Surrounded by lush forests, untouched countryside and wild beaches, holidays to Brena Baja are a nature-lover's paradise.

Spain's hidden gem

While travellers flock to nearby resorts, Brena Baja on Spain's Canary Island of La Palma is a tourist-free jewel. Surrounded by forested hills, it's a mecca for walkers and mountain bikers. Follow woodland trails on horseback or amp up the horsepower with a quad bike. Watersports are a five-minute drive off Los Cancajos' black-sand beach.

Tasty tidbits

Santa Cruz de La Palma, the capital city of the island of La Palma, is a foodie's paradise. Plaza Espana's the place to go for traditional Spanish dishes, like 'queso palmera' – goat cheese smoked over almond wood. Pair it with a glass of local red wine and your taste buds will thank you.

Cigars, cafés and churches

On the outskirts of town you'll find the region's tobacco farms for cigars that rival Cuba's – favourites of Churchill. Further out, the island's capital, Santa Cruz de La Palma, is a 16-minute drive away. Wander through charming streets dotted with Renaissance churches and café-bars towards Plaza Espana for the best local restaurants.

At a Glance

  • Follow countryside trails on horseback
  • Go snorkelling to spot octopi off Los Cancajos
  • See how the region's famed cigars are made