El Hierro Island ~ Getting to
know El Hierro
Island, Canary Islands, Spain
El Hierro Travel Video
Island El Hierro, is the smallest and farthest south of the
Canarian archipelago and Spain in the Atlantic Ocean. So it is
called as the land that has the latest sunset in Spain.
El Hierro is a
heaven for nature, hiking and diving lovers. The island is
Due to its not having sandy beaches like
the other islands, El Hierro is mostly preferred by the nature
lovers and this lets the island to stay in peace and not much
The island has about 10,600 inhabitants and made
up of several towns.
El Hierro has a
perfect natural beauty with its evergreen lands, mountains and
The beautiful flora, fauna, mountainous lands and underwater
environment reward the
island as the most beautiful one to make nature activities such
as hiking and snorkeling.
Places to Visit and See
in El Hierro Valverde is the center of
El Hierro Island. It has altitude of 600 meters.
El Golfo in the western part of the island, is a rugged
mountainous area where, not so long ago lava engendered a series of
defiles along with numerous cones that reach the highest altitudes found
on the island.
Ermita de los
Reyes is a pilgrim way in the western island. The biggest
fiesta of the island is organized in July in 4 years period.
Along the east part of the island, the tall peaks of the region
of Garoé stands. It is an array of relatively recent
volcanic formations such as the Caldera de Ventejis,
while the southwest is ridged with cliffs and crags topping the
Las Playas escarpment.
Most holidaymakers make a daily visit to
El Hierro for a nice
hiking and snorkeling activities in their Canary
How to Get to
El Hierro’s airport (Phone: +34
922 55 37 00) is small one and located 12 km. outside of Valverde. There are
flights to El Hierro from Spain mainland by the Spanish airlines
of Binter Canarias (Phone: +34 902 39 13 92; www.binternet.com)
via Tenerife and Gran Canaria.
Puerto de la Estaca is the port of El Hierro. The fast
ferries from Los Cristianos
takes you to the island's port of Santa Cruz de la
Palma. (The Fred Olsen (Phone: +34 902 10 01 07;