El Hierro was considered the most western spot of the world for a very long time, which gave the island the name as the first Meridian Zero and it’s still known as the Meridian Island. El Hierro was designated by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve in the year 2000, with 60% of its territory protected to preserve its natural and cultural diversity.
It is the smallest of the Canary Islands, with scarcely 273km2. Its elevated orographical structure reaches it’s highest point at Malpaso peak, at 1.500 meters, and below it spreads laurisilva forest, pine mounts and sabinas forests. An incredible botanical mix that won’t leave you indifferent.
The coastline of El Hierro are steep, with an absence of sand beaches but plenty of natural coves of volcanic formations that seduces all who step in the island. The southeast half is framed by El Mar de las Calmas, an authentic wind sheltered area.
Another place that you cannot miss in your visit is Valle del Golfo. From the lookouts of La Peña and Jinama you will discover a dazzling vision from the whole Valle from the top part of the cliff. It’s also famous for its wines with denomination of origin and its banana’s and pineapple plantations.
All this makes El Hierro an authentic paradise for rural tourism, hiking, diving, eating and drinking. Come to discover El Hierro with El Tamboril Dive Center.