La Palma has over 1,000 km of footpaths – everything from challenges for fit people to gentle strolls. One of my favourites is the walk along the coast from Charco-Azul to Puerto Espindola, in the municipality of San Andres and Sauces.
Charco Azul has salt-water swimming pools, rather like Piscinas la Fajana. At one time, Puerto Espindola was a working port, mostly exporting the agricultural produce of the borough. Now it’s mostly a fishing port, although it does have a rum factory.
The walk also goes past an old lime kiln. Lime was important, because everybody used it to whitewash their houses and water tanks.
San Andres is a lovely little village.
And it’s always nice to meet the locals.