Car Hire at La Palma Airport
This information is correct as of October 2015
Whether you want to come with the family for an outdoor holiday, get romantic under starry skies and fiery sunsets or explore the local history and architecture, you can find the best car hire at La Palma Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at La Palma Airport
There are four car hire companies with desks at La Palma Airport: Cicar, Europecar, Hertz and Avis. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near La Palma Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a BP garage located just 12 minutes drive from La Palma airport. Head south on the LP-205, from there get on the LP-5 then the LP-2. Exit for Plaza de la Constitucion and the LP-2 and the petrol station will be on the left hand side.
Driving around La Palma Airport
La Palma Airport is well connected to the region’s main road networks. The main roads are the LP-1, which runs round the northern half of the island, the LP-2 around the southern half and the LP-3, which joins the east of the island with the west. The LP-4 provides access to the Roque de Los Muchachos and the LP-5 leads to the resort of Los Cancajos.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from La Palma Airport.
La Palma’s largest town is a pretty thing with rambling cobbled streets and cute balconied houses. There is a little resort ideal for families and a whole bunch of charming pavement and courtyard cafes in which to while away an afternoon. Don’t pass up a traditional Spanish dessert, especially if you have a sweet tooth! Explore local churches, the two excellent museums and the beautiful lush landscapes, to learn more about this fascinating island. A decent handful of clubs and some wonderful lively bars provide plenty of chances for a cocktail at sunset.
Santa Cruz is just 15 minutes from La Palma Airport. Lake the LP205 then the LP5, 2 and 20 exiting onto Avenue el Puente and following signs for Santa Cruz.
This colonial town boasts Castilian mansion, cobbled streets and a very local feel. Beautiful cafe strewn plazas insist on relaxation and whiling away the hours with a coffee and cake. There are churches and manor houses to explore, some dating back to the 16th century while the lush green surrounding valley is a haven for walkers, hikers and cyclists keen to explore woodlands, banana groves, vineyards and coastal paths. Like a giant open-air museum and with a lively nightlife of bars and restaurants, Orotava is well worth a look.
Orotava is less than 40 minutes from La Palma Airport. Take the LP25 from the airport, then get on the LP5, 2 then 20. Exit for the LP1 and follow signs for Orotava.
The greenest of the Canarian islands La Palma is a volcanic island that craves to be explored. Incredible landscapes change from green valleys and pine forest to desert-scapes, vineyards, coastal paths and deep gorges. This island is a hikers dream with some fantastic walks to tackle, for all abilities. Stunning sunsets and vast starry skies can be seen across the island while the charming towns and villages dotted around its coasts provide archaeological wonders, lovely cafes, bars, restaurants and plenty of nightlife to enjoy. Known as La Isla Bonita, La Palma certainly earns its name, ‘the Pretty Island.
It takes an hour and 40 minutes to reach La Palma from the airport. Lake the LP205 then the LP2 to the LP3 and take Calle a Paso de Abajo to the centre.
There are lots of free car parks across the island. Some parking is charged but if that’s the case, it is usually very cheap, just a few cents per hour. Some hotels in La Palma also offer free parking.
Prices subject to change