Top ChoiceVillage in Northern La Palma

Santo Domingo

Wind your way down the lovely, sinuous LP-112 to the settlement of Santo Domingo and then turn left in the village and follow the signs to the Puerto de Santo Domingo. At the end of the road is a small car park...

Top ChoiceSaltwater Pool in San Andrés

Charco Azul

Creatively designed Charco Azul is a blending of moulded concrete with natural volcanic rocks. The effect is stunning, especially when the waves are whipping up: a series of natural-looking saltwater pools with...

Archaeological Site in Northern La Palma

Parque Arqueológico de El Tendal

With a new and very informative exhibition centre with touchscreen displays, this museum and cave complex at the side of the LP-1 road to Los Sauces was still opening up when we visited. The centre faces a series...

Archaeological Site in Northern La Palma

Parque Cultural La Zarza

Two Benahoare petroglyphs are the main attraction at the Parque Cultural La Zarza. The geometric-shaped etchings lie along a 1.5km circuit within the park itself. Back at the visitor centre, you can watch an...

Church in San Andrés

Iglesia de San Andrés

Sitting at the quiet heart of San Andrés, this church has its origins in 1515 and was one of the first churches the Spanish conquerors built on the island, though most of what you see today was built in the 17th...

Saltwater Pool in Barlovento

Piscinas de la Fajana

At these calm – and calming – saltwater pools, frothy sea waves pound just beyond the concrete barriers. About 5km east of Barlovento, on the LP-1 highway, you’ll turn off towards thisbeautiful coastal spot,...

Viewpoint in Northern La Palma

Mirador Barranco de Garome

This mirador, on the LP-1 as it winds down towards Tijarafe on the west flank of the island, opens onto spectacular views along the Garome barranco (valley), stretching off into the distance.