Best Luxury La Palma Hotels

Looking for the best luxury La Palma hotels? La Palma, often called La Isla Bonita, is the most stunning of all the seven Canary Islands. The island is both a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve as well as a Starlight Reserve due to its many stargazing points and clear, unpolluted night skies. And with over 600 miles of hiking trails and windswept black sand beaches, La Palma is perfect for nature enthusiasts looking to get away from it all. The absence of golden beaches has diverted many away from this gorgeous island, except for hikers and cruise liners. The capital, Santa Cruz de la Palma) is an architectural gem with its 16th-century beautiful mansions and houses.

While people don’t visit La Palma for it’s sand and sun, it has several wonderful beaches, with pristine sand and crystal-clear waters. Some beaches which you have practically to yourself, in fact you won’t find crowded beaches here. There is no need to get up early to get a place or to stake the umbrella. Read more about all of the beautiful Canary Islands here or on Pinterest.

La Palma Weather – When to Visit

August is the hottest month in La Palma with an average temperature of 74°F and the coldest is January at 64°F with the most daily sunshine hours at 8 in August. The wettest month is December with an average of 80mm of rain. The best month to swim in the sea is in August when the average sea temperature is 72°F.

The best times to visit La Palma is between March and May and from September to November. Winter and summer bring loads of tourists, which make accommodations more expensive and more difficult to find. Meanwhile, in spring and fall, La Palma continues to enjoy the same pleasant weather as the peak seasons, only without the tourist crowds.

Top 5 Amazing La Palma Beaches

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Puerto Naos Beach

Puerto Naos Beach is 600 meter long beach with palm trees for shade. Umbrellas are available and lifeguards are on site. There are kiosks on the beach that sell refreshments. This is also a beach promenade that offers bars and cafes.

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Charco Verde Beach La Palma Spain, Canary Islands, best time to visit La Palma, best Lalma beaches, best La Palma Tours & Activities, best La Palma restaurants, best La Palma bars, best La Palma hotels, Best Luxury La Palma Hotels
Charco Verde Beach

Charco Verde Beach is a 250 meter long beach. Charco Verde with it’s fine sand and pebbles is one of the favorite beaches on the island. There are permanently installed umbrellas, wooden walkways, a small bar and restroom facilities. This is also a blue flag beach.

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Tazcorte Beach La Palma Spain, Canary Islands, best time to visit La Palma, best Lalma beaches, best La Palma Tours & Activities, best La Palma restaurants, best La Palma bars, best La Palma hotels, Best Luxury La Palma Hotels
Tazacorte Beach

Tazacorte Beach is 500 meters long and one of the largest beaches on the island. This is a blue flag beach, so services include life guards, clean sanitary facilities, clean water and and an excellent beach with handicap accessibility. Directly behind the beach are plenty of bars and restaurants.

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Los Guirres Beach

Los Guirres Beach, also known as the Volcano Beach is located in the municipality of Tazacorte. This is one of the favorite beaches for surfing lovers. During the winter this is a pebbled beach and during the summer, due to the currents change, its a sandy beach.

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Zamora Beach

This beach is divided into two areas: Zamora Grande and Zamora Chica, both black volcanic sandy beaches with moderate waves. You can admire wonderful sunsets from this small black sand cove. This is a very good beach to practice surfing at.

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Best La Palma Tours & Activities

Lanzarote Grand Tour with Timanfaya and Jameos del Agua

This is the ideal tour for first-time visitors to Lanzarote. You’ll save hours researching top attractions and organizing your trip by having a full itinerary planned out for you. Travel with ease between dispersed sites in a comfortable vehicle, and avoid long lines by having entrance tickets to Timanfaya National Park, and Los Jameos del Agua included. You’ll see craters, lava fields, and even enjoy a vineyard visit on this tour that has it all. Book Your Lanzarote Grand Tour Here.

Safari Cumbre Vieja

Step aboard the “Fancy II” for a dolphin and whale cruise around the northern shores of La Palma. With a professional crew, you’ll improve your chances of seeing the cetaceans out at sea and discover the coastline, too. In just a few hours, you’ll see the grottos of Cueva Bonita and Cueva Candelaria along with the sands of Playa de La Veta. Book Your Safari Cumbre Vieja Here.

Lanzarote Short South Tour with Timanfaya Volcano Entrance

Perfect for travelers with busy schedules, this special half-day tour combines two activities—a visit to Lanzarote Timanfaya National Park and a local wine-tasting—in just a few hours. Enjoy front-door transfers from your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus (included in the tour), and upgrade to include an optional camel ride around the base of scenic Fire Mountains. Book Your Lanzarote Short South Tour Here.

Guided tour: Timanfaya National Park and La Geria

See two striking landscapes during a half-day tour on this bus excursion in Lanzarote. Ride a camel on the volcanic slopes of Echadero de Camellos in Timanfaya National Park and visit the wine region of La Geria, known for the cultivation of the Malvasia grape. Skip the hassle of navigating and admire the scenery of Lanzarote. Book Your Timanfaya National Park & La Geria Guided Tour Here.

Roque de Los Muchachos Route

The Mirador del Roque de los Muchachos is the quintessential viewpoint of the Island and is located at the highest point of La Palma at 2,426 meters above sea level. The name of Roque de Los Muchachos comes from the shape of it, as they are a series of small roques about 3 meters high, which resemble a group of boys. From there you can see an impressive view of the National Park of La Caldera de Taburiente. Book Your Rogue de Los Muchachos Route Tour Here.

Best La Palma Restaurants

Enriclai (Santa Cruz de la Palma) $11 – 30

Enriclai only seats a few and is in high demand, so book ahead. The intimate restaurant has no written menu, so all the day’s offers are talked over with Enriclai’s hostess. Local wine varieties are represented in abundance. Telephone: 34 680 20 32 90 Web: Enriclai

La Placita (San Andres y Sauces) $11 – 30

La Placita’s palm-tree-shaded outdoor seating area with a view is rarely empty – arrive early to secure a spot in one of San Andres’ favorites, a restaurant that serves a refreshing mix of Thai and Canarian flavors. The coffee selection is extensive to match. Telephone: 34 922 10 63 34 Web: La Placita

Casa Osmunda (Brena Alta) $11 – 30

Considered by many as the island’s finest, Casa Osmunda is miles ahead of most upper-range restaurants on La Palma. The menu is heavily focused on Canarian flavors, and chefs are there to accommodate diners’ dietary requirements. The wine selection is impressive. Telephone: 34 922 41 26 35 Web: Casa Osmunda

La Placeta (Santa Cruz de La Palma) $11 – 30

The popular La Placeta serves quick bites and tapas on ground level, and turns into a more refined dining venue upstairs, from where a typical plant-bedecked balcony looks over the quaint Borrero square. Menu offerings range from international to local fare. Telephone: 34 922 41 52 73 Web: La Placeta

Parrilla Los Braseros (Santa Cruz de la Palma) $11 – 30

Uphill from the island’s capital lies a true find for meat-lovers and diners with dietary restrictions. Parrilla Los Braseros offers a mouthwatering selection of meat grills kept hot and steamy by the delightful miniature BBQ grills they are served on. Special meals for those with allergies and/or dietary restrictions are also available. Telephone: 34 922 41 43 60 Web: Parrila Los Braseros

Best La Palma Bars

Cerveceria Isla Verde (Tijarafe)

For a fix of tapas and beer with a view, try the little craft brewery cum restaurant in Tijarafe. It serves few varieties of home-brewed beer (dark, light and wheat ales) and local wines. The tapas selection is very decent. Telephone: 34 691 44 51 53 Web: Cerveceria Isla Verde

Cafeteria Mirador El Time (Tijarafe)

The Mirador El Time Cafeteria is perched on top of one of the island’s highest peaks with excellent views of the La Palma coastline unfolding from the cafe’s terrace. Skip the bottled wines, but do sit down for a drink and tapas. Telephone: 34 922 48 90 83 Web: Cafeteria Mirador El Time

Kiosco Aridane (Los Llanos)

Located right in the heart of Los Llanos de Aridane, this circular kiosk bar has been gathering locals and visitors in the central Plaza de Espana for decades. Grab a drink and enjoy the evening mingling with locals and travelers. Web: Kiosco Aridane

Bar La Papirusa (Santa Cruz de la Palma)

The longstanding La Papirusa is somewhat of a local institution, an establishment that keeps drawing return customers decades after it first started operations. The bar’s gives a warm welcome and good value drinks and tapas.

Cinnamon Bar (Santa Cruz de la Palma)

Cinnamon Bar has a distinctly modern vibe, one that quickly dissipates in its outdoor seating area spilling out onto a quaint Santa Cruz square. Besides the great selection of drinks, they also offer a rather wide range of tapas and platters. Telephone: 34 922 41 02 24

Best Luxury La Palma Hotels

26 Comments

  1. JeffBlanck

    How did I not know about this place? I love how you gave me all the facts about the island before showing off all the tourist features. I think it was a great idea to include this in beaches since I believe people are looking for something different lately and that looks like it! Putting a map in the article is a great idea. I love to browse on a map before visiting so if I eventually go, then I will know where to find the infos. Such a thorough job once again! 

    Thank you very much for this discovery!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I do have a map at the bottom of the guide, it has the hotels listed on it and where they are all located in the area.  La Palma is wonderful, I am glad you enjoyed 🙂

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  2. Sabelo Sibisi

    I think the author has rely done the homework on this article because 

    it is very informative and the information about La Palma Hotels is

    on another level and as an introvert I would like to enjoy the peaceful 

    nature the author involved on the article and the author has Help with 

    a good guide on the best times to travel.  Great information on La Palma!

    Reply
    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Sounds like you would enjoy.  You would find it peaceful and energizing!

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  3. Carol Barnes

    Your websites are terrific! They answer every question you could possibly have regarding a vacation on La Palma in the Canary Islands. From hotels to the perfect beach, and from things to do to restaurants and bars. All you need to plan a vacation is one of your websites. Very well put together.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much Carol!  Glad you enjoyed your visit to the Best Luxury La Palma Hotels!

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  4. Remote Vagabond

    What a lovely holiday review.
    I have experienced black sand before, in Hawaii, quite strange! La Palma would be a lovely holiday destination and Tacazorte beach is from now on, on my bucket list. Timanfaya National Park sounds also very interesting. Thank you for sharing such a collective piece of information, I’ll definitely remember this one as a holiday one time. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you and I am glad you found a new bucket list location. For those who have not been to a black sand beach, it is something to experience.  Please let me know if you need any additional information.

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  5. angelce903

    La Palma is definitely a destination of choice in Europe. The hotels are of good quality and standing, and restaurants seem to be affordable while providing nice dishes. However, I need to look for activities other than visiting the national parks. Because of that, I’ll think twice before going there but I would consider it if I just want to go to the beach and enjoy my life.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am pretty sure you could enjoy life in La Palma!  Please let me know if you have any questions.

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  6. LineCowley

    I love the ocean and the beach, and now that international travel has opened up again, I can explore some exotic beaches to visit. La Palma seems like a beautiful destination, and I love the fact that some beaches would be almost deserted, as I prefer to holiday without the crowds. 

    Although you have presented me with some tempting hotels, would it be safe to camp on La Palma? Or would a combination of mosquitoes and other insects and possibly reptiles, make camping not a very pleasurable experience? Thank you.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, there is actually plenty of camping.  You can visit the best camping sites here 🙂

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  7. pasindu dimanka

    Beautifully placed photographs and a well-designed website. I’m always excited to explore new areas throughout the world, and reading this post was quite helpful, since La Palma appears to be both gorgeous and invigorating. I guess I’ll put this on my list of places to visit. Thank you for offering such a wealth of knowledge. I’m going to save this page.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much!  I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Beach Travel Destinations.  Please let me know if I can answer any questions.

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  8. Kevin and Son

    Beautifully placed images and well-built site. Is there any tourist worries involved going overseas like this? You hear horror stories on any place even some I have been and ended up being a perfect vacation get away. We loved going to the Dominican Republic and St. Thomas. I love the links on your site and the reviews on the site were well written also.

    Kevin and Son

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I don’t list any places on my site that would not be a safe travel site.  Such as some areas in Mexico come to mind.  Of course you should always take precautions when you travel for sure.   I have been to St. Thomas a few times, and the ocean is so wonderful, so different then here in Florida.  The DR is a place where I would live if I could LOL

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  9. Alex

    This is a wonderful vacation selection. I actually have not experienced black sand before. If you are not interested in getting wet the hundreds of miles of countryside give a magnificent view while you take a leisurely stroll or a long hike. The beautiful clear waters beg for you to go swimming in and each location you recommended would be perfect for a romantic sunset or a nostalgic sunrise. A fabulous choice for a getaway.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I agree Alex!  La Palma is a wonderful choice for relaxation and some fun in the sun!

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  10. Martina

    It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the beaches and anywhere refreshing! I’m always looking forward to visiting new places across the world and reading this article was very useful, since La Palma looks beautiful and refreshing. Thank you for adding recommended beaches and hotels around La Palma, particularly the Volcano beach. Just have a quick question tho, when is the best time in visiting Volcano Beach?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Who doesn’t love beaches lol.  Well I do know some that don’t.  Volcano Beach is a great beach to try for sure.  
      The best times to visit La Palma is between March and May and from September to November. Winter and summer bring loads of tourists, which make accommodations more expensive and more difficult to find. Meanwhile, in spring and fall, La Palma continues to enjoy the same pleasant weather as the peak seasons, only without the tourist crowds.

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  11. Bethel

    This is really a collection of beautiful vacation beach destinations with a nice video too. You made it difficult for me to make a choice as I would like to have a taste of all the destinations, but I guess my pocket would decide. 

    Vacating in summer can be expensive but the tourist crowd would make it more fun. Thank you for sharing such a collective piece of information. I will bookmark this page

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome Bethel, I am glad you enjoyed.  Come back when you are ready to plan!

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  12. Lee

    I absolutely love the outdoors and am always looking for new spots to visit. So finding your article was very helpful as La Palma looks like a beautiful spot to go. Very nice choice of video to share! I think I”ll have to put this on my travel list. Plus, I really like the way you’ve recommended restaurants and hotels. That should make deciding where to go a little easier!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Glad you enjoyed Lee, thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Shalisha Alston

    Hi there. I love that you’ve incorporated another video. It really helps to encapsulate the beauty of La Isla Bonita. Of course, I jumped right to food section. Parrilla Los Braseros (Santa Cruz de la Palma) would be my choice as it’s a meat lover’s paradise and is well in my price range of $11 – 30

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      The prices are really not too bad, and I am a foody too so having good food is a major plus!

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