Cupped into La Palma’s Los Llanos district, Las Manchas is sprinkled down a picture-postcard hillside. And although the area is criss-crossed with old lava flows – look out for some impressive rock formations – it’s seriously pretty here. We’re talking a lunar-like landscape peppered with lush plants, wild cacti and bright-coloured flowers. And the views from here are spectacular to say the least, swooping down over the Aridane Valley, volcanic peaks and to the twinkling Atlantic Ocean. The terraced hillside is dotted with traditional white-cubed houses and villas - and at the heart of it all is the village centre. Here, you’ll find a handful of shops and restaurants and a delightfully laid-back way of life. It’s the perfect place to escape the rat race and unwind in peace. You’re not totally off the beaten track here though. Just down the road there’s La Glorieta Park. Beautifully landscaped, it’s filled with exotic plants and flowers, water features and colourful mosaic-tiled paths. And next to here is the Casa Museo Del Vino de Las Manchas, a wine museum. Housed in an attractive Canarian house, you can learn about all about wine making on the island, including its history and the varieties of grapes grown here. And of course, you’ll be able to sample the wines and buy a bottle or two of your favourites. Or you could hop in the car and take a drive down to the lively seaside resort of Puerto Naos with its glittering volcanic sands. However you spend your time in Las Manchas, you can’t fail to be enchanted by its serenity and scenery. It’s a hideaway you’ll want to come back to time and time again.
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