The Best Hotels in La Palma, Canary Islands

You'll find sea and mountain views at the Hotel Hacienda de Abajo in Tazacorte, La Palma
You'll find sea and mountain views at the Hotel Hacienda de Abajo in Tazacorte, La Palma | © Phil Crean A / Alamy Stock Photo
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26 March 2021

One of the more remote Canary Islands, La Palma is often overlooked as a holiday destination but there’s a wealth to explore from the Teneguí and Cumbre Vieja volcanoes to unspoilt beaches and the picture-perfect capital of Santa Cruz de la Palma. Despite fewer tourists, there are still plenty of great places to stay to suit all budgets. Here’s a selection of the best hotels, all bookable with Culture Trip.

Hotel Eden La Palma

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Hotel Eden La Palma
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Comfortable and budget-friendly, Hotel Eden La Palma is a great choice for exploring the island. The 19-room hotel is a 10-minute drive from the Caldera de Taburiente National Park, home to endangered trees and birds and the Roque de los Muchachos – at 2,423m (7,949ft) above sea level, it’s La Palma’s highest point. Rooms at the hotel are simple yet cosy and open onto furnished patios. It’s worth booking here for the mountain views alone.

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Hotel Hacienda De Abajo - adults only

Independent Hotel
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Hotel Hacienda De Abajo
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Just a short stroll from the black volcanic sands of Tazacorte beach, this meticulously restored 17th-century sugar plantation offers palatial living with a Canarian twist. The 32 rooms are sumptuously decorated with chandeliers, mahogany beds and elaborate tapestries. L’Occitane bath products and fluffy bathrobes complete the luxury feel. The hotel is home to an impressive art collection of 1,300 paintings. The grounds feature native Canarian plants and a saltwater swimming pool. A gourmet restaurant offers local cuisine and views of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Hotel San Telmo

Boutique Hotel
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Hotel San Telmo
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At such reasonable rates, you’ll be wondering what the catch is at this boutique gem. The converted 17th-century townhouse of eight individually-styled guest rooms set around a pretty courtyard, is brimming with charm. Located in the oldest part of Santa Cruz de La Palma, the small rooftop terrace offers sun loungers and sea views. Friendly, attentive service from the owners is also guaranteed.

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H10 Taburiente Playa

Chain Hotel
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H10 Taburiente Playa
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In a prime position overlooking the sea on the east coast of the island, this chain hotel attracts a more mature clientele. Accommodation is modern with jazzy pop art and the latest technology. Most of the rooms have balconies with either sea or mountain views. Leisure facilities are top-notch, with three swimming pools (one heated in winter) and tennis courts. An all-inclusive option is available.

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  • La Palma & Teneguía Princess

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    La Palma & Teneguía Princess
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    Boasting an impressive 11 pools, this upscale hotel is one of the most popular on La Palma. Its setting on a volcanic clifftop overlooking the Atlantic is pretty spectacular, offering some wonderful sunset panoramas. The traditionally-styled Canarian buildings are set in extensive gardens filled with sub-tropical flora, plus there’s a small sandy artificial beach and a luxe adults-only thermal spa with a heated pool, sauna, and massage treatments.

    Hotel Las Olas

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    Hotel Las Olas
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    This apartment complex of pastel pink and yellow, low-rise accommodation blocks is set in a garden of tropical plants overlooking Los Cancajos seafront. All 182 self-catering units can accommodate families of four. There are plenty of facilities including two large outdoor pools and a children’s playground and mini-club. The buffet and à la carte restaurant have superb ocean views.

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    Parador de La Palma

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    Parador de La Palma
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    Set on a hillside on the island’s east coast, the Parador de La Palma offers fabulous views of the ocean and mountains. Its impressive grounds comprise waterfalls, footpaths flanked by lush tropical plants and a kitchen garden that supplies the hotel’s restaurant. Rooms are decorated in colonial style and have balconies. A modest-sized outdoor pool is great for cooling off, while a sea view terrace provides a romantic setting for candlelit dinners.

    Lorna Turnbull contributed additional reporting to this article.

    These recommendations were updated on March 26, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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