The Fast Ferry Benchijigua Express, the largest and most modern in the world, offers you the chance to visit one of the most charming of the Canary Islands, the island of La Palma. Commonly know as "The Pretty Island", it is without a doubt the greenest of the Archipelago and has maintained its traditions, customs and personality almost intact. Some of the most breath-taking views in the island can be found in the mountainous area known as "La Caldera de Taburiente" and are a result of the impressive height reached over such a limited surface area. This marvel of nature, home to the one of the most important observatories in the planet, was declared a National Park in 1954, and its outstanding scientific value and rugged landscapes attract visitors from all parts of the world year after year.
Los Tilos, declared Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO in 1983 is one of the most important examples of laurisilva forests in the Canaries. This type of forest, previously widespread in Europe, is considered a centre of plant diversity and contains numerous rare and endemic species, amongst them lime trees, viñatigo trees, Willard's acacias, laurels, aceviños, barbusanos, fir trees, and a variety of ferns and heathers.
Since the introduction of the ship Benchijigua Express, in 2005, at the head of international maritime technology, the island of La Palma has never been so easy to reach by sea.
Your journey to the island can begin and end in the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife thanks to the free Ferry Bus service offered by Fred. Olsen Express.