Casas Canarias on La Isla Bonita

La Palma - volcanoes & tropical light
 
Discover La Palma at your leisure, staying in a self-catering cottage of character with sweeping views. Thanks to the included hire car, superb walking routes, picturesque towns and stunning landscapes of dramatic volcanoes and tropical forests all lie within easy reach.
Casas Canarias on La Isla Bonita. 7 nights
Casas Canarias on La Isla Bonita. 7 nights
 

Holiday information

 

Self-catering cottages on La Palma

The beautiful island of La Palma – known locally as La Isla Bonita (the Pretty Island) – is a land of dramatic volcanoes, tropical forests, wild flora, and centuries-old colonial connections, all waiting to be discovered. With a week in your own characterful cottage and an included hire car, it's yours to enjoy at leisure.
From its volcanic southern tip to its lush and ancient north; from the vast, sunken crater at its heart to one of the world's clearest skies above its peaks; and from its colonial and Renaissance architecture to its Cuban rum, there is so much to explore on this fascinating island.
Superb walking, picturesque settlements and stunning landscapes lie within easy reach of wherever you're staying. We provide all the information, all you have to do is choose where to go each day...
 

A unique experience

Not many destinations boast natural attractions that didn't exist before 2020, but La Palma can. The eruption of 2021 created a new volcano whose black cone and surrounding lava fields contrast sharply with the great swathes of lush, green landscape that remained untouched by the eruption. Los Palmeros – who see tourism as the key to their full economic recovery – are keen, now that damaged infrastructure has been rebuilt, to welcome visitors to their island once again. A holiday here promises a unique experience and an insight into the power and splendour of the eruptive forces of nature.

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Walking & more

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights. There’s no fixed itinerary, and complete freedom when it comes to meals, so take your pick of our suggested walking routes as the mood takes you, and either cook for yourselves in the evening or eat out.
  • An introduction
    La Palma is a walker’s paradise where paths traverse landscapes spanning millions of years of volcanic activity. We provide walking notes for an enticing selection of routes that take in the very best of the island. Whether it's venturing deep into subtropical forests or barrancos (ravines), traversing dramatic ridges, or walking across vast fields of volcanic cinder, there's stunning walking within easy reach of your cottage.
  • A choice of walks from 5.5km to 7.5km

    La Zarza: 7.5km, 3hrs; ascent/descent 290m
    Follow a trail of ancient rock carvings that takes you through dense, subtropical rainforest, to the depths of a ravine where the still air resonates with birdsong and the green canopy closes in above.

    Las Tricias: 7.5km, 3hrs; ascent/descent 420m
    Meander through flower-rich meadows and alongside pretty cottage gardens to a small museum set in a restored windmill; a forest of ancient, mystical, dragon trees; and caves of pre-Hispanic rock carvings.

    Los Molinos: 7km, 3hrs; ascent/descent 450m
    Climb along the Barranco del Rio on a trail linking the 19th-century water mills that were the life blood of the town of Los Molinos, before descending into the Barranco de Las Nieves, to visit the Santuario de Las Nieves, home to the 'Virgin of the Snows', patron saint of La Palma.

    Pico de la Nieve: 5.5km, 2hrs; ascent/descent 350m
    A short but strenuous route rises to the rim of the Caldera de Taburiente at 2,232 metres above sea level, rewarding your efforts with incredible views down into the Caldera and across the ocean to Mount Teide on neighbouring Tenerife.
    Las Tricias
    La Zarza: 7.5km
    Las Tricias: 7.5km
    Los Molinos: 7km
    Pico de la Nieve: 5.5km
  • A choice of walks from 7.5km to 11.5km

    Cubo de la Galga: 7.km, 3hrs; ascent/descent 445m
    Experience the Lost World environment of the Los Tilos Biosphere on an adventure trail that leads through ancient laurel forests filled with giant ferns beneath a dense, humid canopy alive with birdsong.

    Volcán de San Antonio: 11km, 4.5hrs; ascent/descent 635m
    Traverse the rim of the San Antonio volcano with panoramic views across the extraordinary volcanic landscape of the southern slopes of the island. There’s the option to descend to the lighthouses of Fuencaliente which sit alongside working salt pans and an excellent restaurant.

    Las Pareditas: 7.5km, 3.5hrs; ascent/descent 640m
    Climb steeply to a breathtaking view down into the Barranco Angustias before gently traversing a pine forest with two outstanding viewpoints, and returning along the Travesia path that winds its way through unspoiled, fragrant valleys.
    Cubo de la Galga: 7km
    Volcán de San Antonio
    Volcán de San Antonio: 11km
    Las Pareditas: 7.5km
  • A choice of walks from 14km to 15km

    Caldera de Taburiente: 12.5km, 4.5hrs; ascent 210m / descent 1025m
    Descend through fragrant pine forest into the depths of the Caldera de Taburiente where waterfalls cascade and brooks flow along the floor of the mighty Angustias ravine below 1,000-metre-high peaks.

    Pico Bejenado: 14.5km, 6hrs; ascent/descent 895m
    Climb to a spectacular viewing platform above the Caldera de Taburiente on the summit of this magnificent peak which looms solitary in the crater rim and provides what is arguably the best viewpoint on La Palma.
    Caldera de Taburiente
    Caldera de Taburiente: 12.5km
    Pico Bejenado: 14.5km
  • The island's newest volcano, 5km
    The area around the island’s newest volcano is restricted, and only accessible with a guide, so we include a short escorted walk (2 to 2.5 hours) with Islabonita Tours. Your English-speaking guide will provide fascinating insights into the 2021 eruption as you walk with other visitors to vantage points affording amazing views into the crater and over the extensive lava flows of the Aridane Valley.
    The new volcano
  • The observatory, Santa Cruz & more
    Embrace the challenge and enjoy the reward of driving mountain roads almost devoid of traffic, to visit the island's most emblematic sights and explore its eclectic towns and villages. At the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, some of the world's most powerful telescopes beam back images from our Universe through skies clearer than almost anywhere else on the planet.

    Admire the iconic balconied houses and Renaissance architecture of Santa Cruz while soaking up its distinctive Cuban vibe. On the west coast, discover the island's 'secret' capital of Los Llanos with its picturesque old quarter, excellent restaurants and distinctive street art. Try some of the island's famous rum at the Aldea factory in pretty San Andrés where you can swim in the aptly named Charco Azul (Blue Puddles) rock pools and enjoy the freshest of fish.
    Roque de los Muchachos Observatory
    Santa Cruz
 

Accommodation

We have chosen a selection of delightful self-catering cottages across the island (view location map), all of them converted from buildings at least fifty years old. What makes each cottage so special is its secluded location near one of the island's many quiet hamlets – besides splendid views, you can enjoy star-studded night skies and a glimpse of life on the Canary Islands.

Typically Canarian in style, with curving Arabic-tiled roofs, brightly painted façades, beamed ceilings, ceramic floor tiles and dark wooden furniture, the simply but attractively decorated cottages are all furnished and equipped to the same comfortable standards, and all boast a terrace or garden from which to enjoy the sunshine and marvellous views. All kitchens are equipped with a hob, microwave, a fridge-freezer and washing machine as standard (some also have a oven, as stated below), along with all the equipment you need for self-catering. Towels and bed linen are also provided. There is a barbecue at every property unless stated otherwise.
 

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Prices & travel options
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  • 7 nights in a standard cottage: 01 January 2024 - 07 January 2026

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    1 Jan - 30 Apr 2024 £875 not available
    1 May - 23 Jun 2024 £815 not available
    24 Jun - 10 Sep 2024 £850 not available
    11 Sep - 31 Dec 2024 £875 not available
    1 Jan - 30 Apr 2025 £910 not available
    1 May - 23 Jun 2025 £850 not available
    24 Jun - 10 Sep 2025 £885 not available
    11 Sep - 31 Dec 2025 £910 not available
    3rd & 4th person discount -£470 to -£485
    Single traveller supplement £475 to £495

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Price includes: internal flight from Tenerife North to La Palma, plus 7 days' category C car hire (eg Opel Corsa or similar with manual transmission). NB if you are flying direct to La Palma and therefore do not require internal flights, a discount applies
    Not included: airport bus between Tenerife South and Tenerife North

    Under occupancy: there is no extra charge to pay if you book a cottage with greater capacity than you need. Eg a party of 2 pays the same for a cottage that sleeps 4 as for a cottage that sleeps 2.

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • 7 nights in a cottage with pool: 01 January 2024 - 07 January 2026

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    1 Jan - 30 Apr 2024 £985 not available
    1 May - 23 Jun 2024 £910 not available
    24 Jun - 10 Sep 2024 £950 not available
    11 Sep - 31 Dec 2024 £985 not available
    1 Jan - 30 Apr 2025 £1025 not available
    1 May - 23 Jun 2025 £950 not available
    24 Jun - 10 Sep 2025 £990 not available
    11 Sep - 31 Dec 2025 £1025 not available
    3rd & 4th person discount -£550 to -£570
    Single traveller supplement £550 to £575

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Price includes: internal flight from Tenerife North to La Palma, plus 7 days' category C car hire (eg Opel Corsa or similar with manual transmission). NB if you are flying direct to La Palma and therefore do not require internal flights, a discount applies
    Not included: airport bus between Tenerife South and Tenerife North

    Under occupancy: there is no extra charge to pay if you book a cottage with greater capacity than you need. Eg a party of 2 pays the same for a cottage that sleeps 4 as for a cottage that sleeps 2.

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Tenerife South (latest flight arrival time 1600; earliest flight departure time 1400)
    ALTERNATIVE AIRPORT(S):
    La Palma (latest flight arrival/earliest flight departure time flexible)

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly via an airport not listed here. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) TUI 
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    Belfast Intl. - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) easyJet,  jet2 
    Belfast Intl. - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) Ryanair 
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    Birmingham - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI,  Vueling 
    Outward route Airline
    Bournemouth - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Cardiff - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Nottingham East Midlands - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Exeter - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) TUI 
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    Glasgow - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) jet2,  TUI 
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    Glasgow Prestwick - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) Ryanair 
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    Leeds Bradford - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Liverpool - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - La Palma TUI 
    Gatwick - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) British Airways,  easyJet,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - La Palma (via Madrid) British Airways,  Iberia 
    Heathrow - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) easyJet,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - La Palma TUI 
    Manchester - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI,  Vueling 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Norwich - Tenerife Reina Sofia (South) TUI 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly via an airport not listed here. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated in the connecting travel section, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you for any of the options listed above. We charge £35 per person for our flight booking service. Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

What is included
  • 7 nights
  • route notes and maps
  • half-day guided walk
  • 7 days' category C car hire
  • return flight Tenerife North to La Palma
 
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FAQs

If you have any questions relating to this or any other Inntravel holiday, our friendly travel experts will be happy to help. You might also find our General FAQs section helpful.
  • We’ll send you route notes and maps 2-3 weeks before your holiday. The route notes not only contain directions to get from A to B, but also include practical information about places of interest and eateries along each route, plus cultural information about the area. If/when you are moving between hotels, you leave your luggage in reception as you leave, and it will be transferred ahead to your next accommodation, meaning that all you need to take with you are a camera, sun cream, drinks, food and waterproofs.

    For more detailed information, see our walking holidays in Europe page.
  • We can book a wide range of routes from the UK with a variety of airlines. As well as being more convenient for you to book all elements of your holiday together, it also means that we’ll accept liability for your travel arrangements, so if things go wrong, such as the airline going bust, we’ll make suitable alternative arrangements for you. The fee for this service is £35 per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). More information on flights >
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted to book your own flights to London (or elsewhere in the UK), we can make all onward travel arrangements (including flights) from there. Alternatively, if you are booking your own flights to an airport in continental Europe that’s appropriate for your holiday, we can book onward rail travel and/or taxis. More information about how we can tailor holidays for customers outside the UK >
  • Since our holidays are self-guided, we recommend calling us for a chat about your plans before making a booking, especially if it’s the first time you’ve booked with us.
    The price panel shows the supplement for a single room and also the single traveller charge (this covers (luggage) transfers and other costs which are usually shared between two people).
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.

    More information about the booking process >
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  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can incur a five or six-figure bill.

    Many insurers offer travel insurance (you can find details on our insurance page of a policy that you may like to consider if you are a UK resident), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies – including falling ill with Covid-19 while on holiday – and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.

    When you purchase a policy, be sure to check that it covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Spain, but not a visa (please note, however, that a new travel authorisation system is being introduced). If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice for UK citizens can be found through the Travel Health Pro website. You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). You should also apply for a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) if your EHIC has expired (if you have a still-valid EHIC, you can use this until it expires).
  • (Castilian) Spanish is one of several official languages; Catalan, Basque and Gallego have equal status in Catalonia, the Basque Country and Galicia, respectively. The currency is the Euro. Spanish time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • For information on the practicalities of travel now that the UK is no longer part of the European Union, visit www.gov.uk/visit-eu-switzerland-norway-iceland-liechtenstein.
  • The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.

    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
  • You are the best judge of your child’s/children’s capabilities. We are happy to take bookings for families of older children/teenagers if they walk regularly, love the outdoors and are comfortable with the distances and ascent/descent involved. Please note that the bedrooms at most of the accommodation we use will normally only sleep a maximum of 3 people, and sometimes only 2.
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