There are plenty of different types of animals and insects to see when you are in La Palma. You can visit the Atlantic on a sailing boat and view dolphins and whales. There are scuba diving courses and places to rent diving gear if you are into viewing the sea life.
If you want an easy view into exotic animals (mostly birds) then the Maroparque in La Palma is your choice. It’s an easy way to spend time with the toddlers in the family and you have a restaurant upstairs if you feel hungry. Plenty of colorful birds, monkeys and some traditional animals (not to forget reptiles!) to view in this place!
I almost talk with the people and I’m curious to have a look into the visitors
Many kinds of birds are common in the wild, there will most likely not be a single day when you didn’t see kestrels or red-billed choughs during your stay in La Palma.
Kestrels are common in La Palma, you see them gliding in the air and hear their call sounds on daily basis.
I actually had over 450 red-billed choughs in a single photo the other day while I was doing time-lapse photography! Herons can be seen regularly as well as larger hawks and eagles too.
Red-billed choughs are very common in the island. You can see them everywhere and after a while it’s a cozy sighting!
There are several large butterflies that you can see in the gardens and parks of the island, dragonflies and of course lizards and gecko! There aren’t any snakes in the island.
Gallotia galloti resting in sunny stone
The terrain is very suitable for lizards and you can spot them almost anywhere when it is warm. In many hiking roads the lizards are accustomed to the people and you can even feed them snacks from you hands, a nice experience to the young family members.
Dragonfly in Caldera de Taburiente National Park – La Palma, Spain
There are large colorful dragonflies, beetles and beautiful butterflies to be seen also, plenty to watch and of course to photograph if you are into macro photographing!
Majestic scenery in Caldera de Taburiente national park: pinus canariensis forests inside the crater
And the views, wow! It’s a volcanic island with mountainous views in every direction! The beach areas host black sand from the volcanoes and there seems to be endless paths available for hiking, biking and viewing the scenery. There are good maps available for planning your trips and you can select the route according to the difficulty and the time you have available for the trip.
Araneus diadematus – diadem spider
There are traditional dairy farms and horse farms as well! You can rent a horse from the local stables and head out into the nature tracks in the saddle! And wait… I – OOOOO!
What about me?