Where

Note we do not publish our address nor give it to people we don't know yet because this is our home, & we value having intimacy & safety for our family.

Where in the World

La Palma is one of the smallest and the most north-westerly of the volcanic Canary Islands. Of the 7 islands, it is the 5th largest, and close enough to Tenerife to use that popular holiday island as a transport route for travel.

The total population is around 90,000 most of who live in the capital - the town and port of Santa Cruz.

La Palma has a semi-tropical arid climate, and the greenery - especially in the rainy season - can be spectacular. The temperatures are pleasant year-round, avoiding extremes of heat and cold although this varies considerably depending on the elevation you are at. Our kids love to head to the beach on weekends, where it is inevitably warmer, even when it is cool enough for a cardigan on the finca!

We are European but closer to the coast of Africa than Spain!

Where on the Island

The farm is on the north-west of the island, a 10 minute drive - or 40 minute walk - from the town of Puntagorda. The farm is located at an altitude of 750m above sea level, near many local beaches, with regular (if infrequent) bus connections. Fortunately, we are in an area where the risk of future high-impact development is very low thanks to the geography of the site.

We have amazing views over the top of the clouds, and when they move out of the way, the sparkling sea comes into sight. Sometimes it is difficult to tell where the sea ends and the sky begins.