuencaliente volcanoes), much of the farm and parkland here is a protected nature reserve zone.
At El Paso, you will come face to face with the huge and dramatic Caldera de Taburiente. It is 9 kilometres wide and 1500 metres deep. Situated within a pine forested park and surrounded by huge mountains, the caldera seems to boast of its power and magnificence to an audience of a vast and submissive rural landscape. To access the national park’s headline act, the caldera, there is the stunning Barranco de las Angustias canyon to assist you on your way.
Within close proximity of the island’s capital and situated in the mid west of La Palma is the town of Los Llanos de Aridane. The scenery here is arid in appearance and populated by cacti and very little else besides, although land beneath three hundred metres is likely to be occupied by a banana plantation.
For another magical experience on the island after you’ve seen and enjoyed the water tunnels, the caldera and all the panoramic views, there is the waterfall of Marcos y Corderos and the bubbling springs.
La Palma Airport
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La Palma Airport
is situated eight kilometres from Santa Cruz de la Palma in Brena Baja.
When driving, all destinations along the coast of the island can be accessed by a road which encompasses the periphery of La Palma. If driving from Santa Cruz, the LP-138 is the road to take you to the airport.
There is a bus service taking you to Santa Cruz de la Palma and other destinations from the airport.
There is a taxi rank outside of the airport terminal.