La Palma

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La Palma
There are Port(s) of Entry here
28°40.280'N, 017°51.390'W Chart icon.png
lat=28.67133 | lon=-17.8565 | zoom=9 | y
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Panorámica de la Caldera y Valle Aridane

La Palma (Spanish pronunciation: [la ˈpalma]), also San Miguel de La Palma, is the most north-westerly island of the Canary Islands, Spain. La Palma has an area of 706 km² making it the fifth largest of the seven main Canary Islands. The total population is about 86,000, of which 18,000 (2003 data) live in the capital, Santa Cruz de la Palma and about 20,000 (2004 data) in Los Llanos de Aridane.


See Canary Islands.


See Canary Islands.



See Canary Islands.


Good voice and GPRS signal.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


Approaching La Palma is straightforward.


See Santa Cruz de la Palma.


Key to symbols: |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Needs data icon – needs data ||


  • Santa Cruz de la Palma Santa Cruz de la Palma /wiki/Santa_Cruz_de_la_Palma Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |
  • Tazacorte Tazacorte /wiki/Tazacorte Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |

Marinas & Yacht Clubs


Playa de Puerto Naos

Playa de Puerto Naos/wiki/La_Palma#Playa_de_Puerto_Naos
Anchorage icon Playa de Puerto Naos [[La Palma#Playa de Puerto Naos|Playa de Puerto Naos]] 28°35.125'N, 017°54.700'W
The only anchorage in this rock surounded island.


See individual Ports.


See individual Ports.

Eating out

See individual Ports.


  • Santa Cruz de La Palma Airport (SPC IATA)
  • There is a regular ferry connection to Tenerife and freight-only ferries to the other islands, to Cadiz in mainland Spain and the African coast
  • Buses provide an excellent and reliable service. You can print a copy of their timetable
  • Taxis can be expensive. It is better to use rented cars.



Give a short history of the island.

Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See Canary Islands.


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