El Hierro was believed to be the end of the known world until the discovery of America. Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, it boasts a wide range of landscapes. Spectacular cliffs, towering up to 1,200 m, and twisted lava formations stand in stark contrast with the central massif, crisscrossed by rolling meadows and a vast forest of Canary Pine, wax-myrtle, heather and juniper, their branches bending in the wind. El Hierro’s rugged coastline conceals beneath its transparent waters a magnificent seabed, teeming fascinating formations, a veritable paradise for underwater fishing and diving. The island’s crystalline waters and ecosystem make it an ideal spot for underwater photography world championships, as well as a few days to get away from it all.
The cruise ship quay at La Estaca Port has depths of between 10 and 14 m and a berthing space of 223m.
Approximate duration 4 hours:
- El Hierro Giant Lizard Reproduction and Research Centre and Mirador de La Peña
- Valverde, La Frontera and Miradores de Jinama and La Peña, and tasting of locally produced cheese and wine.
Approximate duration 7 hours:
- El Hierro Giant Lizard Reproduction and Research Centre, Valverde, mountain barbecue.