San Andrés y Sauces

San Andrés y Sauces is a municipality on the island of La Palma, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. It is situated in the northeastern part of the island. The population of the municipality is 4,473 (2013)[3] and the area is 42.75 km².[1] The elevation of the largest village Los Sauces is 250 m. Los Sauces is 14 km north of the island capital Santa Cruz de La Palma. The municipality takes its name from the villages Los Sauces (the seat of the municipality) and San Andrés, 1.5 km southeast of Los Sauces, at the coast.

San Andrés y Sauces
La Palma municipio San Andrés y Sauces.svg
San Andrés y Sauces is located in Canary Islands
San Andrés y Sauces
San Andrés y Sauces
Location in Canary Islands
Coordinates: 28°48′20″N 17°46′30″W / 28.80556°N 17.77500°W / 28.80556; -17.77500Coordinates: 28°48′20″N 17°46′30″W / 28.80556°N 17.77500°W / 28.80556; -17.77500
Autonomous communityCanary Islands
ProvinceSanta Cruz de Tenerife
IslandLa Palma
 • Total42.75 km2 (16.51 sq mi)
 • Total4,112
 • Density96/km2 (250/sq mi)


The main crops are bananas and the root vegetable taro (Colocasia esculenta), locally called ñame. A minor crop is sugar cane, which serves for the only distillery in the land that manufactures Ron Aldea, a rum.

Points of interestEdit

  • the laurel forest of Los Tilos
  • traditional architecture, mainly in San Andrés
  • Puerto Spíndola, a small fishing port
  • Cuevas de los Murciélagos, volcanic caves that are home to several bat species. Interesting fossils were found in the 1980s.

Historical populationEdit

Year Population
1991 5,392
1996 5,438
2001 5,351
2002 5,226
2003 5,102
2004 5,012
2013 4,473


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Instituto Canario de Estadística, area
  2. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  3. ^ Instituto Canario de Estadística Archived 2014-04-19 at the Wayback Machine, population