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Santa Cruz de la Palma
Holiday by car: Palma and its fantastic landscape
La Palma, also called La Bonita by the locals, stands for San Miguel de la Palma, is the seventh largest island in the archipelago and lies to the north west of the seven main Canary Islands. The capital is Santa Cruz de la Palma on the east of the island, while Los Llanos de Aridane is the largest town on La Palma on the west. A hire car is great way of exploring this island. Thanks to its mild climate, it is a green island popular with hikers, although parts are not open to hiking. In a hire car from TUI Cars you can drive to the popular sights and destinations on La Palma. Hikers, trail runners and holidaymakers usually drive to and park at the starting points of their trail sections. You can find a handy car rental office at the airport or in the centre of the bigger towns.
The road network on La Palma
On the island all main roads are asphalted and in good condition. At the same time, due to the terrain, they meander through the countryside, making them ideal for pleasant driving in a hire car. The associated flexibility and spontaneity that comes with a hire car, makes this the best way to experience and explore La Palma – create your own itinerary and trips to discover the unique scenery and fascinating landscapes your way.
A round trip following the 180-kilometre-long ring road on La Palma is one way of exploring the island in a hire car. There is also an interesting alternative: take the LP-3, which connects the east with the west directly. There are so many opportunities and options.
Travel tip: Caldera de Taburiente National Park
On La Palma picture-postcard beauty spots await visitors on tour in their hire cars. The most important and emblematic attraction of the island is the Caldera de Taburiente National Park in the north. The park covers some 4,700 hectares and presents a massive crater, known as a caldera, which is open to the west. The often-quoted travel motto “The Journey is the Destination” applies to La Palma, and is especially apt for exploration tours in a hire car. Drive through the national park and get “lost” in the landscape, stop where you like to take in the massive scale of the two-kilometre-high mountain ridge.
The famous road LP-4 takes you over the highest mountain on La Palma, Roque de los Muchachos. Enjoy the well-made up roads on the look-out for special photo opportunities.