La Palma is widely regarded as the most beautiful of the Canary Islands. It's the most unspoilt by tourism and ideal for rest, peace and quiet, walking and hiking. It also enjoys a stable climate; warm in the winter and not too hot in the summer.
The indigenous inhabitants of the Canaries were known as 'Guanches'. They were Berbers from the mountains of Northwest Africa. Nobody is really 100% sure how they ended up on the islands because at the time of arrival they apparently wouldn't have had any knowledge of seafaring techniques.
In general, people have a relaxed attitude to life on La Palma. They are usually patient and don't mind waiting or standing in queues. Shows of impatience by foreigners are not appreciated.
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