Top things to do in Southern La Palma

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

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 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 (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…
Canarian in Southern La Palma

Bodegon Tamanca

One of the most unusual restaurants in the southwest is Bodegon Tamanca, in San Nicolás (1km past the village of Jedey) and impossible to miss as it's right on the main road. This very popular and atmospheric restau…
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). …
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 Visitors' Centre, leads you here. The easy to moderate walk there and back takes about two…
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 focussing on crafts and handicrafts on the island. There is a short multilingual f…
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 audiovisual presentation) and workshop where artisans make reproductions of Benahoare pottery. There’…