Go bananas when you visit Santa Cruz de la Palma, Spain, on a Mediterranean cruise with MSC Cruises
Live the Mediterranean dream with MSC Cruises on a cruise bound for Spain’s La Isla Bonita and the port of Santa Cruz de la Palma.
Banana plantations are not the only things you’ll find in abundance when you holiday on the volcanic island of La Palma, since scenic coastal views, green valleys, beaches, wooded areas and water sports facilities are equally plentiful.
Offering the sort of variety that makes for great vacations, the island’s arid southern landscape gives way to the green north via the central Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente, a fascinating dreamland that begs to be explored on foot. Rising to 2,400 m, the caldera is surrounded by the historical laurisilva cloud forest.
And due to the clement weather with which La Palma is blessed, it matters not when you schedule your Mediterranean cruise vacation with MSC Cruises. The sunshine is only rarely broken by an errant cloud and daytime temperatures remain mild year-round, especially when seasonal chills prevail elsewhere.
Lying sheltered on the island’s eastern shores with a charming colonial feel, the capital Santa Cruz de la Palma boasts an easily walkable historical centre that faces the ocean and dates back to 1493. Notable spots include La Palma’s first church after Spain’s conquest, the 16th-century Iglesia de la Encarnación, and just out of town the Santuario de la Virgen de las Nieves, an ornately decorated 17th-century church that affords great views of the town and coastline.
A holiday of many highlights can be yours on a Mediterranean cruise with MSC Cruises to Spain’s port of Santa Cruz de la Palma. Place the call and book your passage. It’ll be among the best deals of your day.
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