El Hierro is the smallest and most southerly of all the Canary Islands, enjoying a reputation as a great nature-lovers destination. Once considered as the end of the world, until Columbus sailed the ocean from here in 1492, El Hierro will always feel remote, but this only adds to its charm.
Not only unique among the Canary Islands, but El Hierro is now also the first island in the world to become energy self-sufficient through a combination of solar, wind and water power. The entire island is also a UNESCO Geopark and is defined by its stunning landscapes of craggy coastline, lava-sculpted rocks, juniper groves, flower meadows and volcanic bad land.
Though there are not many beaches on the island, you can enjoy a unique swimming experience with a dip into one of El Hierro’s many natural pools. Divers can take advantage of the exceptional underwater world El Hierro has to offers, and explore the rich coral landscapes and unique marine life which surrounds the island. Hiking opportunities are abundant on El Hierro, with many cliffs and stunning viewpoints across the island to be discovered.