Attractions

Top Choice Church in Santa Cruz de la Palma

Santuario de la Virgen de las Nieves

For great views over Santa Cruz, take the relatively easy 2km hike north of town to La Palma’s main object of pilgrimage, the 17th-century Santuario de la Virgen de las Nieves with its fabulously ornate interior. Th…
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 Church in Santa Cruz de la Palma

Iglesia del Salvador

Though the church’s exterior seems more fortress than house of worship, the interior is fabulous so be sure to step inside. It boasts a glittering baroque pulpit dating back to 1750 and a stunning ornate and coloure…
Top Choice Museum in Villa de Mazo

Museo Casa Roja

As soon as you enter town, follow the signs to this lovely ochre-red mansion (built in 1911) with exhibits on embroidery and Corpus Christi – a festival Villa de Mazo celebrates with particular gusto: streets are de…
Top Choice Museum in Santa Cruz de la Palma

Museo Insular

This is an excellent museum housed in a former 16th-century monastery. The diverse exhibits range from Guanche skulls to cupboards of sad stuffed birds, pickled reptiles, and an impressive shell and coral collection…
Top Choice Volcano in Fuencaliente

Volcanoes

Creating a stark, at times lunar-like, landscape, the volcanoes in this area are the newest in the archipelago and are the main draw of Fuencaliente. The beauty of their low, ruddy cones belies the violence with whi…
Archaeological Site in The South

Parque Ecológico de Belmaco

The first ancient petroglyphs (rock carvings) found on the archipelago were discovered at this site in 1752. A 300m trail that winds around various cave dwellings (complete with sound effects!) once inhabited by Ben…
Winery in Fuencaliente

Bodegas Teneguía

Fuencaliente is famous for the wines made in its volcanic soil. The largest and oldest winery on the island is Bodegas Teneguía, with white, red and the famous Malvía sweet wines that are sold all over the island an…
Archaeological Site in The North

Parque Cultural La Zarza

Two Benahoare petroglyphs are the main attraction at the Parque Cultural La Zarza. Heading west out along the LP-1 towards La Mata, the park is 1km past the turn-off for La Mata (it’s on a curve and easy to miss – k…
Visitor Centre in Fuencaliente

Volcán San Antonio Visitor Centre

The smart new visitor centre is the first stop if you want to explore the volcanoes here. Get explosively clued up by checking out the exhibition hall. You can also take a camel ride (adult/child €8/6, 15 minutes). …