Centro de Interpretación de la Reserva de la Biosfera

El Hierro

Housed in a 1970s social club (known as a casino), originally built by a returned emigrant from Venezuela, this environment and ecology interpretation centre focuses on the island's well-known commitment for a sustainable future (58% of El Hierro is a protected space).

Exhibits detail future plans and projects already underway, including a hydro-wind farm near Valverde and island-wide electric car charging points, as well as local history and traditions.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby El Hierro attractions

1. Mirador de Isora

0.89 MILES

From the 800m-high Mirador de Isora, perched on the Risco de los Herreños cliffs, the mountain falls away at your feet to reveal the smooth volcanic coast…

2. Roque de la Bonanza

1.55 MILES

Look offshore from northern Las Playas to spot this famed rock formation soaring 200m out of the water – it's a symbol of the island.

3. Mirador de Las Playas

1.94 MILES

Around 2km north of Las Casas and well signed off the HI4, the Mirador de Las Playas reveals a spectacular show of bottle-green pines tumbling down the…

4. Las Playas

1.98 MILES

Around 8km southwest of Timijiraque on the HI30, this spectacular (and breezy) 4km stretch of black-pebble beach with mirror-smooth seas is backed by…

5. Mirador de Jinama

2.17 MILES

About 3.5km southwest of San Andrés, the 1230m-high Mirador de Jinama opens up soul-stirring views over the mammoth amphitheatre that is El Golfo (of…

6. Mirador de la Llanía

3.11 MILES

Soak up the beauty of El Golfo's rambling agricultural expanses from this windswept lookout high above. It's a five-minute (signposted) walk north from…

7. Árbol Garoé

3.12 MILES

According to legend, the Bimbaches' ancient holy tree, the Garoé, miraculously spouted water, providing for the islanders and their animals. Today we know…

8. Plaza de la Candelaria

3.27 MILES

La Frontera's delightful plaza centres on the 19th-century Iglesia de la Candelaria, backed by benches and a fountain.