Puerto Tazacorte, La Palma

General comment. Puerto Tazacorte marina was a welcome surprise. Clearly well run, busy with transiting and other more permanent yachts and boasting a broad range of facilities. In particular and relative to Santa Cruz on the E side of the island, PT benefits from significantly warmer weather at least in the early months of the year. Although there is little in the way of local cutural attractions here, there is ready access to the many hiking trails especially in the Caldera Taburiente, some 30 mins from PT........ Well worth a visit.
Specifically with reference to the 2016 (?) edition
p343 still no ferry service BUT initiative under way to attract cruise ships to the harbour (the outer harbour appears to be built for such)
p344 no change to listed tariffs. Janet Gomez still there and very helpful. Although no anchoring permitted in outer harbour, it is possible as we evidenced
p345 There is now a new cafe restaurant in operation alongside the marina office. Regrettably closed when we visited on a Wednesday. Air services include direct EasyJet flights from LGW. Chart service no longer available.
Outlook. The marina has plans for a major expansion in 2019 which will incorporate inter alia a 100 ton travel lift, expansion of repair area to accommodate larger yachts and catamarans, berthing facilities in the outer harbour for tall ships and also a dinghy sailing school

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