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La Palma

A Canary Islands walking holiday based in La Palma. This green and beautiful island is further out into the Atlantic than Tenerife and Gomera.

  • La Palma

  • 7 nights
  • Half Board
  • Feb







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Tour codes: 12790

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Our holiday walking grades


Grade 5

Full day walks with moderate amounts of ascent and descent.

The paths are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground.

Walks will last up to 6 hours and could involve as much as 750m of ascent and descent. Some walks will be less demanding.

Grade 6

Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent.

These walks are in more remote areas such as Andorra or northern Portugal.

Similar to Grade 5, but with most of the walks at the upper level of ascent/descent, time and distance.


Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy the flexibility of choosing from two grades of walking each day.
  • Walk the Ruta de los Volcanes – one of the truly memorable walks on the island.
  • Discover a wide variety of walks, including parts of the long-distance GR (Gran Recorrido) footpath.
  • Step through green laurel forests and fragrant pine woods and climb above the tree line to discover a volcanic landscape.
  • Explore the National Park of Caldera de Taburiente which offers walking in stunning surroundings well above the clouds.
  • Explore the 15th century capital, Santa Cruz de la Palma.

Why not extend you stay in the Canaries by combining your holiday on La Palma with another island. Take a look at our Canary Islands Page to view all our possible island combinations!

Take a walk on the wild side of La Palma, make your way through ancient green laurel forests and fragrant pine woods and climb above the tree line to discover a volcanic landscape like no other. Walk along the dramatic Ruta de Los Volcanes and ascend to over 1800m to the Pico Bejenado rim for a bird’s eye view down into the vast caldera.

La Palma is a green and beautiful island with a temperate climate and an impressive volcanic past. The National Park of Caldera de Taburiente offers wonderful walking in stunning surroundings. Apart from mountains and volcanoes here; the northern part of the island is very fertile, and bananas particularly are grown extensively.

Our walking programme reflects the wide variety of walks, including along parts of the long-distance GR (Gran Recorrido) footpath which takes us to the southern tip of the island with its lighthouse and salt-pans nature reserve, as well as the dramatic Ruta de los Volcanes. Here we see up close evidence of volcanic activity over the centuries, and as recently as 1971 when Teneguia last erupted.

We also visit the 15th century capital, Santa Cruz de la Palma, with its picturesque streets, colourful architecture and waterfront cafés. This is just a 15 minute bus ride north from our hotel, which is situated in the district of Los Cancajos. We hire buses and the reliable local bus services to get all around the island on our walks.

Our Christmas and New Year departures are a chance to see in the festive season in a different setting.

  • Return flights from London to Santa Cruz, La Palma
  • Airport transfers
  • Half board en suite accommodation
  • Two walks, two leaders, two grades
  • All local transport costs.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to the Beautiful Island




Once we land into La Palma we then take a very short transfer by road to our hotel in Playa de los Cancajos where the rest of the day can be used to get to know the local area or relax by the pool.

Transfer Time = 15m

Day 2 to 7

There are so many walking opportunities!


Breakfast & Dinner


During our time in La Palma there is a wealth of walking to be undertaken. So much in fact it is impossible to tell you all the options. Below is a selection of walks to give you a taste of what you can expect.

  • Time

    3.5 hours

  • Distance

    6.2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


San Antonio Volcano (Grade 5)

Today we take a hire bus ride to a tiny village called ‘Montes de Luna’, where we pick up a pathway which gently rises then falls as it contours its way around the south of the island to the town of Fuencaliente. Here, we stop for coffee in one of the charming bars before continuing down to the San Antonio Volcano. Here we watch an excellent short explanatory film in the Visitor Centre before venturing out on to the rim of the volcano which formed in the 1600s. It is now quite safe and the walk is protected by hand rails where needed. Our group looks down on even younger volcanoes (the youngest blew in 1971) before returning to the Visitor Centre. After lunch, we have another short walk, and then visit the ‘Bodegas Teneguia’ for wine tasting with the joint owner ‘Diego’.

  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    8.6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


San Antonio Volcano (Grade 6)

Our day begins very much the same as the Grade 5 walk however, after lunch, we continue down the island via some even younger volcanoes (the youngest blew in 1971) before reaching ‘Faro’ (lighthouse) where there is a small museum and a bar selling craft beers and cakes from the island.

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    7.1 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Ruta de los Volcanes (Grade 5)

Today we get back to business with serious hikes along the ‘spine' of the island. We take a taxi ride up the mountain road to ‘El Pilar' pass at around 1,450 metres above sea level, where we start our walks. Both groups hike (albeit at a different pace) up onto the spine. From the pass, we start off on the GR path, then turn off and climb up our first peak Birigoyo where we have truly amazing views back north to the whole Taburiente caldera. We may see the ‘Mar des Nubes' (sea of clouds) in the foreground, which we, hopefully, will be above by this stage! We continue over the peak of Barquita and down to the ‘Hoyo Negro' crater (it means black hole). From there, we then climb up to Pico Nambroque (our main target for the day) before returning on the main GR footpath all the way back to El Pilar for our return transfer.

  • Time

    5.5 hours

  • Distance

    11.1 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Ruta de los Volcanes (Grade 6)

We walk the same start of the Grade 5 walk before they peel off the GR path at the pass. From the pass, we stay on the GR path, bypassing the first few peaks and past the ‘Hoyo Negro' crater until we reach the dramatic ‘Volcan de la Deseada' – a spectacular volcano which is the highest on the spine. The (safe) climb up the rim is truly memorable and the 360- degree views are awesome. From there, we descend south (staying on the spine) to reach the ‘View of Views' – looking south to the Volcan de St Martin and beyond (on a clear day) out to sea and the islands of Tenerife, El Hierro and La Gomera. A steady descent to Fuencaliente completes this 18km classic walk to our return transfer.

  • Distance

    6.6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Laurisilva Forest (Grade 5)

From a drop-off point at 1200m, we enter woodland in a micro-climate with birds and butterflies before reaching our main viewpoint at just under 1500m. Continuing on forest tracks we reach El Pilar leisure area with a Visitor Centre showing a video about La Palma. Having reached El Pilar on a shorter route, we can maintain a slower pace down to our pick-up point near El Paso, seeing a wide variety of terrain and interesting features.

  • Distance

    7.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Laurisilva Forest (Grade 6)

The beginning of our day follows our Grade 5 route before going our own way. The longer route to El Pilar will still allow time for the video, and the group has plenty of time to descend gradually on the same terrain as Grade 5 to El Paso.

  • Distance

    5.3 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Highest Point and Observatories (Grade 5)

This is a spectacular walk, but needs reasonable weather to enjoy it at its utmost. From our start point at 1900m, we soon reach the largest caldera rim for a drinks stop. We then follow slightly below the ridge of the rim with impressive and ever-changing views. Enjoying the panoramic terrain on both sides, we gradually move along the rim with a series of peaks until we arrive at our destination and the bus collection point. Both groups will spend time on the summit before returning to the hotel.

  • Distance

    6.3 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Highest Point and Observatories (Grade 6)

We go further than Grade 5 and drop down slightly into the caldera before summiting the highest point on the island at 2426m, surrounded by radio and observational telescopes of various types. Both groups will spend time on the summit before returning to the hotel.

Rest day
During our time in La Palma we have a free day which can easily be spent exploring Santa Cruz or why not ask your leader about a walk they suggest you can do on your own.

Day 8

Goodbye La Isla Bonita!



It has come time to say goodbye the to 'La Isla Bonita' as we take our transfer back to La Palma Airport for our return flights to the UK.

From (GBP)£1,199

Departure dates for your selected tour

6th Oct 2022 - 13th Oct 2022 (7 Nights)

10th Nov 2022 - 17th Nov 2022 (7 Nights)

1st Dec 2022 - 8th Dec 2022 (7 Nights)

20th Dec 2022 - 27th Dec 2022 (7 Nights)

16th Feb 2023 - 23rd Feb 2023 (7 Nights)

16th Mar 2023 - 23rd Mar 2023 (7 Nights)

6th Apr 2023 - 13th Apr 2023 (7 Nights)

5th Oct 2023 - 12th Oct 2023 (7 Nights)

9th Nov 2023 - 16th Nov 2023 (7 Nights)

30th Nov 2023 - 7th Dec 2023 (7 Nights)

20th Dec 2023 - 27th Dec 2023 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Santa Cruz, La Palma. Manchester may be available on some dates
  • Airport transfers by road c. 15 minutes
  • We can offer regional flight options and often there will be up to two transfer vehicles (which may include coaches, minibuses or taxis) from the airport to the hotel and vice versa which will minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.


Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

H10 Taburiente Playa Hotel

The 4 star hotel H10 Taburiente Playa with its grand atrium and well appointed rooms is located on the seafront, 300m from Los Cancajos beach and has a wealth of amenities.

Hotel facilities include tennis courts, restaurants, bars, sauna, swimming pools (one heated all year round, towels provided), free wi-fi throughout and evening entertainment on some evenings.

Room facilities include en-suite, hairdryer, television, air conditioning, safe (charge payable locally) and telephone.

Our centre for this tour is the small seaside village of Los Cancajos. Close to the famous black sandy beaches, this area was once dominated by the salt pan industry, but now it’s a well located tourist resort with all amenities available.

There are beautiful views back to the interior of the island, also over to the historic capital Santa Cruz de La Palma and often it is possible to see Spain’s highest mountain, Teide, on the island of Tenerife. It is just five minutes by bus to the bustling capital where there are colonial buildings with tall wooden doors and colourful flower-laden balconies, along with shops selling local produce from the island. Whale watching and astronomy excursions are available from Los Cancajos, and these are often taken on a free day.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

The walker’s haven that is La Palma offers a wide variety of walking which is perfect for our 2 Grade, 2 Leaders, 2 Walks option at a Grades 5 and 6. On the East of the island paths are greener through forests where on the West the island is much more barren.

Each day we will walk up to 6 hours with cumulative daily ascents and descents in the range of 750m depending on the grade of walk you choose to do. Some walks will have longer descents that can be towards 1000m especially on the Grade 6 walk.  The paths we take are rough and steep at times, but will be taken at a pace appropriate to the grade of the walk. The higher the grade walking programmes the higher ascents and duration will be. It is important to note that some walks maybe difficult for those affected by vertigo. The maximum altitude reached on either grade is over 2,400m.

Please ensure you read the Proposed Itinerary carefully to best gauge the walking technicalities.

Walks & Excursions

Generally walks will be up to 6 hours duration, with some energetic days and some easier or rest days. Some of the volcanic rock can be rough underfoot, so walking boots are essential. There are some long descents over occasionally loose surfaces. You may also find it useful to bring walking poles.

Two Grades, Two Leaders, Two Walks

On ‘2x Walks, 2x Leaders, 2x Grades’ departures, where we provide two tour leaders and offer a choice of easier or harder walks each day, we hope to be able to accommodate your choice of walk. However, safety considerations do govern the sizes of groups in each walking grade; the minimum number of participants for a guided walk at a given grade and the maximum group size will be as indicated for the walk grade.

On most departures we are able to accommodate most clients' first choice of walk most of the time, however some flexibility and co-operation may be required. In unusual circumstances where a disproportionately high number of clients wish to walk at one grade, for safety reasons, we may not be able to provide you with your choice of walk each day. Although we will endeavour to accommodate as many clients’ choices as possible, it may be necessary for you to switch between higher and lower grade walks during the holiday. Any decision regarding group sizes and the participants in the day’s walking programme rests with our tour leader(s).

For safety reasons the minimum number of participants on a walk will be 4 plus the leader.

Local Transport Costs

All local transport costs in conjunction with the advertised activity programme are included in the holiday cost. There may be occasions where additional visits or excursions are added to enrich your experience, these will be paid for locally by you if you choose to participate. Local transport can be a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses and ferries depending on the itinerary.

Optional Excursions

A range of local excursions and activities may be available to book at your destination through a local operator. We have no involvement in such activities or excursions which are not run, supervised or controlled in any way by us. Your contract will be with the local activity supplier and we accept no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

When budgeting for your holiday, you will need to consider drinks, any meals not included in the holiday price, non-included entrance fees, optional excursions you may choose to participate in locally and any souvenirs or additional services such as laundry. A general guideline for lunches and drinks is £10-£20 per person per day.

Currency in Spain

The currency in Spain is the euro.

Holiday Currency

Should you need to get cash out the is an ATM in the lobby of the hotel. There are also banks in Santa Cruz open Monday - Friday 9am - 2pm. There is also a cash machine in the wall of the Tourist Office on the sea front just a five minute walk away from the hotel.


Although entirely at your own discretion, tipping is an important aspect of tourism and hospitality life and expectations are fairly high. In order to simplify tipping, we strongly recommend that you allow your leader to take care of making sure tips are given to hotel and restaurant staff and to local guides and drivers. This will be done using some funds provided by us together with, if you wish, a contribution from you, which he/she will collect during the holiday.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader makes the world of difference to your holiday and ours are as passionate about discovering the world on foot as you are. They're resourceful, organised and widely travelled. They will handle all the local administration and other needs that might arise to ensure that you don't have to worry about planning your days and you can enjoy your holiday. Although leading group holidays, they won't forget that every group is made up of individuals. Each tour leader has their own individual style, talents and professional backgrounds and all are trained, qualified, experienced and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting and inspiring as possible.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will discuss with you the programme for the following day. This will be your opportunity to discuss the details and ensure the planned activities suit your walking ability. If you have concerns on clothing or equipment, this can be discussed then also. If you do not wish to join the organised group programme, please let the leader know.

Your Travel Details

Return flights from London to Santa Cruz. Manchester flights may be available on some dates, please check at the time of booking.

Travel in La Palma will be on foot and by road. We make use of the good public transport system and also a mix of some private transport for getting to and from our walks.

Transfer time from airport to hotel is approximately 15 minutes by road.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements?

If you wish to organise your own flights from a non-UK or provincial airport or travel by rail or car to your holiday destination, 'land only' reductions are often available. Please contact us for details.

Before finalising any independent travel arrangements, please check with us first - especially if doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended date of travel. If you do intend to join your holiday locally please do tell us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you are joining and leaving your holiday overseas we assume, unless you advise us otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making their own independent travel arrangements, if you wish to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time, you may be able to be included on the group's transfer. Please contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details. 

Please note that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be able to join the group transfer. We also need your flight number, arrival time and departure point so that the group leader is able to meet up with you.

Regional Transfers

Regional Flights (R3). We offer regional flight options on this holiday and there will be one or two transfer vehicles between the airport and hotel to minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport on the outward or return journeys.

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

For all those booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be confirmed in your travel documents, sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure.

Personal Details Check

To ensure that we can accurately administer your holiday arrangements, please confirm that the personal details we hold for you are up to date and that you have provided the information we need to secure your holiday travel and accommodation arrangements. Please check your passport details, date of birth and any other important details necessary for us to properly manage your holiday booking. You can view and update information already provided, and add details not yet asked for, by using the Manage My Booking facility on our website, or by calling our Sales and Reservations team on +44 (0)1707 331133. When you receive your booking confirmation please check the details as soon as possible.

Entry Requirements

General Passport Advice

It is a good idea to carry photocopies of the personal details pages of your passport. Should you lose your passport, this may assist with the issue of replacement documents and your return to your home country.

Passport and visa requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements.

General passport advice for UK nationals on the UK Government website.

FCDO Travel Advice

You must ensure you check all entry requirements in good time by reviewing the official FCDO advice for your destination. Please take time to read and regularly check this website for changes to the entry requirements and any local restrictions.

Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination

You may be required to provide proof that you have been fully vaccinated when travelling or in your destination. Proof of vaccination can either be digital via the NHS app or a printed copy via NHS Hard Copy. We recommend allowing seven working days for your printed copy to arrive. Please note both the NHS app and printed copy are only valid for 30 days.

We anticipate that all travellers will need to be fully vaccinated including the booster jab and to carry proof of this with them at all times. Some indoor venues require, and may ask for proof of vaccination, as well as masks becoming mandatory for indoor public spaces, and we ask you to be prepared for this.

Face Masks

Some airlines or destinations are requiring the wearing of FFP2, FFP3, KN95 or N95 masks without a valve. You should check the FCDO advice for your destination and with your airline before you travel, although you may wish to have one of these masks on hand just in case.

Brexit Passport Advice

If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must meet the Schengen area rules.

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

The guidance for Schengen border guards may not be updated until the spring of 2022. Until then, for some Schengen countries your passport may need to be less than 10 years old during your whole visit, and the 3 months at the end of your visit may need to be within 10 years of your passport’s issue date.

Check both the issue date and the expiry date in your passport. If you renewed your passport early, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. This could affect the requirement for your passport to be less than 10 years old.

Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.


After a full day’s walk, in the evenings when our extensive buffet dinner has finished, a relaxing stroll along the coastal path and a drink in a local bar make the perfect end to the day.

Locally you will find all the amenities nearby that will make your stay nice and easy. Just next door is a SPAR shop, perfect for buying those much needed packed lunch supplies and not far beyond that is a pharmacy should you unfortunately need it.

Breakfasts and dinners are taken in the hotel from a very well presented and comprehensive buffet. Breakfasts have everything on offer from cereal and fresh fruit to hot selections and Prosecco!

Dinners are as equally well supplied, perfect for refuelling after a day's walking.

Footwear & Kit List


Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks. 

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Snorkelling Equipment

This holiday will give the chance to relax and have free time at the beach so please feel free to bring snorkelling equipment.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Spain

Electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at

Water To Go

An alternative to bottled water from single-use sealed water bottles is filtered water from a refillable bottle containing its own water filter such as a Water-to-go bottle available from Just fill up from any water source and save the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

We have negotiated an exclusive 15% discount with our partners Water-to-Go for you as a thank you for helping the environment. Please go to their website at and enter the code RWH17 when ordering. In addition, Water-to-Go will match the discount with a donation to our charity, Heart & Sole, which will allow us to continue to make a difference in the countries you visit on our holidays.

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

Maps, Guidebooks & More

There is lots of literature that can help benefit your holiday.

Useful websites are: 

Useful Maps:

1:30,000 Freytag and Berndt Hiking and Leisure map WKE2
1:50,000 Kompass
1:40000 Tour and Trail map (9/2017)

Useful guidebooks are:

  • Sunflower Guide (6th edition published 2010). A very limited selection of walks.
  • Walking on La Palma, the World’s Steepest Island, published by Cicerone
  • Rother walking guide - This detailed guide has 63 walks all over the island and is readily available, including the supermarket by the hotel. (2nd edition published 2008) 

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs

Tel: 01684 593 146

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.


Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before departure. Advice on vaccinations is available from your GP.

Health Advice for Spain

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Spain. You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK. Tetanus immunisation is recommended.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It is a condition of booking with Ramblers Walking Holidays that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the trip, including all optional activities.

Your travel insurance policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation. Please ensure your policy covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are walking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip. Medical and repatriation insurance cover are not mandatory for UK residents who are travelling on trips within the United Kingdom.

Whoever you insure with, please ensure that you take full details, and ideally the policy itself, with you on holiday and provide our tour leader with your insurer's name, the policy number and emergency assistance contact numbers.

Please note that it is very difficult to obtain travel insurance once your holiday arrangements have started.

Covid-19 Cover

If you should have symptoms and test positive for Covid-19 whilst abroad, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative and you may have to seek treatment. We strongly recommend that you take out an insurance policy that covers you for this eventuality.

Looking for travel insurance?

If you have not already arranged cover, please visit SunWorld who offer travel insurance.

SunWorld policies include cover for COVID-19, subject to applicable terms and conditions.


From January 1st, 2021 UK travellers can continue to use their European Heath Insurance Card (EHIC) – which can last up to five years, until its expiry date, to gain access to medical assistance during your holiday. However, you will no longer be covered in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. Travellers without a valid EHIC can apply for a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which will replaces the EHIC once it has been phased out. Please note however that the EHIC/GHIC should not be considered a substitute for medical or travel insurance.

For more information, please visit

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office provides up to date information on security and local laws for travellers, together with current passport and visa information, at Please take a few minutes to look at the current advice on your planned destination.

Please be aware of what's going on around you, take sensible precautions with your credit cards and passport and avoid displays of wealth such as wearing expensive jewellery or watches. Do not carry more cash on you than you will need for each day, and we recommend that a money belt is used.

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We're committed to ethical tourism in all our destinations. Our holidays are designed for you to discover the essence of the country you are visiting. Travelling in small groups not only gives you an up close and personal experience of your destination, but minimises your impact on the immediate environment. We feel that the most important starting point to protect the environment is to be out in it. For more details visit our website.

The Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust

Unlike many tour operators we have our own trust through which RWH Travel’s profits are channelled back into a variety of outdoor, walking-related or environmental conservation projects in the UK. The focus of the Trust’s financial support is Britain’s leading walking charity, The Ramblers, and their role in promoting the benefits and importance of walking to the British public. In addition the Trust welcomes applications for small grants from local organisations in the UK who need support for walking-orientated activities. This includes the establishment of footpaths and bridleways, funding for rebuilding bridges and renovating huts, as well as bursary funding for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for children who could not otherwise afford to do it. Please visit the ‘About Us’ section of our website and click on the Charitable Trust link for more details.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Please do provide us with a mobile phone contact number. We will only use this to contact you with important information relating to your holiday arrangements. 

Do keep your mobile phones switched on and readily available when travelling to the airport or if delayed in transit so that we can contact you with any last minute information relating to your travel arrangements.  

As a matter of courtesy, please switch off your mobile phone during walks, or endeavour to minimise its use. Please also try to minimise the use of mobile devices during group meals.


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La Palma

  • Capital

    Santa Cruz de La Palma

  • Currency


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  • Time Difference


  • Flight duration

    4.5 hours

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January


    Avg. Rain: 49mm

  • February


    Avg. Rain: 57mm

  • March


    Avg. Rain: 33mm

  • April


    Avg. Rain: 19mm

  • May


    Avg. Rain: 7mm

  • June


    Avg. Rain: 2mm

  • July


    Avg. Rain: 1mm

  • August


    Avg. Rain: 1mm

  • September


    Avg. Rain: 12mm

  • October


    Avg. Rain: 41mm

  • November


    Avg. Rain: 70mm

  • December


    Avg. Rain: 80mm

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