THE ISLAND OF BANANAS

Discovering an ecologic banana plantation

BANANAS, THE MOST WIDESPREAD CULTIVATION

Banana is the first source of economy of the island, along with tourism. Around 40% of the cultivated area in La Palma is dedicated to the cultivation of bananas. Cultivated products are mainly destined for the Spanish market, around 95%. The large land area it occupies, combined with its importance in economic terms, makes bananas a capital factor of social, economic and environmental importance for the island. For some years, more and more farmers have decided to switch to organic and sustainable crops, without the use of pesticides and respecting the surrounding environment, which is even more fragile given that it is an island.

VISIT AN ECOLOGICAL BANANA CULTIVATION

Our friend Fran could be an example for the island: after several years of hard work, he managed to transform a monoculture into a lush subtropical garden. An edible forest based on the laws of permaculture that is waiting to be visited and discovered.

A DIDACTIC TRAVEL ON BIODIVERSITY

A tour of 1 hour and 30 minutes through spectacular plants, delicious fruits, friendly animals and the presence of a passionate guide who will tell you all the secrets of this corner of paradise in La Palma.

EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY AT 10:30AM

Price per person € 20 (includes tasting of fruits of own production). Special prices for large groups, write to us!

"Traditional agriculture requires a lot of work, industrial agriculture requires a lot of energy and systems designed in permaculture require a lot of information."
David Holmgren
creador of Permaculture concept

ARE YOU READY TO LIVE YOUR EXPERIENCE IN LA PALMA?

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