If you are planning your holiday to Villa de Mazo in La Palma, the following information may help by giving you an overview on the resort,
The resort is otherwise simply known as Mazo as is recorded as such on the majority of maps of the island of La Palma. Located approximately 3km southwest of the airport, and 13km south of the island’s capital, Santa Cruz de La Palma, Villa de Mazo is a quiet village surrounded by green and dormant volcanoes.
The town itself, although small, is known for its cigar [puros] production and local handicrafts as well as being on the included on La Palma’s winery route.
If you visit Mazo, take time out to visit Museo Casa Roja in Calle Maximiliano Perez Diaz where you will find displays of embroidery and exhibits to do with Corpus Christi celebrations. You cannot miss this museum as it is a pinkish-red large house [as the name suggests]. Inside you will find a wonderful example of a staircase and very ornate tiled floors. The museum is open Monday to Friday from 10:00-14:00 and then 15:00-18:00, Saturday 11:00-18:00 and Sunday 10:00-14:00
After this museum, why not head to Escuala Insular de Artesania, La Palma’s handicrafts school where you can visit the shop and buy anything from tobacco to baskets, and embroidery to ceramics. You will also be able to see how some of the products are made by various demonstrations that are held. Open Monday-Friday from 08:00-15:00 [times may vary slightly depending on the month]. To reach the shop you will need to enter the main patio and proceed up the stairs.
If you prefer the hustle and bustle of markets, then you will find a weekend market where you can purchase souvenirs of your holiday in La Palma such as handicrafts and food produce. The market starts quite late on a Saturday [15:00-19:00] and then on Sunday 09:00-13:00.
At the bottom of the hill you will find Ceramica el Molino in Carretera Hoyo de Mazo that is open Monday to Saturday 09:00-13:00 and 15:00-19:00. This is a resorted mill that is home to a ceramics museum and workshop where you will be able to buy ceramics. A small distance away is Villa de Mazo’s 16th century church – Iglesia de San Blas – which is located on a small plaza overlooking the sea and out to the neighbouring island of Tenerife. Probably a good place to sit a while and take in the view as well as looking inside at the Baroque altar and carved decorations.
VILLA DE MAZO – MAP
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