La Palma has about 90,000 inhabitants.
La Palma is an economically healthy island and contrary to popular opinion does not rely on income from the tourist industry.
La Palma has a mild climate and with over 1000km of marked walking paths is an ideal holiday destination for walkers. Organised walks are available via local companies.
La Palma is ideal for people seeking peace and quiet."; $txtt[] = "Visiting La Palma"; $txt[] = "There are regular flights from mainland Spain, Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Charter flights are available from Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland."; $txtt[] = "Staying on La Palma"; $txt[] = "Tourism on La Palma is very small scale compared to other holiday destinations. There is tourist hotel accommodation in Los Cancajos and Puerto Naos and some in the 2 main towns Santa Cruz de La Palma and Los Llanos.
The La Palma government promotes rural tourism. There are many holiday homes and cottages dotted around La Palma with accommodation to suit most tastes and budgets."; $txtt[] = "Is it safe to visit La Palma"; $txt[] = "Yes, Yes, Yes.
Even the promoters of the La Palma Tsunami theory say there is no immediate danger of a landslide and there will be adequate warning of any new volcanic eruption.
You should be aware that the people of La Palma are not scared by the volcanoes. The volcanoes of 1949 and 1971 were a big attraction. Thousands of people flocked to the volcanoes to watch safely from close by. In 1971 many people watched from the terrace of a bar in the village of Fuencaliente just above the volcano. There was no panic, there was no evacuation. Neither the 1949 nor the 1971 volcanoes were very spectacular or dangerous as is shown on the television news coverage of the events. They just spluttered a bit and some lava flowed down the hill at a very slow walking pace."; $txtt[] = "The biggest danger on La Palma"; $txt[] = "The biggest danger when visiting La Palma is that you will not want to leave. Visitors often lose their hearts to the island. The scenery, the views, the atmosphere, the sunshine, the clean air, the friendly people and the relaxed way of life all contribute to the reluctance of people to leave. Many visitors return, some make La Palma their home."; $txtt[] = "La Palma links"; $txt[] = "Isla La Palma Guide
" . "La Palma Biosfera
" . "ING La Palma information
" . "La Palma Foto Galerie (German)
" . "Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias
" . "La Palma Holidays
" . "Rural Tourism
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