The Island of El Hierro

The island of El Hierro is unique and very special. For the last five hundred years the Canary Islands have been a stepping stone between Europe, America and Africa; providers to Europe of sugar, wine and fruit, and more recently their beaches and resorts have become the destinations of a massive tourist industry. El Hierro, the westernmost island of the archipelago, has always been on the periphery and ignored by history. That is its charm. A quiet, far from ostentatious beauty that just makes you feel good. Here there are no football hooligans, no noisy discotheques, no crowded beaches, no high-rise hotels, no polluting industry, no stress. Everyone has a right to “get away from it all”. That’s what El Hierro is for.

But that doesn't mean we lag behind. Our roads are good and so are our communications with the outside world by sea and air. If getting here is sometimes expensive, we consider it an advantage: we see fewer unwanted visitors! Technologically we are up to date and our public health service is excellent

The island is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and is one of the Spanish Geoparks. We will one day be 100% self-sufficient in electrical power generated by a combined windfarm and hydro-power station.


At the entrance to one of our three tunnels this fellow has been waiting for years. Perhaps for you!


 For a detailed description of the island you might like to consult www.westernmostisle.com

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