El Hierro

Offering a serene and uncrowded experience, El Hierro remains a hidden gem compared to its more visited Canarian sisters. Its diversified landscapes - from volcanic cliffs to verdant forests and tranquil ocean waters - make El Hierro a delightful spot for nature enthusiasts.

Where is El Hierro?

El Hierro is the second-smallest, southernmost, and westernmost of the Canary Islands, an autonomous community of Spain, located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa. El Hierro is also the most western and southern of the Canary Islands and has three municipalities: Valverde, which is also the capital, Frontera and El Pinar.

The Meridian Island

The Smallest and Least Visited of the Canary Islands

El Hierro is famous for its blend of volcano-formed landscapes, lush greenery, and rugged cliff coasts, offering fantastic opportunities for hiking, diving, and stargazing. The entire island is a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, reflecting its commitment to conservation and sustainable development.

What Can I See and Do in El Hierro?

Mirador de la Peña
Enjoy a Spot of Stargazing
Explore the Scenery

Mirador de la Peña

Mirador de la Peña is a viewpoint located on the eastern coast of El Hierro. Designed by the famous Canary Island artist César Manrique, the architectural marvel perfectly integrates with the surrounding natural environment and is perched about 700 metres above sea level. Expect to find breathtaking panoramic views of the El Golfo Valley, the Atlantic Ocean, and in clear weather, the distant islands of La Gomera and La Palma

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