Playa los Cancajos

Within two kilometres of both Santa Cruz de La Parma and the international airport on the east coast of the island, Paya los Cancajos has black volcanic sands and calm warm waters thanks to protection from manmade breakwaters.

Surrounded by a good selection of bars and cafés, the beach is popular with both locals and visitors to La Palma, generating an authentic life’s a beach vibe. A good choice for families, beautiful mountain vistas provide a spectacular backdrop for laying down a towel and soaking up the sun, but for most Paya los Cancajos is all about the water.

Its shallows teem with marine species, making it a great place to rent snorkelling gear, while cave diving is an option for those with their scuba diving certification under their weight belts. The facilities at Paya los Cancajos are also well thought out, with sun loungers and parasols to rent, alongside use of public toilets and showers.

Nearest town/city

Breña Alta

Type of beach



  • Diving & snorkelling


  • Restroom/toilets

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