Cala de Tacorón

El Hierro

Baking in a near-ceaseless sun, Tacorón's stark yet tranquil volcanic coves abutting a sapphire sea are loved by swimmers, sun-soakers, kayakers and divers (many of the La Restinga–based companies come here). A rustic log-and-branch picnic area overlooks twinkling natural pools accessed by little ladders, behind which rises a sweep of rust-and-black coastline, all 9km northwest of La Restinga (signed off the HI4).

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Nearby El Hierro attractions

2. Parque Cultural de El Julan

3.45 MILES

Closed indefinitely for renovations at research time, this modern exhibition centre highlights one of the island's most important cultural sights, Los…

3. Mirador de Tanajara

3.49 MILES

Soak up El Pinar's pine-fringed mountainscape from this 911m-high lookout platform at the western end of Taibique.

4. Hoya del Morcillo


At the heart of El Pinar, 3km west of Las Casas, this shady recreational area is a beautiful spot to rest among the pines, with a football field,…

5. Centro de Interpretación Geológica


On Taibique's main road, this small cultural centre presents interesting exhibits about the geology of the Canary Islands, including extensive focus on El…

6. Bodega Elysar

3.84 MILES

Under the watch of self-trained viticulturist Ambrosio Martín, family-run, 2015-founded Bodega Elysar works with traditional island grapes (negramoll,…

7. Mirador de la Llanía

4.97 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…

8. Mirador de Las Playas

5.38 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…