La Palma (Canary Islands)

Before a long blog holydays I come back with new far-off places. These have been a really busy days because I’ve moved to Scotland: I’m very close to reach a dream, it can be the Highlands, Feroe Islands, Iceland or maybe Shetland Islands…!

But coming to the point… Next station, La Palma in Canary Islands (Spain). I’ve lived for several months in Tenerife, and I was so lucky to visit this small island.

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With only 700 km2 it shows strong contrasts: in 15 km we can go from the highest mountain (El Roque de los Muchachos, 2423m/7949ft) to the magical and lonely shores. Its capital, Santa Cruz de la Palma, is a awesome place that preserves an architectural heritage of the 17th and 18th centuries.

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But if anything stands from this island, besides its people, are three things: La caldera de Taburiente National Park, its natural richness (with the highest endemicity of all Canary Islands) and Los Indianos party during the carnival.

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