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Beautiful, quiet house above the clouds
The Hacienda is high up in a pine forest and surrounded by an organic winery & depending on the season there’s fruit to pick. We were too early for the plums but we had the best strawberries I’ve eaten in years. Although this is listed as a 2 bedroom house only one has a door (the main bedroom); the other one only has a curtain. This didn’t work for us so we were given the small adjacent “annex”. The pool is lovely. We only saw our neighbours a couple of times as the 5? houses are pretty much hidden from each other. Lots of flowers and trees. Although some reviews said the restaurant was to far to walk we did it many times. Several restaurants we wanted to visit were closed for holidays but that wasn’t a problem as the kitchen is well equipped. There are marked trails all over Garafía including some a short walk from the house. We had the choice of 3 terraces & the lower one was perfect for watching the sea clouds roll in whist we ate dinner. It’s magical living above the clouds and stargazing with only sound of birds and the wind. Christian, Benjamin & Gundun are lovely and very helpful. This is a special place and even though it is a long way from Canada we hope to go back!
Quirky historic farm house in a stunning setting - peaceful luxury!
We came to La Palma to enjoy some energetic hiking up beautiful hills, play in the sea on black sand beaches, and just to get away from it all - we succeeded on all counts! And the remote hillside location of this house means it gets gorgeous views of the stars at night, and the roaring log stove works incredibly well if it's a bit chilly at night. Overall - we loved it!
Beautiful location, there are a couple of properties to stay in however each were very private and not overlooking each other. Most of the time we thought we were all alone on the side of a mountain above the clouds. The property was very clean and well equipped (everything we needed for a self catering holiday and even a Kettle), the grounds were well kept by Benjamin and Christian, very knowledgeable of the area and Benjamin even helped us with the telescope and pointed out Saturn, Mars and another Galaxy.
We hiked during the day; there are some lovely walks from high crater edges to green forestry paths, and then relaxed by the pool in the afternoon; very comfortable furniture around the pool. The pool has a heating system (took the edge of a cold pool) very refreshing in the heat.
We ate a couple of times in the nearby restaurant (not walkable) Briesta very reasonable price at 30 euros for two people (main meal, glass of wine and 2 beers), very friendly and I would recommend the spare ribs.
We were recommended to hire a Fiat Panda 4x4 and we were glad we took the advise, driving around the island up and down the mountain side the Panda was small, very nippy and handled the corners well.
We had an amazing holiday, we would recommend this property to everyone.
Stunning location, lovely views, amazing dark sky!
My family and I had a fantastic five night stay here in August, we stayed in El Refugio . I had come to La Palma for astronomy and the skies at the Hacienda were quite breathtaking. The altitude of the Hacienda meant that every night we were there it was clear - clouds were visible at lower altitudes. There was also a 10" Dobsonian telescope available which I was able to use for 2-3 nights.
The facilities were excellent, well equipped and clean and we were welcomed by Joachim who took plenty of time to show us around. The Hacienda is indeed secluded and whilst getting there isn't too hard a reasonably powerful vehicle is recommended! We made heavy use of Cafe Briesta, about a half hour walk down the hill (just 5-10 minute drive). It seemed to be open all the time and was a convenient source of coffee... the children loved the pool which was never crowded as the total number of people in the area at any one time is quite low.
For any astronomers thinking of going, do so. There are lights around the facilities that get turned off fairly soon after dark and the skies are incredible. The Roque de Los Muchachos was a 45-50 minute drive from the Hacienda but at 4500ft altitude you don't need to go any higher for crystal clear skies... the clouds seem to form, and stay, lower down.
I would go back there in an instant if I could and stay there - the available internet connection meant that for all the seclusion, if you wanted, you could be in touch with the outside world.
James, Kate, Anna and Thomas
Un lugar recóndito encantador
Un espacio encantador y acogedor. Quien disfruta estar en un lugar recóndito, en plena naturaleza, bien cuidado con muchos detalles fuera y dentro de la casa se sentirá muy a gusto. Christian y el gato Don Pedro nos acogieron muy amablemente.
Cerca del impresionante Roque de los Muchachos.
The Canarian winery Hacienda La Palma is located on the sunny west side of the island in an absolutely unique sole and quiet location above Punta Gorda. Breathe in crystal clear mountain air on medically optimal altitude 380 m asl 1 Due to the particular altitude and sheltered south-west exposure of the vineyard has an almost unique for La Palma Sun situation with fantastic views of the sea, the sun and the clouds. Comparable cues you will be on La Palma is extremely rare find.
The Hacienda is protected from the harsh Northeast winds to South west facing with panoramic views over the clouds and the endless Atlantic. In winter, the air warms up by the intense solar radiation significantly, and it is through the sheltered position especially during the day often much warmer than in many other some low-lying areas of the island. At night it cools then due to the altitude comparatively significantly down what may prove especially during the hot summer months as very pleasant.
You are right in the walking area in the most beautiful part of the island:
Numerous walking, hiking and mountain biking in the wild and romantic almond flowers landscape and the beautiful vineyards of La Palma start right from the Hacienda. Highly recommended is z. B. weekend the descent to Punta Gorda. Well-maintained hiking trails lead us down through the centuries old pine forests and almond groves to the mercadillo. This farmers' market with fresh local produce such. B. Mangoes, papayas, avocados, honey, whole grain bread, vegetables, etc. is the weekly meeting point of the island community in the Northwest.
We can assist you in booking a suitable rental car. Regardless of where you're getting your vehicle, you should note that La Palma is a very steep island and it is much more pleasant drive with enough horsepower and a little ground clearance. We recommend vehicles from 75-80 hp such. As the Citroen Berlingo Cars Monta. The last 100 meters to the entrance to the hacienda are a bit bumpy and also many beautiful destinations can be controlled much more pleasant with a corresponding vehicle.
In about 20min. from Hacienda we reach the small town of Las Tricia. Here is the starting point to the oldest trail of the island. This leads us through dragon tree groves to the Guanchenhöhlen of Buracas. On the way to look for a little refreshment we z. B. at Café aloe.
The archaeological center at La Zarza by a path through the laurel forest we reach from Hacienda in about 15 minutes. From here you will also start to impressive walk through the mystical Barranco Barranco Magdalene and the Fagundo.
In about 30-40 min. To the main observatory in the northern hemisphere and the second 426m high Roque de los Muchachos. From here the summit ridge routes and z. B. Start the hike to Pico de las Nieves.
As quickly we reach the starting points to the impressive hikes and walks down to the sea, the bay at the old Puerto de Punta Gorda, the rock pools at Lomada Grande, the Calle Jonsito, the lonely paradise beach Playa de la Veta with black lava sand and many other fantastic beautiful places waiting to be discovered.
The port town Tazacorte with numerous restaraunts and a well suited for children large sandy beach in 45 minutes.
We can show you more hikes and excursions such. As at a joint hike or to the provided reference guide and maps.
The town of Punta Gorda farmers' market, restaurants, supermarket, bars in 20 minutes.
El Castillo with the two delicious restaurants Azul and the Tasca in about 15 minutes. Typical Canarian restaurant and bar in the Kiosko Briestas in about 3 minutes.
In the summer months of July and August there are many traditional festivals with music and dances held in the area.
Almond Blossom Festival in February in Punta Gorda.
Carnival in Santa Cruz on the Monday.