Santa Cruz de la Palma to La Gomera Ferry
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About Santa Cruz de La Palma
Santa Cruz de La Palma is the capital of the Canary Island of La Palma, and is home to around 18,000 inhabitants. The city was founded in 1493 and today is a busy and popular tourist destination. Santa Cruz de la Palma, with its characteristic steeply inclined valleys, has a lively ambience. Behind the city of Santa Cruz de la Palma, there is a mighty volcanic crater.
Santa Cruz de La Palma is a lively city with a classic charm, and has many buildings of cultural and historical importance, such as the El Salvador church and the City Hall. The main city square, the Plaza de España, is home to many fine examples of Renaissance architecture and the stunning Iglesia del Salvador (church of the saviour).
There is plenty to see and do in Santa Cruz de La Palma, from visiting the Naval Museum and the 17th century Santa Catalina fort, to walking around the Barranco de las Nieves ravine. If you visit in early August you may be lucky enough to catch the famous Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de las Nieves, the feast day of Our Lady of the Snows.
La Palma benefits from a warm and sunny climate, and comprises beautiful beaches and stunning scenery, from mountainous terrain to fertile valleys.
About La Gomera
La Gomera is the second smallest Canary Islands, and is found just off the coast of Africa. It has beautiful weather all year round, rarely going under 20 degrees Celsius. La Gomera is a lot quitter than its neighbour islands, making it a better destination for those looking for a quieter holiday away from the main tourist towns, or for those keen hikers as much of the island is uninhabitable and offers some fantastic trails.
La Gomera Travel Guide
La Gomera is often considered the forgotten Canary Island, making it the perfect island to visit for a quieter holiday.
About La Gomera
La Gomera is 14km in diameter making it the second smallest of the Canary Islands. La Gomera attracts far less tourists than some of its more popular neighbours, making it an ideal getaway for those looking for peach and quite rather than crowds and nightlife. The terrain has meant the island is a lot less developed, with no real tourist towns. However, this does mean that there are some fantastic hiking trails, a must do for any keen walker.