Introducing Villa de Mazo
A quiet village 13km south of Santa Cruz, Mazo is surrounded by green, dormant volcanoes. The town is known for the cigars and handicrafts made here and for being a highlight of La Palma’s winery route (www.infoisla.org/rutadelvino).
As soon as you enter town, make a left to head down to Museo Casa Roja (
Beyond the museum is Escuela Insular de Artesanía (
You can also buy artisan goods at the weekend market (Via de Enlace Doctor Amilcar Morera Bravo;
Down the hill from the school is the imposing Templo de San Blas, Mazo’s 16th-century church, which sits on a small plaza overlooking the ocean. Inside, the church boasts a baroque altarpiece and several interesting pieces of baroque art.
Continue 800m down the hill (take the car unless you want to trudge back uphill) to reach Cerámica el Molino (