Things to do in Fuencaliente
The characteristic black volcanic beaches found in and around Fuencaliente include La Zamora, Punta Largo and El Faro, and the atmosphere throughout is rural and tranquil, perfect for relaxed sunbathing.
The southern stretch of coastline is the most popular on the island for scuba diving, and the unusual black coral and underwater caves offer plenty of terrain for divers to explore.
Walking & Hiking
With the island attracting many walkers and hikers, Fuencaliente is home to varied routes and trails through the volcanic region, and takes in some of the spectacular and unique natural scenery found throughout La Palma. Volcan de San Antonio is well worth a visit. You can walk up around the volcano rim. Or alternatively go on a camel ride, only €6 per person for 1/2 an hour.
Caldera de Taburiente National Park
The Caldera de Taburiente is unique and impressive. Only 14K from Fuencaliente, the spectacular views are breathtaking – the steep landscape is the National Park’s attraction and it is crossed by streams and waterfalls.
The steep landscape, a result of the vertical drop, is the National Park's top attraction. It is crossed by streams and waterfalls. The presence of endemic plant species such as the Canary Island pine stands out, and extends throughout its territory forming important masses.
Avid cyclists will find plenty of challenges around Fuencaliente, thanks to the ideal biking terrain, and enthusiasts can cover the whole island quite easily, enjoying the diverse landscapes and coastal views.
The area is ideal for exploring on horseback, and there are trails and bridlepaths from Fuencaliente that lead around the region, and can take riders right into the middle of the island.
Fuencaliente is a haven for ornithologists, with the island home to a range of endemic species, and the area full of many varied and beautiful places to enjoy birding.
The resort has become a major centre for paragliding, thanks to its ideal wind and climate conditions, attracting mainly experienced gliders to its coastline.
Home to the oldest winery on the island, Fuencaliente is well-known as the major wine-producing region on the island, thanks to the combination of rich volcanic terrain and perfect climate. Visit one of the local 'bogedas' and sample some of the regions sweet heavy wine, such as the famous Teneguia.