Centro Etnográfico Casa de las Quinteras (Calle Armas Martell, Villa de Valverde) — first time visitors can come here to view the traditional clothing, ceramics and other crafts that locals make here. There’s also an excellent craft shop for where locally-made souvenirs can be purchased. Free admission. Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Monday-Saturday).
Centro de Interpretación Vulcanológica (HI-4, 8, 38917 La Restinga) — from October 2011 to March 2012, there were ongoing volcanic eruptions of various sizes underwater about two kilometers from the fishing village of La Restinga on the southern coast. This center documents the causes of the volcanic eruptions and describes the events of 2011 via […]
Centro de Interpretación de la Reserva de la Biosfera / Interpretation Center of the Biosphere Reserve (Calle Ferinto 32, 38915 Isora) — although the islanders of El Hierro tend to live simply, the island is incredibly advanced technologically. It already offers free Wi-Fi across the island, and the long-term plan, which is on display at […]
Calle Doctor Quintero (Valverde) — La Calle, which is how residents refer to the main street (Calle Dr. Quintero), is home to a few clothes boutiques, shops selling gifts and accessories, banks, book stores, restaurants, cafés and several eateries. El Secreto is one of them. This vintage hide-away defies convention with its colour scheme and […]
Asador Artero (Calle Artero 20, 38913 Tigaday) – grilled meats are a specialty at this restaurant. Seafood is also worth ordering here, along with tapas. Local Spanish wines are also available. A suitable restaurant for eco-tourists passing through the Frontera area.
Bajada de la Virgen Festival (Villa de Valverde) – this religious event, held every four years, is dedicated to the patron saint of El Hierro (Virgen de los Reyes), who was credited with ending a dangerous drought that the island endured in 1741. This event is attended by virtually all of the island’s residents, […]
Bar Cafetería Chachi (Calle Travesía del Pino 42, 38914 El Pinar) – this is one of the smallest bars in El Pinar (the southernmost part of El Hierro). This is still a worthy pit stop for beer-thirsty eco-tourists returning from excursions in this part of the island. There’s also Wi-Fi, where visitors can check their […]
CAR RENTALS – the following car rental agencies operate in El Hierro: Autos Bamir: +34 922 551 291 Avis: +34 922 092 330 Cicar: +34 922 551 539 Europcar: +34 911 505 000 Pepecar: +34 902 996 666
Campanario de Joapira (38911 Las Frontera) – this bell tower, located on a small reddish mountain that serves as a panoramic view, was refurbished in 1957 and dedicated to the Virgin de los Reyes (the island’s patron saint). The Canarian community in Cuba provided financial help to finalize such work. The bell tower was built […]
The volcanic island of El Hierro is the smallest of the Canary Islands (at just 268 square kilometers, with a population of just 10,798 inhabitants). This island was colonized in the early 1400s by the same explorer (Jean de Bethencourt) who also founded the neighboring Canary Island of Fuerteventura on behalf of the Spanish crown. […]