Mirador de Jinama

El Hierro

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 course, depending on the day, you could be looking at a big pot of cloud soup). Also here are a scenic (if windy) picnic spot and a small mango-yellow chapel.

This breezy lookout marks the top end of the ancient and popular Camino de Jinama.

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