San Andrés y Sauces, in the northeast La Palmas, is a double town between the gorges Barranco del Agua and Barranco de la Herradura and has 5,000 inhabitants. The houses of the picturesque, dreamy old town of San Andrés, palm-lined squares and the splendidly decorated fortified church of San Andrés Apóstol (16th century) bear witness to the long colonial history of the town. Below San Andrés, there is a steep coast. During Corpus Christi and the feast of the patron saint on November 30th, San Andrés is in a lively popular mood.
Museum and Arts and Crafts in Sauces
The younger Sauces ("willows"), today the seat of the municipal administration, has buildings that are not very old except for the church "Nuestra Señora de Montserrat". Above the Plaza and the Town Hall is an ethnographic museum (currently closed), a tourist information center and a craft center in the old Gofio mill "El Molino Regente". On 27 April, Sauces celebrates its feast of saints for the Virgen de Montserrat, originally venerated in Catalonia.
Rum and fish in Puerto de Espíndola
In the nearby harbor Puerto Espíndola (on the road to the Charco Azul to the north), which was unfortunately very functional, you can still have a look at some fishing boats from the fish restaurant there. The local rum distillery sells rum from La Palma or miel de caña (sugar cane syrup). The festival of the harbor place is, as for all fishing places, "Virgen del Carmen" on the 16th of July.