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La Palma lifestyle

Lifestyle

Shopping:

Being a craftsmen island, La Palma isn't full of your typical boutiques you may find elsewhere in the Canaries, and not ideal if you are looking somewhere to shop till you drop. However, you will find plenty of homemade items and sweet souvenirs to remind you of this fantastic culture. The main products include clay and ceramics, specializing in kitchen tools and decorative figures; embroideries including tablecloths, napkins, handkerchiefs and elegant blouses; silk, tobacco, and many other crafts, including endemic species of plants which are used with skill for basketmaking.

Cuisine:

Known as an island of culture and community, you are unlikely to find many international dishes in La Palma, but will give u a chance to test the beautiful Canarian specialities on offer. Popular local dishes that will be on your tick-list include seafood paella and zarzuela (a fish stew), locally caught tuna, octopus, swordfish and sardines. Restaurants therefore rely heavily on freshly-caught fish and locally grown produce. La Palma is also one of the Canary Islands most famous for its cheese. Make sure you sample their tasty 'queso ahumado' (smoked cheese).

Almonds and honey are often the key ingredients of a good Canarian dessert, with sweet chestnuts, figs, cactus fruit and bananas also sometimes added, and of course being grown locally.

If you are feeling thirsty, why not try one of the local wines. With every area of La Palma having its own vineyard and label, you'll have a superb array to choose from. Make sure you try Malvasia, which has earned international acclaim, produced from grapes grown in the thick volcanic ash of the Fuencaliente area in the South.

Nightlife:

Although plenty of fine seafood restaurants and fantastic tapas bars, you won't be partying till dawn in La Palma. If an early night is all you ask for after trekking round the sights all day, then a relaxing drink at a local music bar of an evening will be just the ticket. Being such a peaceful and unspoilt destination, it is certainly not a haven for party animals. However, many of the hotels in Cancajos organise night time entertainment and the resort's Centro Commercial has several lively bars with dancing until the early hours.

Although plenty of fine seafood restaurants and fantastic tapas bars, you won't be partying till dawn in La Palma. If an early night is all you ask for after trekking round the sights all day, then a relaxing drink at a local music bar of an evening will be just the ticket. Being such a peaceful and unspoilt destination, it is certainly not a haven for party animals. However, many of the hotels in Cancajos organise night time entertainment and the resort's Centro Commercial has several lively bars with dancing until the early hours.

Nightlife:

Although plenty of fine seafood restaurants and fantastic tapas bars, you won't be partying till dawn in La Palma. If an early night is all you ask for after trekking round the sights all day, then a relaxing drink at a local music bar of an evening will be just the ticket. Being such a peaceful and unspoilt destination, it is certainly not a haven for party animals. However, many of the hotels in Cancajos organise night time entertainment and the resort's Centro Commercial has several lively bars with dancing until the early hours.

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