El Hierro was considered for centuries as the "end of the earth," before explorers made it a starting point for their discoveries. Known as the "Meridian Island", its habitat remains untouched and its culture attached to its roots, making it an ideal destination for those who want an unusual holiday.
This island is distinguished by its varied landscapes and geography. On it, you will find a great landslide, which happened 50,000 years ago, when much of the land fell into the sea, resulting in the steep Gulf Valley.
The steep slopes of this bay are home to an ancient laurel forest, and imposing ridges abruptly mark the change of landscapes, having much drier scenery in Sotavento, with stands of ancient pines and moors leading to the rocky coast.
The variety of the terrain is fascinating and is home to rich, mostly endemic wildlife. This island is home to the giant lizard, once thought to be extinct. Such is its wealth and value, that 60% of El Hierro has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
- El Hierro is one of the least visited Canary Islands. You will be surprised with its cultural and natural richness.
- Life on this island is unique. If you want an unusual holiday, this place is for you.
- Its climate is characterized by clear skies, low rains, radiant sun and a temperature ranging from 19º to 23ºC.
- Its geography will allow you to go from the mountain to the sea in just a few steps.