I'm originally from the UK, and my wife and I are considering moving to La Palma. Does anyone have any information on the island, please? I'd be grateful for any input.
What can we expect to pay to rent a small, two-bedroom house, preferably in a quiet, natural location? Are there any recommended/non-recommended estate agents? While we look for a place, are there any serviced apartments or similar that we could use as a base? The only website I've found for rental properties is here: http://www.iklp.de/LMObjekte/LMOBild_e.htm. However, there's not too much on there and most of the listings aren't live.
I'm keen to improve my Spanish before we leave. However, I understand that Canarians speak a very specific strain of the language. Would it be best to learn Latin American or Iberian Spanish? Will it matter?
Are there any boxing, archery or kayaking clubs on the island? The internet hasn't been very helpful.
I know there's a big east/west split, but all the weather statistics I can find are based on the airport or Santa Cruz. Is it possible to get stats for the west of the island? In particular, I'd love to know the number of hours of sunshine for locations in the west. Also, how is the humidity on La Palma? I've heard it can be high, and after years in Hong Kong, that's a concern!
Many thanks for all your help!