A charming hamlet in a dragon tree forest
La Tosca is a hamlet situated near Barlovento, in the north of La Palma, with one very important peculiarity: it stands in the middle of a dragon tree forest, one of the largest collections of this native species of tree, unique to the Canary Islands. Home to just 20 people, they live surrounded by crops and by these enigmatic trees, which have attracted the attention of Europeans since way back in the Middle Ages, when countless legends were created about them.
A walk around La Tosca’s country houses
All legends aside, history tells us that the inhabitants of La Tosca and other hamlets nearby have developed their way of life according to the natural resources they have around them, and used to make rope from leaf fibres. From Barlovento you can take a pleasant trip to the group of traditional stone houses, where you will witness magnificent views of the rugged coastline that surrounds the hamlet.