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Santa Cruz de la Palma Highlights

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Calle Los Tilos, 38729, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Immerse yourself in a million shades of green on a journey through La Palma’s prehistoric laurel forest, Los Tilos. Hiking routes pass under waterfalls, into tunnels and over streams that transport you into a fairy tale. Greens fade into...

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Santa Cruz de La Palma, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Wandering through the cobblestoned streets of the historic old town is a must in Santa Cruz. Many of the photogenic colonial buildings famously feature ancient wooden balconies draped with flowers, greenery and vines; you’ll also...

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Roque de los Muchachos is the highest point on La Palma—it's at almost 2,426 meters (7,959 feet) above sea level. Drive up to the top and you’ll be rewarded with views of the nearby islands of La Gomera and Ferro, not to mention Mount...

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38740, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

While the north of La Palma may feel like an enchanted forest, the south feels more like the moon. Take a tour to Fuencaliente, the region at the southern tip of the island, and head out on the easy hiking trail along the crater of the...

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Ctra. las Nieves, 17, 38700 Santa Cruz de la Palma, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Take a 45-minute hike up to the Santuario de la Virgen de las Nieves for a bird’s-eye view of Santa Cruz. This unassuming 17th-century house of worship is the centerpiece of La Palma’s Bajada—a celebration that takes place every...

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Placeta de Borrero, 1, 38700 Santa Cruz de la Palma, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

La Placeta might be the quintessential Santa Cruz restaurant. Its charming colonial exterior, complete with a colorful, flower-packed wooden balcony, sets the stage for the well-prepared local specialties on the menu. Don’t miss the fried...

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Subida al Mirador de la Concepción, 2, 38710 Breña Alta, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

This highly recommended restaurant sits just outside the city in a historic building that was once a popular stop for traders and merchants. Now, Casa Osmunda serves modern and creative Canarian cuisine that highlights local flavors and...

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Calle O'Daly, 17, 38700 Santa Cruz de la Palma, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Wander along the pedestrian street Calle O’Daly (it's named after an Irish banana trader, though it's sometimes called Calle Real) in Santa Cruz, and you’ll find an assortment of shops selling clothing, leather goods, furniture and...

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Los Llanos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Should you find yourself in the historic city of Los Llanos, drop by the local market hall. You’ll find goat cheese, sweets, wine and mojo sauce all made on the island, as well as your choice of the freshest local produce. If all that...