Undoubtedly the most beautiful of all the Canary Islands, the vast majority of La Palma’s lush, green landscape is untouched by the recent eruption which makes the contrast between the new black, solidified lava and the green of the Aridane Valley all the more stark.
For many years, Islabonita Tours have provided guided hiking across La Palma, taking visitors along some of the island’s most magnificent hiking trails (some of the best in the Canary Islands in our opinion), escorted by professional and experienced guides, most of whom speak excellent English. Recognising that, since the eruption there has been interest from visitors in seeing the new volcano, they now provide a 5.2km guided hike (2/2.5hrs) which takes groups to vantage points affording amazing views into the crater and over the extensive lava flows of the Aridane Valley.
Inntravel have provided holidays on La Palma for a long time, and our Spanish expert, Raquel Lamazares, has been waiting to visit the island since pandemic restrictions were lifted. But then the eruption struck, and we had to wait more than a year longer until we were absolutely certain everything was safe, and the island was once again ready to receive visitors.
At the end of 2022, Raquel travelled to La Palma to satisfy herself that everything was ready for our holidays to resume and while there, she met with Islabonita Tours who took her on the new volcano tour. She was blown away by what she saw:
“It was one of the most incredible things I have ever seen… to stand by the top of a signpost that should have been far above my head, and beside the tips of pine trees that used to stand 30 metres tall, was so surreal.”
Raquel was also impressed by the way the island is using its misfortune to gain back what it lost. “This is such a great example of the good that tourism can do,” she concludes. “Tourism offers hope for recovery and future prosperity to this less-visited Canary Island, while the new volcano affords visitors an opportunity to witness first hand, the power and splendour of the eruptive forces of nature.”
We are delighted to share the news that, from January 2023 our La Palma holiday
is once again available and now includes a guided tour of the new volcano with Islabonita Tours.
It has been far too long since our customers visited La Palma. This is a very special island and there has never been a better time to discover it.