Along its 118 kilometres of coastline, La Palma surprises with its unspoilt landscapes, impressive cliffs, charming fishing ports, beautiful black sand beaches and the new “fajanas” (lava strips) recently created by the volcanic eruption.

The port of Tazacorte is one of the areas of the island closely linked to the sea, most of all because of its gastronomy. Between 30 and 40% of the fish landed in the port is sold within the municipality, while the rest is delivered to other areas of the island. On the other hand, around 90% of the discharges made in the port of Tazacorte belong to vessels with a home port in this harbour.
Fajana de Barlovento
Like Tijarafe and Puntagorda, Garafía suffered from the isolation of not having roads. For this reason, a basic enclave for its communications was the Puertito de Santo Domingo. Fishing activity in Villa de Mazo is concentrated in Las Maretas, La Bajita, Las Salemeras and El Poris, which are areas close to the airport. The construction of the airport led to the disappearance of one of the best wharves on the island, the cove of El Palo.

The municipality of Puntallana has 13 kilometres of coastline with small bays and hidden beaches in the abrupt and jagged coastline with walls of uneven heights and black volcanic sand. Some of the main enclaves are the small coves such as Puerto Trigo, the small natural pool of Puerto Paja, as well as the beach of Martín Luis, formerly used as a wharf, and the long beach of Nogales.

Fuencaliente is also known for its beaches. On the one hand, there are the enclaves of Puntalarga and Los Abadejos, with their dark sand, calm waters and moderate waves. With these same characteristics is La Zamora, sheltered by a unique set of marine rocks.

Los Cancajos Coastal Promenade

The beach of Los Cancajos is surrounded by a low cliff of volcanic rock, from which a coastal promenade of one kilometre in length stands out. A promenade that forms a natural viewpoint over the beach and the cliffs, which serves as a lookout point towards Santa Cruz de La Palma, the island’s capital. With its back to the sea, hotels, flats, restaurants and shops make this one of the most important tourist centres on the island.

Maritime Avenue of Santa Cruz de La Palma

The Maritime Avenue plays a leading role in this city. It is a walk towards the Atlantic and between the monuments that make history, such as the Balcones or the Castle of Santa Catalina, taking us back to a time of fishermen, traders and defenders from pirates.

Much of this promenade has been renovated, although its silhouette of when it was a walled city is preserved in the road, thanks to a row of stones that outline the old fortress of the city. But today’s Avenida Marítima has little to do with that of the 17th century.

For the last 10 years, Santa Cruz de La Palma has had a new promenade with an artificial beach and a road with fewer architectural barriers and better paving.

Charco Azul - San Andrés Promenade

The promenade runs between the Charco Azul Natural Pools, passing over the areas of El Varadero, La Cuevita and Horno de la Cal, until it reaches the town centre of San Andrés.

The promenade has several green areas, recovering on the coast some elements of the landscape such as native flora, and taking advantage of the regeneration and recovery of degraded areas. It also optimises communication between the urban area of San Andrés and the natural pools of Charco Azul, providing better access to the bathing areas of La Cuevita, in San Andrés, and El Palito, in El Varadero.

Puerto Naos Promenade

The promenade of Puerto Naos is embellished with coconut palms to provide shade for bathers. It also connects to several restaurants and terraces to enjoy the local cuisine.

Due to its proximity to hotels and flats, it is easily accessible, even for people with reduced mobility. And when the sun goes down, it is possible to go night diving and discover the sea bottoms of La Palma in a different way.

Tazacorte promenade

Puerto de Tazacorte beach, located in the west of La Palma in the municipality of Tazacorte, is the ideal beach for those looking for a place surrounded by nature but with all kinds of amenities. It is located at the mouth of a ravine, far from the noise, but with restaurants and cafes on the beachfront that can be enjoyed thanks to its promenade. It also has amenities such as sun lounger hire, bus stop and parking areas.

Discover La Palma by sea and coast

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