El Hierro in detail

When to go and weather

  • The best months for hiking are September and October, with reliably warm, dry weather; in spring (March/April) the highland meadows are ablaze with wildflowers, though there may be some rain.
  • July, August and September, plus Easter, make up high season, when Spanish holidaymakers arrive; book cars and accommodation ahead.
  • June to early July and September, with temperatures around 25°C, are also perfect for lazing around at natural swimming pools or diving into La Restinga’s underwater paradise (though October is the top diving month).
  • If you’re on El Hierro in April, don't miss the Fiesta de los Pastores, in honour of the Virgen de los Reyes.