A Memorial to the Tazacorte Martyrs

The Tazacote martytrs have an unusual memorial – 18m underwater at Malpique, the site where they drowned. There are 40 crosses, one for each of the victims. The memorial was created in 2000, and I’m told that it’s easy to visit even for novice divers. The photo was taken by Christian Carlos Tdo. Rguez who is a local diving instructor and ecologist. He has a blog in Spanish (with excellent photos)…

July 14, 2012

Ultrabike 2012

On Saturday April 6th, La Palma will host an extreme bike race called Ultrabike. Actually, there are two races, a short one of 34 km and a long one of 110 km. Both routes go through gorgeous scenery in the south of the island, and both involve lots of climbing. For example, the high point of the long ride is 1,575 m above sea-level, but the total climbs add up…

March 29, 2012


A new adventure playground has opened quite close to the barbecue site at El Pilar in Breña Alta, up in the pine forest. It’s called ACROPARK, and they have three different circuits for different ages and daring, from the kids’ circuit with 13 activities, where you’re never more than a metre off the ground, to the senior one with 20 activities, where you get as much as 7 m up….

November 8, 2011


Rally car zooming through San Jose, Breña Baja
October 6, 2011

The annual car rally takes place this weekend. On Friday night from 9 pm to midnight they’11 be racing in Breña Baja, from El lineal, past Monte Breña and San Jose to San Antonio. On Saturday from about 9 am to about 7 pm, it’s the same route in reverse. Meanwhile, also on Saturday, they’ll be racing around Martin Luis to Puntallana and around Tigalate. The prizes will be given…


Regatta in Tazacorte

Better late than never – I’ve just found out that Tazacorte is hosting a regatta this weekend for “international class 470” boats. (I hope that means something to somebody. My ignorance about sailing is vast, mostly because I get very, very sea-sick indeed.) It started on Friday. Sunday’s the last day, with the fleet setting sail at 11 am, the races starting at 2pm, and the prize-giving at 3 pm….

August 21, 2010