Puntagorda is a popular little town in the north-west of La Palma between the municipalities of Garafia to the north and Tijarafe to the south. The pine forests rise above the town towards the top of the island while below, the sweeping landscape flows down to the sea. And conveniently, with the LP1 main road running just above Puntagorda town rather than through it, life in town stays pretty much in the slow lane.
However, access to the town from the main road is very easy with several entrances, although admittedly this does tend to confuse the uninitiated! With the help of the kilometre road markers, it's good to know that you can dodge down any of the roads between 76km and 77km and you will quickly reach the town at one point or another.