Island Getaway: Tenerife or La Palma?

The Canary Islands are one of the most popular holiday destinations yet each island manages to maintain its own unique personality.

Everyone is made welcome and there is enough diversity to suit all tastes; Palma and Tenerife are particularly popular and here we present a comparison between the two.

Tenerife

Tenerife City

Tenerife is often referred to as an island of two halves, the first half referring to the large, purpose-built resorts like Playa de las Américas and Costa Adeje. The rest of the island is much more interesting, combining historic centres, big towns, rural farmland and tiny residential villages. A large area of Tenerife is given over to National Parkland and there are lots of offically-designated walkways where you can get a breath of the clean, crisp fresh air.

If you're into scenery, then Mount Teide is the highest Spanish mountain and is the first thing visitors arriving by air will see. Towering over the island, the mountain is truly spectacular and has everyone getting their phones out to take pictures. Also, of course, there are miles and miles of beautiful beaches.

When it comes to food, you're spoilt for choice: there are loads of restaurants serving up everything from traditional Spanish dishes to worldwide cuisine. Tenerife is notable for being the only one of the Canaries to boast Michelin-starred restaurants.

La Palma

Palma Image

Widely regarded as the most beautiful of the Canaries, La Palma is not known as 'La Isla Bonita' for no reason. In the past, La Palma was a shipbuilding port but is now a bustling, exciting collection of sophis­ticated, stylish towns. Some of the most blissfully beautiful scenery in the world can be found here, such as the Caldera de Taburiente and the water tunnels at Marcos y Cordero.

There is an interesting and exotic South American flavour and feel to the island, reflected in some of the more exciting restaurants and even extending to the hand-rolling of fine cigars. La Palma is perhaps the least touristy and the most individual of the Canary Islands.

Funktion Events offer many activities on both La Palma and Tenerife, including beach parties, buggy tours, speedboat adventures, paintballing experiences, wine and tapas tasting, limo rides and surfing to name just a few. We invite you to browse our activity selections and don't forget that a package deal could save you lots of money and make everything a whole lot easier into the bargain. Enjoy!

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