Summer is in full swing during the month of July in La Palma. Although it is not the hottest month of the year, it is constantly warm throughout July. The average temperature this month is 23°C (73°F), while the average low is 20°C (68°F) and the average high is 25°C (77°F). The beginning of July brings warm, sunny days, with no chance of rain and an average daily temperature of 22°C (72°C). The middle and the end of the month see the same conditions, except that the average daily temperature rises to 23°C (73°F). There are two things you can count on in July that there will be lots of sun, and there will be no rain. The lowest ever recorded temperature in July in La Palma is 15°C (59°F) and the highest ever recorded temperature is 38°C (100°F).
After three consecutive months of the same total, the average daily sunshine in July increases to eight hours. This is tied with August for the highest amount throughout the year in La Palma. The average rainfall in July is just 10mm spread out over the course of just one day. This total is the same as in June, but the average days with rain drops to just a single day, meaning the likelihood of experiencing rain this month is very rare.
In addition to warmer outside weather, the average sea temperature also increases in July to 21°C (70°F). This is considered relatively warm water that should be enjoyed by most, even for extended periods. Going to the beach is very popular this month and the warm sea water is a big reason why.
The average humidity in July is 75%, which is on the higher-end. Humidity at this level can feel uncomfortable, especially when combined with a hot day, but can become unnoticeable with a sea breeze.
Sol la Palma is a large hotel with 308 rooms available to guests. Each room comes with a full bathroom, air-conditioning, and furnished balconies. Most rooms also have sea views. They have an on-site restaurant serving a buffet for breakfast and dinner, as well as an a la carte restaurant offering a variety of tapas for lunch. There are also two outdoor pools and three children's pools with a sun terrace with chairs for guests. One of the pools also has a bar that is open until midnight. The hotel also has its own tennis court and supermarket. They are about a 48 minute drive southwest of Santa Cruz.
Aparthotel Castillete is a three-star hotel offering apartment style rooms. They have 36 studios, thee one-bedroom options, and three double-rooms available to guests. The majority of their rooms have two beds, a living room with a sofa bed, a kitchen, and a balcony with views of the sea. There is an on-site cafeteria/bar that is open from 7 AM to 10 PM and it serves a buffet style breakfast, in addition to lighter options and sandwiches throughout the day. Their rooftop is home to a pool and a solarium. The hotel is conveniently located in Santa Cruz.
Faro de Fuencaliente Beach consists of black, volcanic, sand and has numerous amenities. There are places to rent sunbeds, umbrellas, and even hammocks, as well as showers and a changing area. There is also a promenade that is ideal for walking near the water and it contains several restaurants, many with terraces overlooking the sea. Bikes can be rented here as well for riding along the promenade. The beach is very clean as it is maintained regularly. There is also a famous lighthouse at one end of the beach. Faro de Fuencaliente Beach is about an hour drive south of Santa Cruz and is also serviced by the local bus.
Nueva Beach is a long, wide beach that changes depending on the season. In the winter it is mostly sandy, while in the summer months like July, it consists of mostly stones. This is due to the strong currents in the winter, making it ideal for surfing, that do not exist in the summer, making it ideal for swimming. The natural water here is said to be "rejuvenating." The beach itself is hidden between banana plantations and thus is usually quiet, even in the crowded summer months. Due to this beach being off the beaten path, there are not any amenities and you will have to go inland a bit to find a place to eat. El Quinto Pino is a restaurant about a 15 minute walk from the beach and has a variety of options, including local dishes, as well as freshly made pizzas. Nueva Beach is about a 55 minute drive southwest of Santa Cruz.
Restaurante Azul offers both local dishes, as well as some international ones. Their menu is constantly changing based on what's in season and what's available. However, they usually have starters like tuna tartar and soups/salads, as well as main dishes like steak, lamb, rabbit, and duck. The menu will also always have some time of seafood, like a catch of the day, and vegetarian options as well. They also have a wine list consisting of local La Palma wines and others from around Spain. The restaurant is only open on Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 PM until late. They are about a 90 minute drive northwest of Santa Cruz.
Restaurant Jardin de Los Naranjos serves a "European" menu, meaning there will be something on the menu for everyone. They offer a large variety of starters and salads, while their main dishes focus on meat and fish. There are also pasta dishes and vegetarian options and a selection of homemade desserts. They have a large wine list which is dominated by local wines, but there are also some bottles from other parts of Spain. The restaurant is open from 1 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 10 PM on Tuesday through Friday and from 12 PM to 11 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. They are closed Mondays and are about an 80 minute drive northwest of Santa Cruz.
A great way to enjoy the warm weather in July, while also taking in some of La Palma's beautiful nature, is by going on a mountain bike ride. Magic Bike offers several different options for rides and is able to cater their tours to your needs. Whether you are a beginner or an expert rider, or you want to ride through the forest, or by the sea, they have the appropriate course for you. They also have a shuttle service that is capable of taking their bikes anywhere on the island, should you have a particular journey in mind. Overnight tours are options as well and they offer stays at their guesthouse as part of certain trips. Prices vary depending on your course and the duration of the ride. Magic Bike is about a 38 minute drive west of Santa Cruz.
If you want to try surfing while staying in La Palma, check out Aventura en Canarias. They offer surfing lessons for beginners, experts, and everyone in between. Due to the location and the shape of the island, La Palma gets a variety of waves year-round, creating an array of environments for any type of surfer. They offer intensive, weekly classes for one, two, or three week periods, as well as monthly classes with between one and three classes a week over the course of one, two, or three months. If you prefer to just rent surfing equipment and not take classes that is an option as well. Aventura en Canarias can arrange hotel pickups and transfers no matter where you are on the island.