Don’t come to La Palma island expecting endless stretches of yellow sand flanked by amusement arcades and burger restaurants. The island has kept mass tourism away mainly because its coastline has only a small number of beaches consisting of black volcanic sand and pebbles.
Much of the coast is characterized by steep cliffs of volcanic rock and small coves, only accessible by boat. The main beaches are at Los Cancajos on the east coast and at Puerto Naos on the warmer western side of the island not far from our holiday homes in Brena Alta
Set between the steep mountainsides and the shimmering Atlantic the beaches shelter dark volcanic sands perfect for lazy, sun-washed days and cooling dips.
The waters hide colorful fish and amazing rock formations, making them heaven for snorkeling and diving. The capital Santa Cruz has a large beach, Playa de Bajamar, on the south side of the town with 700 meters of fine dark sand.
Tucked away under huge volcanic cliffs, the beachside village of Puerto Naos is a 500 meter stretch of black volcanic sand dotted with giant palms. It’s also the sunniest point on the island, so swimming and sunbathing weather is pretty much guaranteed.
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