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In 2007 the Puntagorda Council asked local artist Goretti to decorate all the bus shelters within the council area with scenes typical of Puntagorda. She designed and, over a period of months, painted all 8 bus shelters with different designs.
Her paintings and prints can be found at the Puntagorda market every Saturday and Sunday.
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2008-05
Copyright: M & F Welters Puntagorda bus shelter (1) showing the Town Hall, a couple in traditional costume and the huge pine tree in the centre of the village.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2008-05
Copyright: M & F Welters Puntagorda bus shelter (1) close-up showing the Town Hall and a couple in traditional costume.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2008-05
Copyright: M & F Welters Puntagorda bus shelter (2) on the main road from Tijarafe to the North depicting a Puntagorda as it is when the almond flowers are in blossom in January and February.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2008-05
Copyright: M & F Welters Puntagorda bus shelter (2). Detail of the flowering almond trees and an old stone shed.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2008-05
Copyright: M & F Welters Puntagorda bus shelter (3) which is on the main road past Puntagorda just before the turn off to El Fayal and the market (Mercadillo). It shows scenes from the farmers market, which is held every Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. The fruit, vegetables, meat and cheese are all grown locally and are of excellent quality. Local wine and handicraft products are also for sale. There is kiosk with bar and restaurant.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2008-05
Copyright: M & F Welters Puntagorda bus shelter (3) showing the market.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2008-05
Copyright: M & F Welters Puntagorda bus shelter (3) showing 2 local ladies cracking almond shells to obtain the nut inside. The almonds are taken from the bag (right), sorted on the table, then taken individually an struck with a small hammer. The bag and basket are for the nut and the waste shell.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2008-05
Copyright: M & F Welters Puntagorda bus shelter (3). The men rest after harvesting the potatoes. The produce is displayed and sold on the market.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2008-05
Copyright: M & F Welters Puntagorda bus shelter (4). Depicting the steep cliffs of the coastal area of Puntagorda.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2008-05
Copyright: M & F Welters Puntagorda bus shelter (4). The Costa (coast) of Puntagorda is popular in the summer months when the ocean is quiet and villages anchor their boats just off the coast.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2008-05
Copyright: M & F Welters Puntagorda bus shelter (4). A staircase of about 460 steps leads to a small sea-water pool and rocks which serve as abase for swimming, diving and boating in the summer.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2008-05
Copyright: M & F Welters Puntagorda bus shelter (5). Showing the area below the village of Puntagorda.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2008-05
Copyright: M & F Welters Puntagorda bus shelter (5). The previously derelict and ancient church hall near the Templo de San Mauro is gradually being restored.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2008-05
Copyright: M & F Welters Puntagorda bus shelter (5). The Templo de San Mauro is situated below the village of Puntagorda and was restored a few years ago.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2008-05
Copyright: M & F Welters Puntagorda bus shelter (6). Showing a view from the village down to the sea and one of the old windmills of the village.
Spot the tourist!
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2008-05
Copyright: M & F Welters Puntagorda bus shelter (6). A Eucalyptus tree and an old windmill in Puntagorda.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2008-05
Copyright: M & F Welters Puntagorda bus shelter (7). This shelter can be seen when approaching the village from the south. It shows the famous leaning dragon tree of Puntagorda.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2008-05
Copyright: M & F Welters Puntagorda bus shelter (7). The real dragon tree (Drago) can be visited, it is on the left of the road when entering Puntagorda from the south.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2008-05
Copyright: M & F Welters Puntagorda bus shelter (8). Showing a view of Montana de Matos, or Cruz de Matos, a remnant of a volcanic vent with a small tower and a cross. A fiesta is held there every year.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2008-05
Copyright: M & F Welters Puntagorda bus shelter (8). Montana de Matos, Puntagorda.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2008-05
Copyright: M & F Welters Puntagorda bus shelter (8). A typical landscape below Puntagorda with a Drago, various indiginous cactus and succulents and some sheep and goats.
 
There are around 40 holiday homes, villas and self catering cottages in and around the quiet village of Puntagorda. Some of them can be found at holiday.islalapalma.com
 
Bus stop art in Puntagorda village, where a local artist has painted local scenes on the bus shelters, La Palma, Canary Islands
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