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In the south of the island of La Palma below the village of Fuencaliente is the San Antonio volcano. A visitor center provides information about the origin of the island of La Palma and its volcanoes. For this purpose, an exhibition and a cinema room with a movie. Then you can on the crater rim to the southernmost points, go a lookout and feel Continue reading “Volcanos San Antonio and Teneguia in La Palma”
Sea salt from the saltworks in Fuencaliente
At the southern tip of the Canary island of La Palma right next to the lighthouse – Faro de Fuencaliente – is the Saline Fuencaliente. The family company produces handcrafted finest salt.Fuencaliente de la Palma
The company’s founder is Fernando Hernandez-Rodriguez. His son Fernando Hernández Villalba and his grandson Andrés Hernández-García produce the “Sal Marina Teneguía” in the traditional way. It is the only sea salt production facility in the Canary Islands, which is still in operation.
The path to a perfect sea salt is cumbersome and takes 3 to 5 weeks.
First, the Atlantic water, which contains about 36 grams of salt per liter off the southern tip of La Palma, passed in the so-called “Charca Madre”. This “mother pool” brings the sun, the water Continue reading “La Palma – The Saline Fuencaliente”
Getting to the Roque de los Muchachos
The Roque de los Muchachos, the highest point on the crater rim of the Caldera de Taburiente and thus the highest point on the island of La Palma. It can be reached by rental car both from Santa Cruz de la Palma, as well from the west on the coast road and then the serpentines up to 2,426 meters. Even before you see the buildings of Roque-de-los Muchachos observatory is Continue reading “Roque de los Muchachos – La Palma Observatorio”