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The area below Puntagorda has a different character to the area around the village. The lower areas are warmer and sunnier but occasionally affected by sea mists. The land drops steeply down to the sea, the cliffs are a protected area of natural beauty.
There are few houses in this area, due largely to strict planning laws, which is a shame because the houses and holiday homes in this area have magnificent views. The land is largely unused but with areas of agricultural land.
There are many falcons to be seen.
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services One of two large water reservoirs in Puntagorda. This one is below the village, with the cemetery on the lower-left.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The water basin in Puntagorda, completely full in February 2008.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Sea view from holiday home El Polear
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Markings on the rocks show the way for walkers.
This sign is just above the main road in Puntagorda, near Casa Brocal and leads all the way up to the Roque de Los Muchachos.
 
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Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Typical welcome in a La Palma casita
 
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Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Along the coast from Puntagorda to Tijarafe and the South.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Below Puntagorda, pine trees, pasture and magnificent views iver the ocean.
 
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Place: Puntagorda, Matos
Date: 2000-05
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Below Puntagorda is the hill Montana de la Negra topped by Matos, a small tower with a cross.
A festival is held here every year in May.
 
Place: Puntagorda, Matos
Date: 2000-05
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Preparations are being made for the Fiesta de Matos, Puntagorda. Wine, food and dance from the afternoon until late in the evening.
It is a very steep climb to the top of this hill, but once there there is a good view of the coast and the hills of this corner of La Palma.
 
Place: Puntagorda, Matos
Date: 2000-05
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Hidden away in a gorge in Puntagorda is an example of one of La Palma's little 'secrets'.
All over the island there are caves which have been hollowed out, sometimes with doors and windows where the grapes are pressed, wine made and sometimes there is even a clandestine still for making Aguadiente (the local firewater). Most importantly they are place to gather with family and friends and relax and eat and drink.
A good cave can add considerably to the price of a property.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2000-08
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The deep Barranco de Izcagua divides Puntagorda (left) from Garafia. In earlier times this gorge formed a serious obstacle to communication between Garafia and the western side of the island.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2000-08
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The steep southern wall of the Barranco de Izcagua, Puntagorda.
The narrow road is only open to council vehicles.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2000-05
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The concrete water pipe transports water from the hills into Puntagorda and below.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2008
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services La Era, a communal threshing place. These traditional features can still be found in the north and north west of the island. This one is above the village of Puntagorda.
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2007-02-20
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Molino Relvalarga, an old windmill below Puntagorda
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2007-02-20
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The workings of Molino Relvalarga, an old windmill below Puntagorda
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2007-02-20
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services An old private wine press in Puntagorda
 
Place: Puntagorda
Date: 2007-02-20
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services An old private wine press in Puntagorda
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Pineapple growing in an orchard in the La Verada area of El Pinar in Puntagorda
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Stainless steel vats of wine in a small private bodega in Puntagorda.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Wooden wine barrels in a small private bodega in Puntagorda. The wooden barrels add flavour to the wine.
 
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The area at the top of the steep cliffs below Puntagorda is a nature reserve.
 
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
 
The area around Puntagorda village, La Palma, Canary Islands
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