Shopping in La Palma's capital
It’s not what you might call a city in which to succumb to rampant consumerism, but Santa Cruz de La Palma, a coastal capital famous for its beautiful balconies and charming, if somewhat steep, pedestrian streets, has increased its range of shops and shopping centres. Located in the east of the island, the capital is inviting, lively and full of nice shops. Almond cakes, fine embroideries, cheeses, typical local jewellery and cigars are just some of the gifts you’ll find by browsing a while.
Jewellery, artwork and almond cakes on Calle Real
Constantly buzzing, the Calle Real – or O´Daly – boasts souvenir dwarves (the symbol of the famous local celebrations, the Fiestas Lustrales, in La Palma), traditional crafts, fashion, shoe shops and accessories. Ferreiro, an iconic jewellers, designs exclusive pieces; La Molina reveals the true essence of the island with its local rum, almond cakes and art exhibitions, whilst Sanlupe is known for its Panama hats. Between purchases stop and admire the Salazar Palace and the Plaza de España, enjoy some tapas at La Palma bar or have a coffee in el Bahía.More information