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Happily lost in the boondocks of La Palma

The Fifth Pine Tree is a popular expression which has ended up being used to define a place that is far away. But today we are referring, not to the expression, but rather to the restaurant El Quinto Pinowhich is in the municipality of Fuencalientein the south of La Palma. It is not that far away from anything, but it is a place to get lost. To lose sight of your worries and see everything from a different perspective.

Lately many of our walks and adventures end up in Fuencaliente. Every time we go there, Fuencaliente has a lot to offer! So - as we have all the time in the world - instead of getting caught up in talking about several places at the same time, we are going to take it easy, corner by corner.

It had been a long time since we had been to this restaurant. What a big mistake! It won't happen again! Our plan came about after seeing a sign in the networks it announced: "Chillout atmosphere, sunset, tapas, cocktails, and the participation of Victoria, the troubadour of the south, magical and intense poetess".. I admit that although I was looking forward to the plan, I was a bit sceptical about the whole "magical and intense poetess" thing, but I said: "Well, at least they warn, and he who warns is not a traitor. Let's get carried away and see what it's all about".

At about 7.00 pm we stood there, with our bodies both tired and relaxed, still covered in salt after a great day at the beach. You could say that we went in with a predisposition to enjoy ourselves. And this is very important. Over time I have come to realise that, in almost any situation, they can offer you gold and silver or the stars and the moon, but if you don't go in with an open mind and a predisposition, nothing good is going to happen! This may sound like a very silly thing to say, but even so, remember it and keep it in mind.

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We are fascinated by The Groundhog. This small tavern is a place to pamper the soul and the palate. A fun and informal décor and a terrace from where you can see a lush landscape of banana trees and the sea in the background make it the ideal place to generate that wonderful holiday feeling.

Among the gastronomic offerings of this great little place we find: natural juices, beers, local wines; a variety of cocktails (gins, mojitos, sangria, and many others, with and without alcohol); a menu based on tapas, including dishes off the menu. We can't fail to mention a few vegan and vegetarian burgers that are absolutely to die for.

To garnish the proposal, all this is served accompanied by a great atmosphere and indescribable sunsets, the kind you can't resist posting on Instagram.

Eventually they organise events such as live performances, DJ sessions, brunch with friends...

How could it not be among our favourite places? Highly recommended! 😍👌

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