Breña Alta (Spanish for Upper Breña) is a municipality on the eastern side of the island of La Palma, in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. The ayuntamiento (municipal office) is in the town of San Pedro, at 350 m above sea-level, and only 9 km south of the island's capital Santa Cruz de la Palma . Breña Alta lies on the main highway encircling the island, just north of La Palma Airport. Until the 17th century the area was known as Breña, but was then divided into Breña Alta and Breña Baja.
|Autonomous community||Canary Islands|
|Province||Santa Cruz de Tenerife|
|• Total||30.82 km2 (11.90 sq mi)|
|Elevation||350 m (1,150 ft)|
|• Density||230/km2 (600/sq mi)|
Breña Alta has a fishing port, an artificial beach at Bajamar, and an industrial area. The municipality is known for its tobacco production. There is a 100-year-old dracaena tree near San Isidro. There is also a zoo called Maroparque.
The municipality has 13 subdivisions, or "parishes" (population figures from 2005):
- Botazo (pop: 389)
- Breña (pop: 509)
- Buenavista de Abajo (pop: 484)
- Buenavista de Arriba (pop: 605)
- La Cuesta (pop: 684)
- Las Letas (pop: 464)
- El Llanito (pop: 758)
- Miranda (pop: 711)
- San Isidro
- San Pedro (municipal seat) (pop: 2,434)
- El Socorro
- Las Vueltas
- "SUPERFICIE, PERÍMETRO Y ALTITUD DE LOS MUNICIPIOS DE CANARIAS" (in Spanish). Instituto Canario de Estadística (ISTAC). Archived from the original on 2012-12-04.
- Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.