Los Cancajos

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Typical hotels and apartment complexes in Los Cancajos.
Los Cancajos Beaches

Los Cancajos is a small tourist resort in the Canarian island of La Palma. Its resident population is 713 (2013).[1] It is located in the municipality of Breña Baja on the east coast of La Palma, between the island capital, Santa Cruz de La Palma, and La Palma Airport.

History[edit]

The area used to be dominated by salt pans, which fell into disuse, leaving a large, flat area, and was designated for a tourist resort in the 1980s.[citation needed]

Tourism[edit]

Los Cancajos has several small beaches of black sand, protected by artificial breakwaters, with some rocky coves and headlands, and a palm-tree lined promenade along the shore. As of 2013, there were 3,724 beds in hotels and tourist apartments in the municipality of Breña Baja (most of which are situated in Los Cancajos), making up about one third of all accommodation on the island.[2]

Climate[edit]

Los Cancajos has an hot semi-arid climate which is heavily influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. The following climate chart is from the La Palma Airport, located 2km south of Los Cancajos:

Climate data for La Palma Airport 33m (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 27.0
(80.6)
31.0
(87.8)
32.8
(91)
36.6
(97.9)
32.4
(90.3)
29.4
(84.9)
38.4
(101.1)
38.0
(100.4)
36.8
(98.2)
34.4
(93.9)
31.6
(88.9)
28.1
(82.6)
38.4
(101.1)
Average high °C (°F) 20.6
(69.1)
20.7
(69.3)
21.2
(70.2)
21.6
(70.9)
22.6
(72.7)
24.1
(75.4)
25.5
(77.9)
26.3
(79.3)
26.6
(79.9)
25.5
(77.9)
23.5
(74.3)
21.8
(71.2)
23.33
(74.01)
Daily mean °C (°F) 18.1
(64.6)
18.0
(64.4)
18.5
(65.3)
18.9
(66)
20.0
(68)
21.7
(71.1)
23.1
(73.6)
23.9
(75)
24.0
(75.2)
22.8
(73)
20.9
(69.6)
19.3
(66.7)
20.77
(69.38)
Average low °C (°F) 15.5
(59.9)
15.3
(59.5)
15.7
(60.3)
16.2
(61.2)
17.4
(63.3)
19.2
(66.6)
20.7
(69.3)
21.4
(70.5)
21.3
(70.3)
20.2
(68.4)
18.3
(64.9)
16.7
(62.1)
18.16
(64.69)
Record low °C (°F) 9.4
(48.9)
10.9
(51.6)
10.2
(50.4)
10.0
(50)
11.0
(51.8)
15.2
(59.4)
14.9
(58.8)
16.7
(62.1)
16.4
(61.5)
15.3
(59.5)
10.0
(50)
10.0
(50)
9.4
(48.9)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 49
(1.93)
57
(2.24)
33
(1.3)
19
(0.75)
7
(0.28)
2
(0.08)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
12
(0.47)
41
(1.61)
70
(2.76)
80
(3.15)
372
(14.65)
Average rainy days 5 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 2 5 7 8 40
Mean monthly sunshine hours 141 146 177 174 192 188 222 209 187 175 140 138 2,106
Source: Agencia Estatal de Meteorología[3]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 28°39′04″N 17°45′35″W / 28.65111°N 17.75972°W / 28.65111; -17.75972