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Tuesday, 20 October 2009

A Craft Shop with a Difference

La Distiladera in Breña Alta sells a variety of crafts from La Palma. The big difference is that most of the products are made by mentally handicapped adults in the special Employment Centre in the same building. This gives them the dignity of supporting themselves, and you a chance to buy good quality souvenirs at a fair price.

They stock a good variety of crafts, from papiere mache wall decorations to beaded keyrings to embroidery and mojo (a Canarian sauce, something like ketchup). I liked the jewelry, but they're best known for fruit liquors (€10 a bottle) and cigars.

They open from 8 am to 3 pm. To find them, take the road from the centre of San Pedro towards La Grama, and turn uphill just below the health centre.

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