Inspired in a real experience
I have always felt attracted by La Palma, la Isla Bonita. And that's the main reason why I opted for it this year
I really needed a kind of active holidays. Plenty of things to do!
DAY 1: I landed on La Palma, picked up my rent car and head for the appartment I had booked. I decided to spend the afternoon strolling around the capital and I found out that the island was ideal for other two outdoor activities: windsurf and kitesurf. Unfortunately, I did not have enough time to take lessons. Next time!
DAY 2: 1st walk. Caldera de Taburiente National Park. I decided to contact a local firm. 6 unforgettable hours. What a natural wonder!
DAY 3: Paragliding. It was not the first time in my life but it was the first time to land on a black sand beach. Spectacular! I spent the rest of the day lying on that beach and admiring an unforgettable sunset
DAY 4. 2nd walk. Cubo de la Galga. I decided to do it on my own as I had learnt that walks on the island are well signposted. Absolutely! I swear! After the walk, I had lunch in San Andres (fresh fish) and went for a swim in the seawater natural swimming pools Charco Azul and La Fajana. End of the day
DAY 5. Diving. I have dived in many parts of the world but few places so spectacular as La Palma. After the activity, I sunbathed on one of the beached along the coastline of Fuencaliente and spent the afternoon strolling around Los Llanos de Aridane, admiring the paintings on the buildings and Tazacorte where (again) I enjoyed an unforgettable sunset
DAY 6. Double outdoor fun today: in the morning, boat trip and whale and dolphing watching and, in the night, stargazing. I headed for Tazacorte where I caught a boat and sailed along the Western coastline of La Palma. I had the possibility to admire dolphins and many other sealife. Wonderful! As my next adventure was due to be held in the night, I decided to do some shopping. Handicrafts on this island are pure quality. At night, again, I contacted a private firm of the island which helped me to enjoy the spectacular night sky. All I can say is that I was so happy that it was hard to sleep after that. I had never in my life seen so many stars together
DAY 7: My last day! Oh no! But i decided to change my mind for something more positive. And I opted for my last walk on La Palma: the famous Volcanoe Route. Again I hired a private firm and that was a good idea. Not only for logistics reason (start at Refugio del Pilar, finish at lighthouse in Fuencaliente ...more than a car is needed) but because I could understand the volcanic history and past of this wonderful island. Afterwards, and before packing my things, I decided to relax on a beach in Fuencaliente
DAY 8. Coming back home. Happy. It's all I can say: happy. My exhausted batteries have been charged on this wonderful island. I have always heard that it was pretty and very special .It is much more than that, I have to admit. La Palma, thanks very much and I will be back