South of Belmaco, the LP-132 highway joins with the larger LP-1 and leads to Fuencaliente (Hot Fountain). The area gets its name from hot springs that were once believed to treat leprosy, but were buried by a fiery volcano in the 17th century. The original spring should be restored and opened to the public soon. Don’t think that the volcanoes have calmed down; the last eruption was in 1971, when Volcán Teneguía’s lava flow added a few hectares to the island’s size.
You’ll drive through a lovely pine forest before reaching Los Canarios de Fuencaliente, the urban centre of Fuencaliente.