Top things to do in Southern La Palma

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 Canarian in Fuencaliente

La Casa del Volcán

This bodega-cum-sophisticated restaurant is one of the best places on the island to enjoy innovative and exquisitely prepared Canarian dishes. The atmosphere is rustic yet refined, with an intimate dining room front…
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…
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 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…
Canarian in Southern La Palma

Bodegon Tamanca

This unusual restaurant in San Nicolás (1km past the village of Jedey) is impossible to miss as it's right on the main road. It's a popular and atmospheric spot located in a huge natural cave with lava stone tables …
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…
Canarian in Villa de Mazo

San Blas

This handy place in the centre of town serves simple fare such as pasta, salad, fish soup, chocos (cuttlefish) with mojo verde (coriander-based sauce) or goat with potatoes. Sit on the pretty outdoor terrace surroun…