La Tosca

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.
Archeological sites
Restoration
Shop/shopping
Touristic info
Localidad
Barlovento

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Never leave waste of any type lying around, including cigarette butts. Leftover food leads to a proliferation of rats and wild cats, which pose a serious threat to the fauna.
- Do not throw any waste or other objects into the sea.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- Respect and look after the area's historic and cultural heritage, along with the different items of public furniture (information panels, railings, seats, lighting, etc.).
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