Destilerias Aldea (Charco Azul)

La Palma

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Destilerias Aldea (Charco Azul)

Passed on through four generations, this family's rum distillery is now based in La Palma's coastal settlement of Charco Azul, nearby San Andres y Sauces. Take a guided tour of the distillery if time permits, and enjoy a tasting at the adjacent store selling the rum (prices are a steal).


There are multiple markets selling fresh regional produce across La Palma, some only operate at the weekends, while others remain open all through the week. The island's highest concentration of shopping spots is found, beyond doubt, in the capital of Santa Cruz (along O'Daly Street in particular). Items worth bringing home with you include locally distilled rum, Canarian wines, cigars, organic foods, and local crafts such as jewellery and blown glass.