The Hot Spring

Fuencaliente means “Hot Spring”. The southernmost municipality takes its name from the hot spring which seeped out into pools on Echentive beach. It was famous for curing all kinds of sickness, including leprosy and syphilis, so Fuencaliente used to attract sick people from all over Europe and even South America. That’s the setting for “A Star in the Water”, one of the stories in “The Seer’s Stone“. And then Volcan…

July 15, 2014

Semilla Jazz Festival

La Palma’s first independant jazz festival starts tonight in the H10 Taburiente Playa Hotel in Los Cancajos. The festival will be officially opened on Thursday at 9 pm, followed by music from Manolo Brito Trío. On Friday 21st at 4pm El Jazz en Canarias will play, followed by Raúl Bermúdez and Carlos Martín at 7:30, and Bitter Biscuits with Kike Perdomo will play at 9pm. On Saturday 22nd at 6pm…

February 20, 2014

Late Night Shopping in S/C tonight (Saturday)

Tonight is the big shopping night in Santa Cruz de La Palma. Shops will have special offers and stay open until midnight, and there’s all sorts of activities on offer. Mabel Joyeros (on the Calle Real) with be presenting their new “Star Island themed jewellery collection at 7 pm. It should be fun.

December 14, 2013

Sunset festival 2013 Tazacorte: UPDATE

Tazacorte is holding a sunset festival on Friday, Saturday an Sunday. All events will be held on the sea-front. UPDATE: Craft fair on the sea front Saturday: 7 pm Procession 7:45 pm Watch the sunset with LL.A.M. Street Music 8:30-11 pm Astronomical observations 9 pm Arial Dance 9:30 pm Concert: Nayaband, The Mahoney Soul Band, DJ Dadda Wanche Sunday 10-14 h Sand sculpture workshop 12:00 Puppets 13:00 Circus spectacular

October 11, 2013