One of La Palma's most appealing corners - lighthouse, beach, and spectacular sunsets included
The Faro de Fuencaliente at La Palma's southernmost point is actually now a pair of lighthouses, the older of which dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, was retired from service some three decades ago, and is now open to visitors. This area is one of La Palma's most attractive, among other reasons because it's home to salt flats which are still active thanks to the high iodine content of its salts. And if you want to get your own briny taste of the Atlantic hereabouts, just over the lava fields is a fairly popular black-sand beach, some 150 metres (492 feet) long, with a chiringuito (beach shack) serving fabulous fish. Stick around, too, for sunsets to die for.