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Day 5 La Palma - Puerto de la Cruz (84 Km.)

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(in 9 Km.) Tazacorte: Thanks to the abundance of water from the springs of La Caldera has the largest banana plantations on the island. In the village, hidden by banana trees and new buildings, old houses are preserved. Stresses the chapel of St. Michael Archangel.

Tazacorte - Church Square
Tazacorte - Church Square

(in 3 Km.) Puerto de Tazacorte (Harbour of Tazacorte): Three kilometers away is Puerto deTazacorte. The other characteristic activity of the municipality of the town and Puerto de Tazacorte is fishing, with great tradition in the neighborhood of the harbour where is located the fishing dock.

Los Llanos de Aridane - La placita
Los Llanos de Aridane - La placita (little square)

(in 9 Km.) Los Llanos de Aridane: Worth visiting the old Elías Santos beach with its huge palm trees and the plaza de España where you can enjoy the shade of the tall Indian laurels. The temple of Our Lady of Remedies is an interesting sixteenth-century building, where the locals venerate their patron, sixteenth century Flemish carving.

Santa Cruz de La Palma - Plaza de España
Santa Cruz de La Palma - Plaza de España

(in 30 Km.) Santa Cruz de la Palma: It is the capital of the island of La Palma and is located on its east coast. It was an important trading port in the sixteenth century, shortly after the conquest of the island. Later it also became a small administrative and commercial center. The city now very quiet, has not yet suffered the invasion of tourism and has retained the charm of that era, with its Canarian houses with wooden balconies, hidden among a semi-tropical vegetation.

Santa Cruz de La Palma - Maritime Avenue balconies
Santa Cruz de La Palma - Maritime Avenue balconies

Their steep streets, the picturesque and noisy Real street and the Maritime avenue combines, in front of the coast, modern buildings with the most typical and ancient canaries, give it a charming appearance. Its most important monuments are the City Hall and the Iglesia del Salvador (Church of the Savior), both of the XVI century, in the Plaza de Españ, and the Museum of Natural History, fine examples of Aboriginal remains, zoological pieces and a rich library. Near the city is the famous Sanctuary of the Virgen de las Nieves (Our Lady of the Snow), patron saint of the island.

Santa Cruz de La Palma - St. Francis' Church
Santa Cruz de La Palma - St. Francis´ Church

(in 8+25 Km.) Puerto de la Cruz: After visiting the capital we go to the airport and we left the island towards Tenerife. Once at the airport of Los Rodeos we take the highway that takes us back to Puerto de la Cruz.


 

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