If you are looking for some winter sun and fancy a change, why not try a holiday in Spain villa rental on the tranquil island of La Palma? La Palma is also sometimes known as the ‘Isla Verde’ (the Green Island) and is one of the smallest and least known of the Canary Islands. It has a fantastic climate and benefits from pleasant temperatures throughout the year — warm in winter and not too hot in the summer. It is an ideal destination if you are looking for holiday rentals in Spain, particularly a holiday in Spain villa rental in the winter season. On La Palma you can go hiking in the mountains in the morning, swim in the sea in the afternoon and dine al fresco in the early evening.
La Palma is a paradise for holidaymakers who want a holiday in Spain villa rental in a quiet, relaxing spot. Unlike some of the other larger Canary Islands there are no large hotel complexes here but if you are looking for privately booked holiday rentals in Spain on a delightful island with beautiful countryside then you will find La Palma irresistible. Whether you want beachfront apartments to rent in La Palma or perhaps villas with a pool in Spain in a more secluded rural setting, there is a variety of accommodation available to rent direct. La Palma is for the most part unspoilt, as there is very little tourism and is heaven for those who like nature and walking in the countryside. Other outdoor activities which are popular with visitors include cycling, horse riding, scuba diving and paragliding.
There are not many beaches in La Palma so if you want beachfront apartments to rent in La Palma the main beaches are at Puerto Naos, Tazacorte and Los Cancajos. However if you have come to the island to go scuba diving there is plenty of holiday in Spain villa accommodation available at various locations. In the summer the water temperatures which are around 24 degrees are ideal for diving and in winter time they still reach about 17 degrees. Los Cancajos is one of the best places to go diving and you may be lucky enough to see some of the vast array of sea-life including moray eels, garden eels, cuttlefish, octopus, lobsters, barracuda, trumpet fish, scorpion fish and black coral. If you book beachfront apartments to rent in La Palma you may just want to laze on the black ‘volcanic sand’ beach and top up your suntan!
Many visitors to the island rent a holiday in Spain villa here to take advantage of the fantastic walking and hiking trails. La Palma is a paradise for hikers. Its wide network of hiking trails will give you the means to thoroughly explore this intriguing island. There are hiking trails to suit most walkers from an easy stroll among the colourful flora and through the spectacular landscapes to hiking up to the top of the Bejenado or Birigoyo peaks. However you must ensure that you have suitable hiking equipment, especially sturdy boots, as in some areas you will be walking over hardened lava which can have sharp edges. If strenuous activity is not for you why not relax in the sun outside your apartment or villa holiday rentals in Spain and write some postcards or read a good book!
The capital of La Palma is Santa Cruz de la Palma which can be found on the east coast of the island. It is not a tourist resort and has little purpose-built tourist accommodation. If you wanted a holiday in Spain villa to rent you would be better looking in the more rural areas. In Santa Cruz the road that runs along by the sea has a blend of old traditional Canarian houses with the distinctive large balconies and some new buildings. If you visit the town you can see many historic buildings and museums and at the northern end is a local market, a castle and a replica of the Santa Maria ship.