Southern La Palma attractions

Top Choice Visitor Centre in Fuencaliente

Volcán San Antonio Visitor Centre & Volcán San Antonio

The visitor centre is your first stop if you want to explore the volcanoes. Displays are well-captioned and informative, but the layout is not very imaginative and rather dated. It's far more interesting to head out…
Top Choice Museum in Villa de Mazo

Museo Casa Roja

This handsome ochre-red mansion (built in 1911), located down one of the steep streets from the main road, has downstairs exhibits on Corpus Christi – a festival Villa de Mazo celebrates with particular gusto: stree…
Archaeological Site in Southern La Palma

Parque Ecológico de Belmaco

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

Salinas de Fuencaliente

Beyond the lighthouse at the south of the island are the Salinas de Fuencaliente (salt pans of Fuencaliente), which you can explore along a self-guided path; explanations on boards tell you all about the processes o…
Volcano in Fuencaliente

Volcán Teneguía

Volcán Teneguía's 1971 eruption was the most recent in the archipelago. A signposted trail from Volcán San Antonio, near the visitor centre, leads you here on a downhill hike over scrunchy volcanic gravel (wear stur…
Museum in Villa de Mazo

Cerámica el Molino

Well signposted from the town is this meticulously restored mill that houses a ceramics museum (including a short film) and workshop where artisans make attractive reproductions of brown Benahoare pottery; you can w…
Museum in Villa de Mazo

Escuela Insular de Artesanía

This former handicrafts school still has a weaving studio (which you can peek into), but otherwise has been transformed into a museum focusing on crafts and handicrafts on the island. There is a short multilingual f…
Winery in Fuencaliente

Bodegas Teneguía

Fuencaliente is famous for the wines made from the grapes that flourish in its volcanic soil. Founded in 1947, Bodegas Teneguía is well known for its white and red wines, as well as its famous sweet malvasía (Malmse…
Beach in Fuencaliente

Playa de la Zamora & Playa Chica

Two pleasant beaches are Playa de la Zamora and Playa Chica, black-sand beaches tucked side by side in coves and divided by a large rock. They’re no secret but are rarely crowded, so you may find them quiet. To get …
Beach in Southern La Palma

Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca (‘White Beach’, though ‘Black Beach with a few white specks’ is a better name) is a small beach of shiny black volcanic sand, backing on to a tiny hamlet with a few summer homes; it's a tranquil spot an…