The Beach in a Volcano's Shadow
Snorkellers in particular will get a charge out of the dramatic features of Playa de Echentive
This lovely volcano-formed beach is a treat for other reasons, too
La Palma's history of strong volcanic activity has reshaped its geography up until relatively recently. The last eruption of the Teneguía volcano in the south of the island in 1971, for example, did alter the island's coast. An even more powerful eruption by the San Antonio volcano way back in 1677, created nearby Playa de Echentive (also known as Playa Nueva), a lovely spot for nature lovers and snorkellling fans, the latter thanks especially to its various caves and other cool rock formations. A bonus here is the reddish colouration of Teneguía reflected in the crystalline sea water - photo-worthy, for sure.