Parador de La Palma Information

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Parador de La Palma

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Facilities

  • Twin rooms (65)
  • Double rooms (13)
  • Capacity (156)
  • Conference room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Telephone
  • Central heating
  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Deposit box
  • Minibar
  • Lift
  • Parking
  • Credit cards
  • Currency exchange
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Disabled facilities
  • Airport (5km)
  • Station (8km)

Parador de La Palma, Canary Islands - Canarian-style hotel (4*) 

The Parador

The Parador de la Palma is located in an area of great natural beauty, overlooking the sea near to Santa Cruz de la Palma, the island’s capital, and also close to the airport.

The Parador’s bright building features traditional Canarian flourishes like the wooden balconies than can be found throughout the island. Rooms are decorated in a traditional style providing a comfortable setting.

La Palma’s Parador offers spectacular views across the sea and along the coast, and its gardens are filled with a wealth of indigenous flowering plants and native fruit trees. You can relax and enjoy the Parador’s facilities such as the seasonal pool, sauna and gym.

The Parador’s spacious restaurant features many typical Canary Island dishes such as Potaje Palmero (a chickpea stew) and Bienmesabe (a dessert made with almonds and egg yolks).

Local area

The island of La Palma offers not only its beautiful black sand beaches, but also some outstanding scenery, especially in the mountainous Caldera de Taburiente (Taburiente crater) in the north of the island, which is a National Park. Hikers will also want to explore the historic irrigation channels carved into the rock over the centuries, a remarkable feature of the island. The island is home to over 70 native plants including its distinctive Dragon Trees.

Like its sister islands, much of La Palma’s surface is made up of volcanic rock. The island is home to many volcanoes, with its most famous volcano being the Tacante volcano which had a large eruption in 1490, shortly before the island officially succeeded to Spanish conquerors.

The island’s location and preserved national parks mean that pollution levels are low and, as such, its skies offer fantastic stargazing potential – one of the most popular activities on the island. The Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos is situated on the edge of the Caldera de Taburiente situated 2,396 metres above sea level. The observatory is home to one of the largest collections of telescopes in the world and is a huge attraction for scientists worldwide. Various companies offer guided tours of the observatory and stargazing trips.

Its year-round mild temperatures, great seaside location, and stunning natural beauty make this a perfect island getaway.

Click here for the Lorna Robert's expert view on this Parador as she journeys through the Canary Islands.

Restaurant meal times & typical dishes

Breakfast is served from 7.00 to 10.30, dinner from 19.30 to 22.30 on winter and from 20.30 to 22.30 on summer.

It may be possible to arrive up to 22.00 and still enjoy a meal.

Canary Island specialities on the menu in the restaurant include rabbit stewed with spices and wine, Potaje Palmero (chickpea, vegetable and saffron stew) and Bienmesabe (a dessert made with almonds and egg yolks).

How to get there

The Island of La Palma is easily accessed by boat or airplane. Ferries operate from Los Cristianos in the South of Tenerife. The boat arrives at the Port of Santa Cruz and visitors then follow the main road south in the direction of Breña Baja. Having entered the region known as El Drago, they then take the turn-off towards San Antonio (2 km). On reaching this town, the main road then turns off towards El Zumacal, with the Parador located approx. 2 km away. From the UK, La Palma can be reached by plane via Madrid, Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) and Tenerife North (Tenerife) to Santa Cruz de La Palma. Flights via Madrid are operated by Iberia. Many UK airlines fly to Gran Canaria and Tenerife and Binter Canarias operates flights from these destinations to La Palma. (Flights to Tenerife can be to Tenerife North or South and it is important to remember that Binter flies to La Palma from Tenerife North.) By plane, from the airport of El Mazo, visitors take the main road which links the airport to the town of Santa Cruz de La Palma and, having reached El Drago (3 km), then follow the route described above for arriving by boat.

Nearby Hotels

Canadas - 1 hour by plane
El Hierro - 1.5 hours by plane
La Gomera - 2 hours by plane
La Palma Airport - 5km

Region & Cuisine

Please be aware of the following:

  • 'Special Offers' are subject to the availability of a number of rooms per night and/or a specific meal basis.
  • Age restrictions apply to the 'Golden Days' Offer (for those aged 55 and over) and the 'Young Persons' Offer (for those aged between 18 and 30). All reservations made using these tariffs are checked upon your arrival at the Parador(s) booked to ensure that at least one person in a room qualifies for the restricted tariff. In the case that you do not qualify for the restricted tariff, the Parador will apply the standard rate without exception and you will be required to pay a supplement locally. However only one person (per room) needs to qualify for either of these two reductions.