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Barlovento is a city in the Northern part of the island of La Palma, is part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The landscape of the entire municipality, predominantly rural, with the only city - heterogeneous: small coastal plain steeply towards jagged peaks of the Caldera de Taburiente from the highest point, Pico de La Cruz (2350 m). Since the shore here is rocky, and the weather is often cloudy and dull, tourists in this part of the Canary Islands not so much. Despite this, on-site Barlovento is a lot to rent traditional houses "Casas Rurale", and in the area of Laguna de Barlovento, an artificial lake with the largest on the island reserves of fresh water - is a large recreation zone and campsite. Laguna is located in the heart of the Laurel groves, and is of great interest from the point of view of ecology, because there is a huge variety of bird species. In addition, here begins a few trails for exploring the North-Western part of the island of La Palma.

Near the lighthouse Faro de Punta Cumplida in the town of Punta del Corcho you can find another tourist area with restaurants and natural pools of La also Resheph. La also Resheph is a complex of three ponds of natural origin that were equipped for swimming. Despite the fact that the ponds were slightly modified during the development, they have retained their natural beauty.

Among the other attractions of Barlovento can be called a volcanic crater and lookout on the slopes of montaña La Laguna and montaña El Molino. And the Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario, located in the center of Barlovento, is the main religious building of the city. It is notable architectural elements of the 16th century and valuable carved image of the virgin Mary, dated to the same period. Also on the territory of the municipality there is a beautiful subtropical forest.