W  17,908629     N 28,5844745

East of the beach promenade on the soccer field. Attention, thermals possible.
With S Wind on the parking lot far away of obstacles. Approach on left!

Charco Verde : W 17,899024    N 28,572583
(Landing in the little bay)
El Remo: W 17,888568    N 28,5521906
(Attention telephone cable at Rest. 7-Islas)

Landing on the beach of Puerto Naos is not allowed. If landing on the official sites is not save (turbulences, many pilots, emergency), it might be better to risk a forfeit for a secure landing.
Landing on the beach promenade is prohibited. Please do  not walk with open gliders on the promenade.
You should pack your glider on the beach side of the promenade, leaving enough room for pedestrians (4mt at least).

W  17,902177     N 28,586762
240 m. W-SW.  Turbulences with S and Nord wind. Parking above take off.  Driving down to the take-off is not allowed.
This is a private take off. It is monitored by video. You are only allowed to enter the property with a valid licence card from Palmaclub. Ask before flying in the office of Palmaclub in Puerto Naos for a licence card!

 W  17,869102     N 28,580566
Privat  cars must be parked at the end of the road. Walk ~ 30 mins from here.
800/900 m. SW-NW Alternative landing site in Charco Verde.

W  17,883048     N 28,582477
650 m.  SW. W. Rarely used and might be overgrown.

W  17,848952     N 28,6165694
1300 m.  W-NW.  Alternative landing  site in the soccer field of San Nicolas.  Before starting assure good wind conditions in Puerto Naos.

W  17,925362     N 28,691611
1100 m.  NW.  Turbulence with south and eastern winds. Landing site at the beach of Tazacorte. Attention, strong winds may blow out of the caldera.

W  17,933593     N 28,7524074
1600 m. WNW. Landing  aside the Helicopter landing (W -17,994432; N 28,7799857). Flight must be authorized by the mayor. Attention: minimum glide ratio of 7+ without wind.

W  17,793707     N 28,8385596
Temporary closed. 250 m. N-NO. Landing „Fajana de Barlovento“  10m, (W -17,788627 N 28,8430799). Attention, changing winds. Minimum  glide ratio of 1:3 without wind.

W  17,834105    N 28,7512347 
2.140 m. N – NE. Attention: forming of lower clouds is already in the early morning possible. Wind direction and intensity may change below the inversion. Take off with low inclination. Landing  site  Puerto Espindola 10 m, (W -17.763525 N 28.811293). Glide ratio 1:5 without wind.

W 17.743856     N 28.745871
430 m. N, NE, E. only top-landing possible. The former communicated landing site is not available until further notice.

Local customs and times

In La Palma, as in the rest of Spain, the Metric Decimal System is used. Therefore, the units used on the island are as follows:

  • Weight: Grams and kilograms
  • Length: Millimetres, centimetres, metres and kilometres
  • Speed: Kilometers per hour
  • Temperature: Degrees Celsius

The currency is the Euro as in the rest of Europe.

Electrical appliances operate at 220 volts AC. 50 HZ. The plugs follow the European continental standard (two round pins).

There is an extensive network of tourist offices in most towns and resorts. See list

  • Shops are open daily from 9 am to 8 pm and usually close at noon except in the case of larger establishments. In the tourist areas (mainly Puerto Naos and Los Cancajos) the shops and supermarkets are open even on Sundays and holidays.
  • Pharmacies are usually open from 8:00 to 13:30 and from 16:30 to 20:00. There is a rotating guard schedule, posted in the establishment itself and in the press, for evening and weekend services.
  • Gas stations are usually open between 7 a. m. and 10 p. m. , although some stations (in the municipalities of El Paso and Breña Alta) offer 24-hour service.
  • The Post Offices of each municipality are open from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Some, such as those of Santa Cruz de La Palma, are also open on Saturdays until 1 pm.

In the Canary Islands the time zone of the Greenwich meridian is applied, increased by one hour during the summer, so it always has a time difference of one hour less than the one in force in the Peninsula and Balearic Islands.

Security and Emergencies

To guarantee your safety, always hire the services of an official guide or company. They will advise and guide you in your activities, and if there is an accident they have the necessary insurance to attend to any emergency.

La Palma is a safe and familiar destination. The island is not a mass tourism destination, so you should only take the usual precautions as in any western country. There are no dangerous animals in the forests or diseases you should be vaccinated against. In the case of hiking or other outdoor activities, please always observe the usual recommendations:

  • Assess your fitness before you start an activity.
  • Do not perform activities alone and always carry a mobile phone with you.
  • Let someone know the activity to be done and the time of return.
  • Equip with specific equipment or request it from the company.
  • Always check your accommodation for any adverse weather warnings. In case of official alerts, the infrastructure is automatically closed (network of trails, recreational areas, tracks and mountain roads, etc. ).
  • Never leave the marked trails or the planned route.
  • At the summits (+2,000 meters) the wind chill drops sharply with the wind, so it is essential to wear warm clothing (polar lining or similar) and a windbreaker anorak even if the day is sunny. The same happens in case of heat, wear sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.

During the activities you will always be accompanied by your guide, but if a problem arises when you are alone you can call the telephone number 112 (free and valid for the whole Spanish territory). We also recommend that you install the FRESS App that allows data to be sent and optimizes your location.


La Palma enjoys an enviable climate, with temperatures of around 20ºC for most of the year. A light coat should be sufficient for most occasions (and will often be completely unnecessary in summer). However, you should keep in mind that the temperature on the island’s summits, which often exceed 2,000 metres, is always considerably lower than that recorded at sea level. If you intend to go hiking or do other outdoor activities, it is also recommended that you do so with the appropriate equipment (waterproof clothing, mountain boots, etc.).