Canary Islands Tourist Information and Travel Guide
Santa Cruz is the largest city on the Canary Island of La Palma. It is located on the east coast of the island and has a population of less than 20,000.
Santa Cruz a wonderful community to explore on foot because of its small size, topography and colorful architecture.
The Castillo de Santa Catalina, a small castle equipted with cannons, is perched on a hillside overlooking the city and Atlantic Ocean.
Unlike much of the island, Santa Cruz enjoys a semi-arid climate characterized by warm, dry summers and somewhat wet winters.
The official name of the city is Santa Cruz de La Palma. It should not be confused with Santa Cruz de Tenerife which is a different city on a different island.