El Hierro, what to see and what to do
Here you will find information and advice for your Holidays in El Hierro. This is a free online travel guide for all those who go on vacation to El Hierro, in the Canary Islands of Spain.
If you are looking for information on what to see and do during your holidays on El Hierro, this is the ideal place for you.
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What to know about El Hierro
Many of the beaches of El Hierro are difficult to access, so tourists bathe in small coves and natural pools.
At 1,500 meters high, Malpaso is its highest mountain.
The geography of El Hierro
The island of El Hierro is located in the Atlantic Ocean and is one of the smallest islands in Spain.
It is also one of the least populated islands, declared a Biosphere Reserve and Geopark by Unesco.
El Hierro has an airport, next to the capital: Valverde.
The climate of El Hierro
The climate of El Hierro is not as arid as the climate of the Sahara.
The capital of El Hierro is cool, with an average temperature of 18 °C in summer and 11 °C in winter.
In summer, the average temperature in the north of El Hierro is about 26 °C. The south registers 4 °C more than the north.
The water temperature in El Hierro
The water temperature of El Hierro is 18 °C in winter and 20 °C in summer.
Summary of the history of El Hierro
The Bimbache, related to the African Berbers, were the aboriginal people of Hierro.
In the 15th century the island would be conquered and repopulated by Normans and Castilians.
This island would be visited by Christopher Columbus during his second expedition to America.
During the 19th and 20th centuries, El Hierro would become the destination of many illustrious exiled politicians.
Public buses in El HierroClick here to see all the regular bus lines on El Hierro .
Taxis in El Hierro
If you need a taxi in El Hierro, call this number: +34 922 55 11 75
Ferries to El Hierro
Tenerife - El Hierro
- Travel time: 2 hours
- Login: All year round
- Naviera Armas: Tel. +34 91 010 98 89