Opened in 2004, the La Palma Princess Hotel and Teneguía Princess are part of an impressive 4 star complex situated in Fuencaliente, close to the southern tip of La Palma and the two volcanoes, San Antonio and Teneguía.
The resort itself is set in beautiful tropical gardens on an ocean-front location surrounded by banana plantations, volcanoes and black sand coves but not much else. There is no access to the beach itself but the complex has 11 good pools to choose from of ranging depths and plentiful sunbeds to relax in.
There are a number of varied restaurants and bars on site, all offering a good choice of food and drink including some with stunning views and relaxed environments.
Situated in a tourist-free area of La Palma, the closest village is Las Indias with the small town of Fuencaliente just a little further up the hill. Both centres are accessible by car or the regular bus service but are practically impossible to walk to as you have to follow the road up a very steep, winding hill. There are supermarkets at both Las Indias and Fuencaliente where you can buy beers, snacks and supplies etc plus a few bars if you want a change of scenery.
Just outside the hotel is a circular footpath, ideal for walking, running or jogging and provides a means to get out and about and enjoy the spectacular sea views without going too far.
From the hotel, the level road to the right leads along banana plantations to the Fuencaliente lighthouse, incorporating a cove, black sand beach and volcanic area. The walk to the lighthouse takes approximately 1½ hours with a bus service available at certain times if you only want to walk one way or catch the bus there and back (but do check the times).
The road to the left leads to La Zomora beach (approx 15 minute walk) where there is a simple bar / cafe located on the ocean front and an enclosed cove for swimming and sun-bathing although the path down is somewhat steep. The cafe is very basic but offers good views and a relaxing place to sit, eat and drink. You can continue walking along this road past banana plantations and volcanic areas until it ends abruptly (due to erosion?) and you will need to return the same way.
Honest Reviews from Outdoor Views
Find out what we saw, what we experienced and what we honestly thought about our stay in 2008.
Visitor Reviews Submitted
Below are some comments we have received from people who came across our website and wanted to share their views. We very much welcome your reviews and experiences at La Palma Princess too:
“We’ve just returned from a weeks holiday at La Palma Princess Hotel and prior to departure found your website invaluable. We downloaded the mini guides to the towns and villages, the short (!!) walks and they were a great help when we hired a car for a few days and toured the island. Like you we enjoyed our time at the hotel and found the island a wonderful place. Many thanks, keep up the good work.”
Neil and Barbara – April 2010
“Just returned from our sunny week in La Palma, really enjoyed the island and the Palma Princess did the trick. The advice from your web site proved very accurate. There are always pros and cons to all locations and it would have been nice to have been able to walk to a village, so you do feel a bit isolated and the twisty roads are not to everyone’s taste. We hired a car for 3 days and had a good look at the main attractions. It was our intention to walk more but the Baranco we chose going into the Caldera became more of an assault course over large boulders. A lot of good walks to do but quite a few were described as strenuous and with the heat it did not take much to put us off. On arrival we ignored your advice to let the hotel take the luggage and we trundled around until we were pointed in the right direction. I think their signs and directions could be improved. You did warn us! Large eating area has a canteen feel, although you can go out the balcony for a change of scene. Something about having so much choice at the buffet, leaves you after a few days feeling that you need a change of scene. The all inclusive worked well, the all inc. cocktails were lacking in alcohol content but G & Ts etc had a generous serving of alcohol. Coffee from the machines was not good and the decent stuff had to be purchased. Spacious accommodation and good linen/pillows – should probably have spent more and gone for the sea view. Heated pool was up to 25 degrees (felt cooler) and there were lots of activities and you were spot on about the evening entertainment. The professional entertainment was mostly of a good standard but the hotel staff entertainment although they were very enthusiastic did appear to be inconsistent and maybe would benefit from some more practice/training!”
John & Jacky – January 2013