Top things to do in Northern La Palma

Top Choice Village 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 and …
Top Choice Saltwater 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 sunb…
Top Choice Brewery in Northern La Palma

Cervecería Isla Verde

This terrific place located right off the LP-1 highway, 2km south of Tijarafe, is a German-run craft beer brewery-cum-restaurant; right alongside is the blue-painted brewery. Choose from their craft beers for a euro…
Archaeological Site in Northern La Palma

Parque Arqueológico de El Tendal

With a new and very informative exhibition centre with touch screen displays at the side of the LP-1 road to Los Sauces, this museum and cave complex was still opening up when we visited. The centre faces a series o…
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 informa…
Seafood in Northern La Palma

La Muralla Restaurant

This sharp-looking restaurant right by the roadside has picture windows and a terrace overhanging stunning sea views with a dining room that has had the interior designers in: minimalist and contemporary. Prices are…
Thai in San Andrés

La Placita

You may not expect to find a Thai restaurant in the middle of a sleepy village like San Andrés – but here it is. Run by a German-Thai couple, it has a palm-shaded terrace overlooking the church and a menu predominan…
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 cen…
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 this starkly beautiful coastal spot…
Seafood in San Andrés

La Cantina

This bar-restaurant is the natural choice for all-comers, overlooking the frolicking going on in the pools below, and beyond them, the endlessly sapphire sea. There's a lovely terrace slung out beneath bamboo roofin…