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Top Choice Thai in San Andrés & Los Sauces

La Placita

Somehow you don't expect to find a Thai restaurant in the middle of a sleepy village like San Andrés. Run by a German-Thai couple, the word is out so there are few empty tables, especially on weekends. Shaded by pal…
Top Choice Seafood in San Andrés & Los Sauces

Bar Charco Azul

Owner Willy is a fisherman who is out most mornings at 3am, so you can be guaranteed that your fish is flapping fresh. The bar is right on the water and only closes when it rains; it's a wonderful place with far bet…
Archaeological Site in Northern La Palma

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…
Saltwater Pool in San Andrés & Los Sauces

Charco Azul

Charco Azul is a creatively designed combination of moulded concrete with natural volcanic rocks. The effect is stunning: a series of natural-looking saltwater pools with sunbathing platforms and a walkway between t…
Seafood in Northern La Palma

Restaurant Las Piñas

Grab a table on the outside terrace beside the fragrant jasmine bushes and tuck into a bowl of seafood soup or a simple no-fuss plate of grilled fish with potatoes doused with mojo. This longstanding family-run rest…
Seafood in Northern La Palma

La Muralla Restaurant

Well signposted off the LP-1 highway, from appearances this restaurant appears in the top-end category. Picture windows afford stunning mountain views and the dining room has had the interior designers in: minimalis…
Saltwater Pool in Barlovento

Piscinas de la Fajana

At these calm saltwater pools, frothy waves pound just beyond the subtle concrete barriers. About 5km east of Barlovento, on the LP-1 highway, you’ll turn off towards this starkly beautiful coastal spot, where drama…
Brewery in Northern La Palma

Cervecería Isla Verde

This well-signed place is located right off the LP-1 highway 2km south of Tijarafe. A German-run small craft brewery, you can down a bottle of the local beer here for a euro or so while sitting on a palm-shaded terr…
Church in San Andrés & Los Sauces

Iglesia de San Andrés

The Iglesia de San Andrés has its origins in 1515 and is one of the first churches the Spanish conquerors built on the island, though most of what you see today was built in the 17th century. Inside, take a look at …
Church in San Andrés & Los Sauces

Nuestra Señora de Montserrat

The grand church, Nuestra Señora de Montserrat, is on the town square and has some valuable Flemish artwork inside. Named after the patron of Catalunya, this church is evidence of the many Catalans who participated …