| ||Tijarafe is an area of natural and agricultural landscape on the west side of La Palma with houses spread out over a wide area.|
The village of Tijarafe has a small centre with narrow streets. The church, Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, was built in the 16th century in honour of the patron saints. The church contains wll known paintings and statues.
The Casa del Maestro, is a museum whicj shows much of the traditional way of life and culture of the people of La Palma.
Viewpoint El Time is one of the best on the island. The view is over the gorge Angustias, the Aridane valley and the coast of Tazacorte, Puerto Naos and towards Fuencaliente. There is another completely different viewpoint at Baranco Garome.
Tijarafe is an excellent walking area with a large number of well marked and maintained wanlking paths.
In Februari and March the thousands of almond trees burst into flower.
The Fiesta del Diabolo, the devils festival in Tijarafe is well known. At the beginning of September, during the festival week for the patron saints, the devil appears amidst the fireworks.
Under an enormous rock overhang is the bay Poris de Candelaria which is only reachable by boat or a steep twisting footpath. Traditionally this was a landing point for pirates and smugglers, today there is a stoney beach and some beach houses. It is an interesting place to visit, sunbathe and, if the sea permits it, a swim in the ocean.