Canary Islands: Stay in Europe, come to the sun.
The Canary Islands are one of the main travel destination for Europeans. And there are good reasons to come here: There is no wuinter, temperatures are always nice and warm, and we can dive the whole year.
We get the sun from Africa - being geografically close to the African continent, while politically in Europe, is smart. A good place to be, a good place to stay.
The best of the Canary Islands is La Palma. And you will understand why once you try it.
La Palma: The beautiful island
When people talk about the Canary Islands they tend to discuss which of them is the best. Without any doubt - it is La Palma, la isla bonita, and not only under water.
You will land on an island which seems to be invented for any kind of dreamers, for those who love to breathe salty air and feel the sand under their feet, and enjoy the wild nature in the volcanic mountains and the incredible green of this place. People who want to stroll through small villages, find a place to eat, a place to take some deep breaths.
La Palma is an island for the individual with a commitment to responsible tourism: There are no big all-inclusive hotels, but more than enough nice places to stay. There is no competition for cheap beers, but a broad variety of small Tapas bars, international cuisine and places to enjoy your well earned time away.
Active holidays on La Palma
There are some things you must see while you are here: The observatory on Roque de los Muchachos, the volcanoes in the south, the natural pools in Charco Azul.... And you must taste the grilled goat cheese, the fried cuttlefish and the canarian potatos with "mojo", a red or green sauce.
Apart from the fact that diving is - in our opinion - the best thing to do, we can help you to arrange non-diving activities too. If you want to go on a boat trip, join a hiking tour or just rent a car - let us know, and we will arrange it for you.
Most hiking tours are better to be done in a group - you don't have to care for the transport, and you will get a lot of extra information on the way. Several guides offer a good service, one of the bigger ones is Natour.
A good thing to do on the water is a whalewatching excursion with the Flipper, or a slow, nice day on the ocean on the Bussard. The team from Oceanexplorers are highly dedicated to give you an amazing experience.
And if you want to find out more about the stars, you should ask Starlight Guide Andreas - he does Astro Tours on Land and on the sea.
How to get to La Palma
Even as a very small island, La Palma has an international Airport (SPC). It is one of these small, tricky airports - when you land here, for a moment you might be afraid to land in the ocean. But no worries, the pilots usually know what they are doing.
As there are a lot more flights to the bigger islands, you might chose to go to Tenerife or Gran Canaria, and take a connecting flight with Binter Canarias.