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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


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…
Top Choice Contemporary 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…
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…
Market in Villa de Mazo


Produce, handicrafts and textiles are sold at this weekend market.
Church in Villa de Mazo

Templo de San Blas

Down a steep hill from the centre of town is this lovely whitewashed church dating from 1512 and overlooking the ocean. Inside, the church boasts a baroque altarpiece and several interesting pieces of baroque art.
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’…
Canarian in Villa de Mazo

La Cabaña

Grab a pew on the terrace of this simple seafood restaurant with its seamless sea views. The menu is no-fuss traditional; fried moray eel is the speciality. Located just off the LP-2 highway south of town.
Canarian in Villa de Mazo

San Blas

In the centre of town, get simple dishes like pastas, salads, chocos (cuttlefish) with mojo verde (coriander-based sauce) or goat with potatoes, served on a pretty outdoor terrace surrounded by stout palms and a daz…
Archaeological Site in The South

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…