cancajos_mapHighlights: Beach Resort

  • Black sand beach with sheltered bays
  • Children’s play area
  • Watersports

The popular beach resort of Los Cancajos is located on the east coast of the island between the airport and Santa Cruz de la Palma. It serves as the principal beach area and seaside town for the capital city.

As a relatively new resort, it offers most of the features you’d expect including hotels, bars and restaurants, grocery stores, sun loungers, showers, a children’s playground and a black sand beach situated in three sheltered bays. It’s a small holiday resort compared to some of the other Canary Islands but offers all you need in one place with easy access to other areas. The capital city is 4km away and it’s just a 10 minute drive to the airport.

Watersports are popular here and it’s known as one of the best places on the island to snorkel and dive. The beach at Los Cancajos has been awarded the Blue Flag for cleanliness and offers a safe environment for the whole family to enjoy.

Many coach excursions depart from here so you can easily pick up a tour to see the rest of the island. A regular bus service also runs frequently to Santa Cruz and other areas of the island.

Honest Reviews from Outdoor Views

Since we stayed on the west coast, our only views of Los Cancajos were from the coach window as we sat waiting to leave for our excursions but it looked like a busy little place that was a popular spot for tourism. There were hotels, shops, restaurants and bars all on offer together with a beach area for swimming etc which looked clean and tidy.

We generally preferred the more remote west side of the island but Los Cancajos had more to offer with regards facilities outside of the hotels and was in a good position for exploring the rest of the island. It is quite close to the airport but I think flights are rare!