How to Get to La Palma
This is general information and might not be up-to-date; please check the relevant sites for the most recent timetables.
There are fairly cheap Naviera Armas ferries from southern Portugal, on which you can bring a car. The route is Portimão - Madeira - Tenerife.
After this, you will need to take ferry from Los Cristianos in Tenerife to Santa Cruz de la Palma, with either Naviera Armas or Fred Olsen.
Please check the links above for the most recent prices and timetables.
There is one airport on the island, Santa Cruz de LaPalma, airport code SPC - do not confuse this with Las Palmas which is the capital of Gran Canaria!
There are regular planes from Madrid by Iberia; Vueling flies from Barcelona; Easyjet flies from London Gatwick (but only for part of the year); there are other airlines flying from various locations to the Canary Islands. There are sometimes offers from Manchester or London by Thompson's or with Norwegian Airlines. (Note that some budget airlines tend not to show up on Google Flights so you may wish to check individual airlines for the best prices.)
The cheapest (and most numerous) options tend to be to Tenerife, and then you can get boat or second flight to Santa Cruz de LaPalma.
Where to Stay In Santa Cruz de La Palma
Many boats arrive late and you may need to spend the night in Santa Cruz. Note that you cannot sleep on the beach. We recommend staying in the Pensión La Cubana for price and convenience.
Buses to Puntagorda
The island bus company website is here (in Spanish but you can use Google Translate to get the main points).
You can get a bus pass (BonoBus) on board or in the tourist office. If you ask for a bus pass , you can fill it up on the bus with 5€ or 10€ & pay 30% less. Otherwise, have change ready: each journey is about €2.10 (as of October 2017). To reach 8th Life take:
- Bus 500 from the Airport to SantaCruz (10 minutes) timetable (in Spanish)
- Bus 300 from SantaCruz to LosLlanos (45 minutes) > timetable (in Spanish)
- Bus 100 from Los Llanos to Puntagorda (1h 15mins) > timetable (in Spanish)
We can pick you up in Puntagorda which is 10 minutes by car from us, so you will need to phone or text us when you leave Los Llanos, so we know when you arrive. Of course, we will do our best to meet you as you arrive, but depending on the demands of the day, you may need to wait a little while.
Send us your mobile number, as long as it works in Spain. Note our telephone numbers:
Jose: (+34) 636 498 904
Stef: (+34) 697 590 185
Abena: (+34) 632 137 516
Travelling by Car
If you are driving to our site, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) for specific directions, and keep our phone numbers with you as you travel. Please note, we have limited parking space so make sure you mention your car when you are booking.