Fuencaliente

The city of Fuencaliente lies 33 kilometers south of the capitol Santa Cruz de la Palma. The name comes from the warm spring (fuente caliente) that was here before. But it disappeared under the volcanic lava after the nearby volcano San Antonio had an eruption in 1667.

Fuencaliente lies on the southern tip of Isla de la Palma, and it is the most southern town on the island. The area is dominated by banana cultivation and wineyards. A famous wine called Mavasía or Malmsey comes from this area.

Las Indias in Fuencaliente, La Palma, Canary Islands

Las Indias in Fuencaliente, La Palma, Canary Islands

From the city there is only a short walk to the crater of the San Antonio vulcano, 657 meters. From here you can see the volcano Teneguía, 439 meters. This volcano had an eruption in 1971 and it was the last one to have an eruption in the Canaries.(photo:Frank Vincentz)

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