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Calle O’Daly

Calle O’Daly (Santa Cruz de la Palma) – this is one of the main commercial strips in not only the town of Santa Cruz, but the entire island. Unlike the more developed Canarian islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, there is a lack of major shopping malls in Palma island (most likely due to the […]

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Acropark

Acropark (Hoya del Rehielo, Breña Baja) – this is an adventure park that is set within nature. Between the trees within the park, wooden platforms at different heights are all interconnected through steel cables, flying foxes, postmans bridges, swingbridges, rope ladders and nets. The trees form trails that provide varying levels of difficulty to suit […]

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37 Grados Los Llanos

37 Grados Los Llanos (Edificio Tagomago, Los Llanos de Aridane) – located on the west end of the island, this is a popular rock club (complete with frequent live musical events). The patrons are age-diverse (at times attracting the 30-and-above crowd) – since bands are occasionally booked that play music from the 60s, 70s & […]

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Bar Arepera El Encuentro

Bar Arepera El Encuentro (Calle Anselmo Pérez de Brito, 87, 38700 Santa Cruz de la Palma) – this eatery specializes in the popular Venezuelan snack food arepas (as well as other meals from that country, such as the ‘Enchapa’ — corn-maize pancake with fillings). This restaurant shows the island’s connection to Venezuela. There are two […]

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Ayuntamiento

Ayuntamiento (Plaza España, Santa Cruz de la Palma) – located near one of the main streets of Santa Cruz (Calle O’Daly), this local government building is marveled by visitors, since it’s a fine representation of Renaissance era architecture on the island (rebuilt in 1559 during the reign of King Felipe II, after it was destroyed […]

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About La Palma

The volcanic island of La Palma is part of the Canary Islands (off the northwest coast of Africa). It’s the fifth largest of these islands, the furthest into the Atlantic Ocean, and a modestly-sizes population of just 86,000 residents. Like the rest of the Canary Islands, La Palma was settled by the Spaniards by the […]