How to travel to Casa Rosabel  


Casa Rosabel lies north of Los Llanos de Aridane, the second town on La Palma. On this map I have marked the position of the house. If you have Google Earth   installed on your computer you can see Casa Rosabel here. When you have a confirmed reservation I will send you a detailed description on how to find the house.

The best way to visit La Palma is to rent a car. You can reserve one online and they will bring it to the port or the airport for you. It is not necessary though, there is a bus on the main road, 700 meters from Casa Rosabel, that runs once an hour. We might also be able to arrange for picking you up at the airport or the port.

There are many companies renting cars on la Palma and they seem to be about equal in quality. Here are some addresses, a search on Google will turn up more.
http://www.la-palma.de/islaverde
http://www.hermosilla-car.de
http://www.mas-rentacar.com
http://www.la-palma24.com



The flight to La Palma:

Check that you do get tickets to Santa Cruz de La Palma (SPC), and not to Las Palmas on Gran Canaria. - it has happened There are regular flights from Madrid direct to La Palma or via Tenerife. If you come by car you have to take the boat from Cadiz and change ship on Tenerife. The easiest and cheapest way to fly to La Palma is a charter flight. Some places where you can book on-line are:

http://www.whichbudget.com
http://www.avro.co.uk
http://www.thomsonflights.com
http://www.firstchoice.co.uk
http://www.flymonarch.com
http://www.britishairways.com
http://www.thomascook-airlines.de

A tip: Your local travel agency can often find cheap flights for you. It is not sure that Internet booking is cheaper. You can also book your car there, it is often cheaper than booking direct via Internet

One place to book your flight from Holland is:
www.transavia.com
Iberia has daily flights to La Palma from Madrid.
www.iberia.com

If you cannot find a direct flight to La Palma you can take one to Tenerife or Gran Canaria and then continue with a local flight or by boat. Note that especially from Tenerife the flights can be full, do order the tickets as early as possible. Information can be found at
http://www.bintercanarias.com
http://www.islasairways.com
Fred Olsen ferry
Armas boats
Trasmediterranea ferry

Tenerife:

There are many flights to La Palma (SPC) each day, prices vary with time of day and type of ticket. Note that Tenerife has two airports. Reina Sofia, (Aeropuerto Sur), the south one, is where the charter flights normally land. Los Rodeos, (Aeropuerto Norte), the north one, is the one from where the local flights leave. A taxi between the airports takes about 40 minutes and costs about 75 Euros (Aug 10). You can also go by bus
bus (timetable)   On this form # means, that this bus does not run Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.  * means that the bus leaves 10 miutes early on
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

Most nights the Fred Olsen ferry leaves Los Christianos, 20 minutes with a taxi from Reina Sofia airport,  at 19.30. The trip to La Palma takes two and a half hours.

Gran Canaria:

This island has only one airport and there are some 5 flights a day to La Palma. Do check that there is a return flight in the morning, early enough for your return journey.