Tips & Tricks
Mirador de El Tacorón (Highway HI-410) – located in the southern part of the island (toward Playa de Tacorón), is one of many spots at El Hierro that offer panoramic views of the island. The waters within this area are among the most beautiful anywhere in EL Hierro.
Villa de Valverde (island capital) — this is the only municipality on the island that is not next to the sea and it is located in the northeast. Villa de Valverde is the administrative and religious capital of El Hierro. At the end of the 15th century and the start of the conquest of the […]
Pozo de la Salud (38912 Frontera) – this 18th century well is located near the village of Sabinosa, on a seaside cliff made of porous lava. This lava lies on top of a substrate rich in clay making it, thus, almost waterproof. Therefore, the rainwater that filters down to the area is caught. The influence […]
Pozo de Los Padrones (38911 La Frontera) – this is a well combined with a gallery drilled into the cliff that allows access to an underground aquifer that supplies most of the water consumed on El Hierro. This construction is a great feat of engineering, due to the dramatic times of drought for the islanders […]
Mencáfete Reserve (Frontera Rural Park) — within the Frontera Rural Park and near Sabinosa is the Mencáfete Integral Nature Reserve. A place that looks enchanted because of its characteristic, humid juniper forest. The wanderer can discover the greenery of the mountains and laurisilva of El Hierro and—in its caves and other areas—endemic species in danger […]
Mirador de Isora (Highway HI-30) – this panoramic site, towards the town of Isora, located in the municipality of El Pinar, is at the southeast part of the island. Isora is certainly one of the island’s spots where first-time visitors can forget the stress of big city life, and enjoy the views of its white […]