Fuencaliente de la Palma, which means 'hot spring' in Spanish is located on the southern tip of La Palma in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It has a population of around 1,800 people. The hot spring has long since been swallowed up by a series of volcanic eruptions.
Fuencaliente is surrounded by some spectacular scenery with views to the San Antonio volcano. It also offers panoramic views of El Hierro to the south and La Gomera to the southeast.
Set amidst vineyards, the town is best-known for its sweet and heavy wine. It's also home to the oldest and largest winery on the island, which was established back in 1948.
At one point, the territory was occupied by the Guanches as Ahenguareme. You can see evidence of Fuencaliente's past all throughout the town, especially in the parish church of San Antonio Abad, which dates back to 1730.
If you travel south of the town (just 10kms) you'll come to Punta Fuencaliente, which is the most southern point of La Palma Island. There's a lighthouse and desalination plant here.
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