The island of La Palma is a wonderful place to visit at any time throughout the year because of its constant, warm temperatures. The month of April is no different, as the average temperature in La Palma this month is 19°C (66°F). The average low temperature in April is 16°C (61°F) and the average high is 21°C (70°F), making La Palma a great travel destination if April is still cold in your part of the world. The beginning of the month brings mostly sunny skies, a slight chance of rain, and an average daily temperature of 18°C (64°F). The middle of April sees even more sunny days and less rain, while the average daily temperature rises to 19°C (66°F). The end of the month follows this same pattern, as rain is virtually nonexistent and is replaced by sunny days and an average daily temperature of 20°C (68°F). The lowest ever recorded temperature in La Palma in April is 10°C (50°F) and the highest ever recorded temperature is 37°C (98°F).
The average daily sunshine in April is seven hours. This is an increase of an average of six hours from the two months prior, as La Palma moves closer to the longer days of summer. The average rainfall this month is 30mm which is the same as in March. However, the rain occurs on an average of just four days throughout the month, which is a decrease from six days in March. If you do happen to experience rain during your trip, it will likely be short-lived and not enough to ruin your day.
The average sea temperature in April is 13°C (55°F), which remains the same it has been since January. This is considered water that is too cold to swim in, even for a quick dip. Despite increasingly hotter outside temperatures, the sea takes longer to warm up and maintains its cool condition.
The average humidity in April is 70% which is relatively high. However, it will not feel uncomfortable because of the mild temperatures this month and if you catch a breeze by the sea, the humidity will be unnoticeable.
Apartamentos Adjovimar offers guest apartment-style, one or two bedroom options. Each room comes with a bathroom, a balcony or terrace, Internet access, and a living room/kitchen combination, and the kitchen is fully-equipped. Some rooms have sea views. The complex also has a heated outdoor pool that is filled with saltwater and a mini-fitness centre. There is a cafeteria and a mini-market on-site with a variety of food and drink options. They also offer massages and body treatments on-site. Apartamentos Adjovimar is about a 40 minute drive west of Santa Cruz.
The Oasis San Antonio is located just 300 metres from the beach in Los Cancajos and was opened in 2002. They have 68 apartment-style rooms for guests to choose from and all rooms come with a bedroom, a living room with a sofa bed, a kitchen, a bathroom, and either a balcony or terrace. The apartment complex has two pools (one for children), a mini-golf course, a garden to relax in, and a snack bar. The Oasis San Antonio is close to Santa Cruz, just about a 10 minute drive south.
Charco Verde Beach is very close to Puerto Naos Beach, as it is just a few kilometres south. The beach consists of black sand that leads to crystal clear water and has small, rock formations on either side, somewhat enclosing the beach. It is a good beach for swimming and it is also a popular location for fishing. A short, 10 minute drive into the town of Las Llanos de Aridane is Bodegas Tamanca, offering a variety of fresh seafood and meats, as well as plenty of wines since they have their own wine cave. Charco Verde Beach is about a 50 minute drive west of Santa Cruz.
Playa Tazacorte is another of La Palma's artificially created beaches. It is made up of black, volcanic sand and its clear, calm waters are perfect for swimming. Visiting this beach in April is a good time to go, since it can get very crowded during the summer months. There is a promenade just off of the beach, which is perfect for strolling along the water. Along the promenade are a variety of restaurants and bars in case you need some sustenance, or if you just want to enjoy a drink and take in the ocean view. There is parking available for those who choose to drive here and the local bus services this beach as well. Playa Tazacorte is about a 45 minute drive west of Santa Cruz.
If you are a pizza lover, you must check out Pizzeria Evangelina. This unassuming, yellow building restaurant offers 20 different kinds of pizza, all cooked fresh in a wood-fire oven. In addition to their pizzas, they also serve a variety of starters and salads, pastas (including lasagna), and desserts. They also have a full bar available. Pizzeria Evangelina is open from 7 PM to 11 PM Monday through Friday and is also open for lunch on Sundays, from 1 PM to 4 PM. They are located about a 40 minute drive southwest of Santa Cruz.
Habana Café has a little bit of everything as they are a mix of a café and a coffee bar. You can head there for breakfast since they offer pastries, coffees, and teas, but lunch and dinner there are options as well. They serve a tapas menu with dishes like gambas with garlic, croquetas de jamón, and risottos. They also serve beer and have a few options for dessert like cakes. This café charges affordable prices and has friendly service in addition to their lovely terrace. They are located in Santa Cruz.
A great way to experience a unique view of La Palma, as well as the other Canary Islands, is by taking a sailing trip and La Palma Sailing offers a variety of choices. Their options include anything from a five hour day trip, up to a three week trip around the Canaries. The trips can be tailored so that guests can partake in other activities as well, such as scuba diving and hiking. Each boat will have at least one "skipper" and are equipped with several safety and security devices, including life vests for each person on board. The boats typically leave out of the harbour in Tazacorte, which is about a 45 minute drive from Santa Cruz, but other locations are available as well depending on where you are staying.
The Santuario de la Virgen de las Nieves is an old church that was built in the 17th century and has been meticulously maintained. The church was built on elevated ground and because of this, there are incredible views of both the coast and nearby Santa Cruz. Do not be fooled by the plain exterior of the church, as the interior is elaborately decorated and contains a sculpture of the Virgin Mary, dating back to the 14th century. This statue is considered the oldest religious one located on the Canary Islands. The church can be reached by foot, car, or bus and is about an 11 minute drive from Santa Cruz.