Tips & Tricks
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 […]
Roque de la Bonanza (HI-2, 38910 Villa de Valverde) — this peculiarly shaped rock surged upwards from the marine depths in Las Playas. There is a volcanic jetty and underneath, there is a wealth of flora and fauna. Tourists with cars can also drive closer to this large rock which is supposed to resemble a […]
Parque Rural de Frontera (Frontera Rural Park) — located in the western part of El Hierro, the park covers an impressive area of 120 km2. Frontera Rural Park is proof that man and nature can co-exist. It’s unique mosaic of landscapes and pockets of small residential areas never fail to surprise visitors. Experience first-hand the […]
Parque Cultural de El Julán (HI-400, 38914 El Pinar) — apart from the incredible coastal views on offer from this site, the exhibition center holds the most important cultural findings of El Hierro – petroglyphs scratched into the lava flow by the native Bimbache people (the ancient inhabitants of El Hierro). To this day, no-one […]
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 […]
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.