La Palma

Key facts

  • Currency: EUR:Euro
  • Language: Spanish
  • Flight duration: 4 hours 30 minutes from Gatwick
  • Timezones: GMT +0

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WHEN TO GO

La Palma gets around 10 hours of sunshine a day in the summertime, and from June through to August the mercury can sky rocket up to about 30°C. The heat is manageable, though, thanks to the trade winds that cool the coast. In winter, the sun tends to shine rather than pummel, making it a popular time of year for ramblers.

Weather

Average monthly temperature and rainfall for La Palma.

TEMPERATURE (°C)RAINFALL (mm)

MonthTemperatureRainfall
JAN 21.0 53.0
FEB 21.0 59.0
MAR 21.0 32.0
APR 22.0 20.0
MAY 23.0 6.0
JUN 24.0 2.0
JUL 26.0 2.0
AUG 26.0 2.0
SEP 27.0 11.0
OCT 26.0 39.0
NOV 24.0 69.0
DEC 22.0 88.0

Health & Safety

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. It’s also a good idea to get a European Health Insurance Card – or EHIC – before leaving the UK. Though it’s not a substitute for travel insurance, it entitles you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as Spanish nationals. It won’t, however, cover you for medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment. For the latest health and safety information, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/health

Passports and Visas

British citizens don’t need a visa to enter Spain but must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/entry-requirements

For more information visit the Foreign Office website - www.fco.gov.uk/en/