La Palma is an island and is often confused with Las Palmas, which is the capital of Gran Canaria. It’s the most north westerly on the islands and is the fifth largest and the capital is Santa Cruz de la Palma. It rises spectacularly out of the ocean, and it’s peak, Roque de los Muchachos is second only to mighty Teide on Tenerife, at 2426 metres. The island is famous for star gazing, as it has such low light and…