What's the weather like in La Palma in September
The hot temperatures that La Palma saw in August do not get any cooler during the month of September. These two months share the same average temperature, which is 24°C (75°F), and the hottest that La Palma sees for the year. The average low in September is 21°C (70°C) and the average high is 26°C (79°F). September as a whole has very similar to August and the other summer months as well. The beginning of September is filled with sunny, warm days, with no chance of rain and an average daily temperature of 24°C (75°F). The middle of the month has these same characteristics, while the only difference at the end of September is that is cools off slightly to an average daily temperature of 23°C (73°F). The entire month of September can largely be described as being sunny and hot. The lowest ever recorded temperature in La Palma in September is 16°C (61°F) and the highest ever recorded temperature is 37°C (98°F).
September (and the rest of the summer months in La Palma) is a very dry month. The average rainfall in September is just 10mm, occurring over the span of only three days. Don't expect to see rain, as there is just a 5% chance of it happening throughout the month.
The average daily sunshine in September is seven hours. Although this is one less hour than in August, seven hours is the second highest total La Palma sees for the year, and plenty of time for sunbathing or enjoying other outdoor activities.
The average humidity in September is 75%, which is relatively high. On its own it is likely not high enough to cause discomfort, but with hot days occurring regularly this month, the humidity can become unpleasant.
Going to the beach is a favorite activity among those in La Palma in September, and that is helped by the warm ocean water. The average sea temperature this month is 21°C (70°F), which is fairly warm water and comfortable for anyone to swim in.
La Palma Hotels in September
The recently redesigned Hotel Benahoare is a modern place to stay in the center of the biggest town in La Palma, Los Llanos. There is a breakfast bar, bar-cafe, personalized service avaliable and it's in close proximity of beaches, hiking destinations, mountain bike trails and many attractions. Shopping and restaurants are at your fingertips. Making the hotel extra special is the rooftop terrace with panoramic views, a swimming pool, free wifi access and satellite TV.
There are 18 double rooms in the hotel, you can choose a room overlooking the mountains or just select something comfortable and cheaper. Guestrooms all include, air con, satellite TV, internet connection/wifi, wakeup service and a hairdryer. Breakfast can be delivered to your bedroom or can be eaten in the sunshine at the hotel Cafe Idafe.
La Palma & Teneguia Princess is an amazing hotel swimming complex with 11 pools. It has its own sandy beach and a nudist pool for brave visitors. The hotel is located on top of a cliff surrounded by banana plantations with a gorgeous view of the Atlantic ocean. If this isn't enough to please you, the hotel SPA Aqua Princess has thermal baths, saunas and multi-sensory showers. Go all inclusive to have generic alcoholic drinks included in your stay. Find your drinks at either of the two buffet restaurants, the piano bar, any of the three A-La-Carte restaurants or the disco bar. There are a total of 625 rooms in the hotel with the option for a hot tub, terrace or balcony.
La Palma Beach for September
El Remo Beach is encompassed by cliffs on either side, creating an enclaved area. The beach itself is made up of pebbles and black sand, it's about 150 metres long and 10 metres wide. Generally, it's not very crowded since the beach is surrounded by banana tree plantations. Certain areas of the sea can produce large waves which are not good for swimming but there are small coves with calmer water for those who want to swim. Fishing is popular here as well. On the southern end of the beach there is a restaurant with outside seating looking out to the sea and serving fresh seafood. El Remo Beach is about a 40 minute drive west of Santa Cruz.
Puerto Trigo Beach is a small beach that is just 50 metres long by about seven metres wide. It's isolated and usually quiet, come here if you want to avoid crowded beaches during the summer months. The beach consists of black sand and it's hidden by fields of banana trees. There are moderate waves here but it's still good for swimming. Besides showers, there are no facilities here and it's in a secluded area. Your best bet for restaurants is to drive to Santa Cruz, which is about 15 minutes away.
The secluded Playa de Echentive (Echentive Beach) in south La Palma is surrounded by natural pools that are amazing to relax and swim in when the sea is too rough. The beach is part of the Volcanoes of Teneguia Natural Monument, the volcano recently spewed out lots of glowing magma and is now a touristic attraction. There are lots of trails around the beach to discover and explore. If you're looking for a non-tourist beach this one could be perfect for you as it isn't well known.
Nogales Beach is one of the most popular beaches in La Palma, situated in the town Puntallana. Visit for walking trails, mountain and green landscape views, swimming in the sea and to see nature in its purest form. The green landscape, blue ocean and black sands create a powerfully beautiful contrast.
Bars and Restaurants
La Luna is an eclectic restaurant that serves a variety of local Canarian cuisine, as well as Spanish tapas. Starters like Carpaccio of papaya and a plate of Serrano ham and local cheeses are available, as well as main courses like couscous with chicken, lasagna, or a local stew with pork, or tapas if you prefer something lighter. They also have dishes suitable for those with dietary restrictions, like vegetarians or those who are gluten-free. Desserts like tiramisu and chocolate mousse are options as well. La Luna is about a 38 minute drive west of Santa Cruz.
La Placeta restaurant in Santa Cruz is popular with both tourists and locals. Eat the delicious cake and try the refreshing coffee here. They serve banana milkshakes and fruity papaya juice too. The traditional house style restaurant has pretty wooden, flower filled balconies and their menu presents a selection of seafood, vegetarian dishes and soups. To taste something local go for the typical La Palma dish, rabbit in almond sauce with canay boiled potatoes.
Things to do in La Palma in September
If you are looking for some adventure, consider going on a buggy tour. RH Buggy offers buggy rentals for driving over rough, mountain terrain, through encompassing vegetation of forests and across volcanic rocks. Certain routes take drivers higher than 1,280 metres above sea level, which can at times be above the clouds. There are three different routes available and RH Buggy is able to tailor the journey to your needs. Some rides are only two hours long, while others can take six hours. The rides are guided and each buggy is capable of seating two people. A driver's license is required and the minimum age for a passenger is seven. RH Buggy is about a 15 minute drive south of Santa Cruz.
La Palma is known for its incredible sea life and a great way to experience some of it firsthand is by taking a dolphin and whale watching tour. Throughout the year it's possible to spot a variety of species of both dolphins and whales, as well as sharks, turtles and flying fish. These safaris are about four to four and a half hours long and sea life can be observed from looking out to the ocean or on a glass bottom boat. If the riders want to take a swim, the crew can stop the boat for a quick dive. A meal of fresh fish is also served during the ride. The safaris take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday departing at 11 AM. Tickets are 45 for adults and 25 for children. The boat departs from the Puerto de Tazacorte, which is about a 50 minute drive west of Santa Cruz.