5 reasons why we love El Hierro


El Hierro, also known as Isla del Meridiano, is a charming little island and fantastic holiday destination. As the smallest of the Canary Islands, it’s somewhat surprising how much El Hierro has to offer; for all ages and types of holiday-maker. The small island is a great place to relax and explore, as a World Biosphere Reserve with lava fields, volcanoes and cliff and coast scenery.

Despite potentially being the least-known and least-visited of the Canary Islands, we love the tiny and volcanic El Hierro – check out our top five reasons why!

1. Charming capital city

The island’s capital of Valverde is a charming, quiet city, filled with steep streets and beautiful panoramic landscapes. The city is home to the 18th century church of Santa María de la Concepción, as well as Cristo de la Columna, a Genoese sculpture, for history-lovers to discover. A day in the city promises tranquility and relaxation under the warmth of the Spanish sun.

2. Gorgeous climate

El Hierro offers a subtropical oceanic climate on the coast and a spring-like climate across its capital city. The island is very mild and sunny for most of the year, bringing hours of sun to its visitors and an average temperature of 21*C in the summer months. If you desire brilliant weather on your holiday, the best time to visit El Hierro is from May to mid-October where you’re promised to catch lots of Spanish rays!

3. Magical Charco Azul

El Hierro’s El Golfo valley hosts the hidden gem of Charco Azul, an idyllic natural seawater pool protected from the ocean by a natural rock barrier. This is a brilliant sunbathing spot, surrounded by gorgeous turquoise waters and beautiful hidden gem on the quiet island.

4. Totally self-sufficient

As well as being a Biosphere Reserve, El Hierro has become the first fully self-sufficient island in the world out of renewable sources of energy. A holiday to the unique island – which measures less than 50 kilometres from one end to the other- assures to be incredibly eco-friendly.

5. Great for water-sports

El Hierro is a scuba-diver’s paradise in particular, offering warm, crystal clear waters and fantastic marine life. Diving, paragliding and sailing are also popular across the island’s waters – those looking for outdoor fun under the sun are promised a great time here!

Where to? Your holiday in El Hierro with Travelopo

As the #1 holiday website on the planet, you’re sure to find your dream holiday villa or apartment in El Hierro across the Travelopo portfolio.

With a dedicated team of advisors, we are perfectly positioned to help you book your high-quality El Hierro villa/apartment, at the best possible price. You can also arrange your flights, transfers, airport parking, car hire and travel insurance safely and securely through our online booking service! From traditional holiday homes to modern, luxury villas, you’ll find the perfect base for your break through our plethora of professionally maintained holiday rentals in El Hierro.

Book your El Hierro holiday with Travelopo today!

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