Brena Baja

Brena Baja, La Palma, Canary Islands

Located on the east coast of the Canarian island of La Palma, the small region of Brena Baja is home to the island's airport and convenient for the capital of Santa Cruz de la Palma.

Brena Baja

The region of Brena Baja extends from the central mountain peaks through the forests to the fertile valleys and the east coast. There is a wealth of opportunities for walking and hiking or, for water sports and sunbathing, there is a choice of dark sand beaches and numerous hidden coves.

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Brena Baja Hotels (4)

Los Molinos is a small complex of just 40 apartments, set in a remote location on a hillside with views of the sea and Montana de la Brena....

Mayoysa Apartments is a small apartment complex comprising of just 4 apartments. The complex was refurbished in 2004 and is an ideal location for those wanting a quiet relaxing holiday....

Traditional Canarian style apartments in a remote location, the Brenas Garden offers simple self catering accommodation with an outdoor pool and a restaurant....

Parador De La Plama Hotel was built in 1999. It offers comfortable accommodation in a quiet location. The complex is ideal for families and couples looking for a quiet relaxing holiday....

Beaches

The nearest beach to Brena Baja is Bajamar Beach (4km) which lies just to the south of the Marina at Santa Cruz de la Palma. This is a quiet, man-made beach, backed by cliffs and stretching for approx 700 metres. The fine black sands are approx 40 metres wide and there is nearly always plenty of space.

The more favoured beaches of Playa de los Concajos are also in easy reach (approx 6km) and have a more touristy atmosphere with the beach promenade and terrace cafes.

Things to Do

Visit the historic capital of Santa Cruz de la Palma, stroll through it's cobbled streets, the Plaza de Espana and the waterfront promenade. The capital has many homes and buildings dating back to the 16th century, typical Canarian architecture and wooden balconied buildings.

Spend some time at the Acropark. Set in the pine forests of Brena Alta, the park has circuits of rope walks and bridges through the trees, rope tunnels and zip wires. The circuits vary depending on age (or nerve!) and safety training is provided before you start your adventure.

Out and About

In the village of Mazo you can visit the Windmill Museum and the Red House. In the Red House you can see exquisite pieces of embroidery in the Embroidery Musuem as well as some of the items used in the Corpus Christi fiesta (crosses, archways etc) which are all made from flowers.

Nearby you can visit the archaeological site of the Belmaco Cave. Here you can learn of the legend of the Kings of Mazo, see the rock carvings in the main cave and follow the path to see the smaller caves. Entry fees to the cave are nominal and there is also a small museum and shop.

Nearby Attractions

Maroparque Botanic Garden and Animal Park is located in Brena Alta on the outskirts of Santa Cruz de la Palma. Stroll through the lush greenery of the Park and see the monkeys, birds, fish and reptiles before stopping for lunch at the restaurant, which specialises in Canarian and Galician cuisine

In the south of the island (approx 20km), you can walk around the rim of the San Antonio volcano. Next to the volcano the Fuencaliente Visitor Centre has a cafe bar and good information relating to the island's volcanic activity. Also in Fuencaliente you will find the old lighthouse and the remarkable landscape of the saltpans.

Graph displaying average temperatures throughout the year at Brena Baja

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