El Hierro attractions

Top Choice Natural Pool in El Golfo

La Maceta

Taking a refreshing dip is a dream at La Maceta, arguably top pick among El Hierro's beautiful natural coastal pools and just as popular with herreños as with visitors. There are several different pools of varying d…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Northern & Eastern El Hierro

Mirador de la Peña

Designed by famous Lanzarote-born artist César Manrique in 1989, the clifftop Mirador de la Peña (just a kilometre west of agricultural hamlet Guarazoca) is one of El Hierro’s most mesmerising attractions. Mist perm…
Church in La Dehesa

Ermita de Nuestra Señora de los Reyes

Made all the more intriguing by the long history and strong tradition behind it, this whitewashed, rust-roofed, pine-fringed 18th-century chapel conceals the image of the island’s patron saint, Nuestra Señora de los…
Museum in El Golfo

Ecomuseo de Guinea & Lagartario

El Hierro's premier cultural site, this open-air museum combines two in one. The fascinating Casas de Guinea encompasses a volcanic cave and 20 traditional houses dating from the 17th to 20th centuries – previously …
Forest in La Dehesa

El Sabinar

Sculpted by nature into wild shapes that look frozen in time, the beautiful and surreal wind-twisted sabinas (juniper trees) that grow across the hillside at El Sabinar have become the island’s symbol. Undoubtedly s…
Historic Site in San Andrés

Árbol Garoé

According to legend, the Bimbaches' ancient holy tree, the Garoé, miraculously spouted water, providing for the islanders and their animals. Today we know it’s really no miracle – mist in the air condenses on the tr…
Lighthouse in La Dehesa

Faro de Orchilla

Though robbed of its status as Meridiano Cero by the UK's Greenwich in 1885, the concrete lighthouse that marks the most southwesterly point in Spain remains an island icon. With an astonishing seaside cliff perch, …
Natural Pool in Echedo

Charco Manso

The narrow HI151 meanders 4km north from Echedo, past shrubs and volcanic rock, to these natural saltwater pools dotted with spectacular lava arches. On a fine day the clear turquoise waters are heavenly, though at …
Historic Site in Los Llanillos & Sabinosa

Pozo de la Salud

El Hierro's famed Pozo de la Salud (Well of Health) was long known for miraculously healing local cattle, but has been recognised for its mineral-rich healing properties since the 18th century (in the mid 19th-centu…
Historic Site in El Pinar

Parque Cultural de El Julan

Closed indefinitely for renovations at research time, this modern exhibition centre highlights one of the island's most important cultural sights, Los Letreros, where a scattering of indecipherable petroglyphs was s…