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Top Choice Museum in El Paso

Museo de la Seda

Learn the secrets of the caterpillars that spin dresses fit for a marriage. The silk produced here is made according to traditions that have barely changed since the industry arrived on the island in the 16th centur…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Los Llanos de Aridane

La Vitamina

This is something refreshingly different to the run-of-the-mill meat and fish restaurants that are the standard when dining out in the Canaries. It’s laid-back, slightly bohemian and has a range of largely vegetaria…
Plaza in Los Llanos de Aridane

Plaza España

Busy Plaza España is the heart of the historic town. Majestic Indian laurel trees provide a much-welcome leafy canopy on even the sunniest days, making this the perfect spot to picnic, people-watch or relax in a caf…
Beach in Puerto Naos

Playa Puerto Naos

The black-sand beach at Puerto Naos is the longest on the island, measuring around 1km. Backed by towering palm trees, the facilities are excellent and include showers, changing rooms and toilets, plus sunbeds and u…
Tapas in Los Llanos de Aridane

Tasco El Patio

Look for this burnt sienna–washed building on the corner of Calle Real and Calle Rosario and head for the pretty interior patio with its tiled tables and leafy plants. The tapas include international dishes, like tu…
Tapas in El Paso

Tapas Trekking

Location, location, location. Situated in the shadow of the evocative 18th-century ermita (chapel), this place keeps it simple with a menu of tapas and tablas (platters) to share ranging from homemade croquetas to l…
Seafood in Puerto Naos

Orinoco

It’s not the kind of place that charms by looks alone, but this homey spot up a sidestreet from the main promenade is the locals’ favourite for fresh fish and traditional palmero desserts like bienmesabe and quesill…
Seafood in Puerto Naos

Restaurante Playa Chica

Overlooking the delightful small cove, Playa Chica, this smart seafood restaurant with its jaunty blue decor enjoys one of the best locations in town. Dishes are well executed – even the salads, something of a rarit…
Church in El Paso

Ermita de la Virgen de la Concepción de la Bonanza

A restored 18th-century, curiously painted little chapel. Renovations mercifully left intact the splendid Mudéjar ceiling above the altar.
Church in Los Llanos de Aridane

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios

The gleaming white Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, built in the Canarian colonial style, is located on Plaza España.