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Sightseeing in El Hierro Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

El Hierro can be safely called the most unusual island of the Canary archipelago. It’s very small, but that doesn’t detract from the dignity of this wonderful corner of the planet. All the territory of the island is a series of interesting natural attractions; attention worth historical objects can be found there too. In addition, El Hierro has dozens of great beaches, so the island is popular among tourists preferring to spend time at the coast. The island is home to about 10,000 people. El Hierro has managed to keep not only its amazing nature, but also unique colour.
A choice of attractive places for beach vacations on El Hierro Island is very large. Its precipitous coast is a series of secluded coves and natural pools, while coastal waters affect with … Open
The capital of the island is the town of Valverde . That’s a very picturesque and colorful town literally drawn in rich greenery. One of the most prominent attractions of the capital, Punta Grande Hotel , is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. The fact is that this hotel was recognized the smallest accommodation place in the world, so it’s known far beyond the borders of the country and is very popular among travelers.
La Deesa Forest is worth noting among the outstanding natural attractions of the island. It’s the only nature reserve in the world, where sabina grows. The size of this tree is pretty impressive, and its height can reach 8 meters. The tree has very unusual look, as its trunk is a complex web of branches; it’s simply impossible to confuse it with other rare tree. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The most famous and popular accommodation place among travelers is Punta Grande Hotel. That’s an outstanding historical monument and one of the smallest facilities in the world of … Open
Hikers should definitely go to the Cape Orchilla which is a layer of lava. This is where the old lighthouse, the most westerly lighthouse in Spain, is situated. More recently, Cape Orchilla has been literally believed to be the end of the world, there was held the prime meridian.
El Hierro The town of El Pinar is ideal to learn about the culture and traditions of the indigenous population. There is a lot of interesting craft shops, where you can buy unique musical instruments, baskets and crafts of wood, as well as amazingly beautiful handmade canvas. In the northern part of the island there is the picturesque valley of El Golfo ; all of its territory is occupied by beautiful orchards and vineyards. Travelers will have an opportunity not only to walk through the scenic surroundings, but also to visit several local wineries, as well as get the best products of them.
A choice of attractive places for beach vacations on El Hierro Island is very large. Its precipitous coast is a series of secluded coves and natural pools, while coastal waters affect with … Open
Those who want to see the most valuable historical monuments of the island have to visit the village of la Frontera . For many hundreds of years, locals have managed to cherish the cultural traditions of their ancestors; they are proud to represent their legacy to guests from distant lands. The village has the small open-air museum, the main artifacts of which are old houses of indigenous people with a fully preserved interior.
The highest point of the island and one of its main attractions is the natural peak Malpaso . Its height is 1,500 meters; climbing to the top of the mountain doesn’t require special training, so everyone can do that. This wonderful place is the best fit for admiring the scenery, as all areas of the island are clearly visible from the top of the mountain. That’s only a small part of the entertainment options available to guests of El Hierro.
The most famous and popular accommodation place among travelers is Punta Grande Hotel. That’s an outstanding historical monument and one of the smallest facilities in the world of … Open
El Hierro is an ideal destination for fans of beachside recreation and scuba diving. Not far from the capital, vacationers will find charming Tamaduste Bay. This coastal area is a fabulous place to enjoy the calm sea and tender sun. Locals are the majority of visitors of this beach. Pozo de las Calcosas is a very unusual beach. There are several comfortable and calm small bays in this part of the resort. It is a very comfortable place for family tourists. Romantic travelers also love to come and spend their free time there. Close to the water, there are several charming bungalows built with black stones. Without a doubt, a stay in such an unusual place will be simply unforgettable.
El Hierro 257 Playa de Arena Beach is equally popular with locals and guests of the city. This sandy beach has a well-developed infrastructure, and there are several charming restaurants and cafes in its territory. Playa del Verodal is usually referred to as the most beautiful beach on the island. It has amazing gold colored sand, but it is not that simple to reach the beach. Boat is the best way to get there, so there are usually not many people on Playa del Verodal. Vacationers can easily find a boat that will take them to the beach and pick them up later.
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National and city parks around El Hierro Island
♥   World Heritage Site 'Garajonay National Park' , 82.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Majona' , 89.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Cumbre Vieja' , 94.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nacional Park 'La Caldera de Taburiente' , 111.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nacional Park 'El Teide' , 141.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Spain: things to see

Spain is famous not only for its rich historic heritage, but also for great choice of entertainment and unparalleled atmosphere of hospitality. Buildings constructed yet during the Roman Empire times are considered the main architectural landmarks of the country. In big cities of Spain travelers will always find museums of history and archaeology, art galleries and exhibition halls. … Open
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