La Palma, is a volcanic ocean island in Spain. It is one of the seven major (there are also two minor) Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off of the west coast of Africa. The name 'Isla de La Palma' means 'The Island of Palms,' or 'Palm Island. 'La Palma has an area of 706 km making it the fifth largest of the seven main Canary Islands. The total population is about 85,000. La Palma, like the other islands of the Canary Island archipelago, is a volcanic ocean island. The volcano rises almost 7 km above the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. Proportional to its size, it is alleged to be the steepest island in the world.
La Palma, is an exciting place to visit it has a wonderful climate and lots of tourist attractions. Visit the water tunnels. The most famous structures of La Palma are the minas galerias (water tunnels) which carry the water from sources in the mountains to cities, villages and farms (mainly banana plantations).