La Palma is known as the archipelago’s “Beautiful Island”. The marina La Palma is based
in the capita, about 5 km north of the airport and just a short walk from the historical centre and shops. This is great base for exploring the western Canary Islands.
- This is not easy to sail area. The capes to La Palma should not be underestimated , expect strong winds and big waves. In 2014/2015 on the south of the island two yachts lost the mast and in the north a yacht ran aground. Reef, even if the forecast is 5 knots as you surely get 30 knots gusts! Keep a good distance from the coast!
- although a new anti-swell door has been installed in the harbour, it is advisable to use heavy dock lines, with chafe guards and plenty of fenders,
- beware of the rocks on the south and south west side of the port,
- give way to commercial and fishing vessels.
on approaching the island (2 nm) call the La Palma Traffic Control on VHF ch 06 to obtain permission to enter the harbour. They must also be contacted prior to departure. Once you are closer call the marina office on VHF ch 09 for advise. Go to the reception pontoon and check in at the marina office (ship papers, a crew list and the passports). The paperwork from the marina then needs to be taken to the Policia Nacional in the Maritime Passenger Station (located inside the port terminal building on the pier where cruise and ferry passengers embark). The Immigration office is also there (if you are not a citizen of an EU country, you will be sent here to pass through border control).
If you are clearing out of the Canaries, it is advisable to ask first at the marina office when Customs/Immigration are open. Everyone on the boat must be present when checking out. It is permitted to stop at La Gomera or El Hierro after clearance.
berths; max LOA: 20 m; max draught: 8 m.
Tel: (+34) 922 410 289; Fax: (+34) 922 415 973; VHF Ch. 09-16 (08:00 – 03:00)
water and electricity, showers (card issued at the check-in); bars, restaurants and a small supermarket in the harbour; free Wi-Fi, and a small supermarket in the marina.