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.
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.Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Brena Baja Reviews
Brena Baja Reviews
Mr P Lilley, Newdigate
|28th Jan 2017|
|1 Bedroom Apt|
Brena Baja is an inland town somewhere up the hill. The part shown as San Antonio was accessible on foot and had a fairly good Spar supermarket which provided all I needed. Very few other facilities - the odd bar and restaurant - which I didn't use. Location of Brena Baja is good, close to airport and easy road routes to other parts of La Palma.
Mr J Wood, Sidmouth
|31st Dec 2016|
|Los Molinos Apartments|
|1 Bedroom Apt - Sea View|
Far from the madding crowd.
Mr C Jackman, Rhayader
|4th Oct 2016|
|1 Bedroom Apt|
Brenja Baja is the name of the area consisting of several villages and the apartments are situated in San Antonio, one of the villages. There are 2 supermarkets nearby, the Spar and Hyperdino which are well supplied. The area is mainly local people living in small villas and apartments, a little Spanish is useful but not essential. The beach is at Cancajos which is black sand as the island is volcanic, and is near to the airport about 15 minutes drive away. La Palma is a very quiet island for people who enjoy walking and spectacular scenery rather than a place for people who want to enjoy the activities of the other more popular Canary Islands, there is however whale watching and diving. It is also the home of the world famous astronomical telescopes at 8000 ft. worth a drive just for the fabulous views.
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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.
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.
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