El Hierro, the smallest of the Canaries
El Hierro is a beautiful island covered with hilly volcanos. The Herreños are proud of their island with the fertile Golfo-valley and the evergreen, rolling plateau in the heart of the island.
The landmark of El Hierro: In the very southwest you can admire some bizarre, age-old juniper trees, the remains of erstwhile extensive juniper forests. In former times these extremely bent specimens were, as opposed to the rest of the forest, allowed to stay, as handling the twisted wood wasn’t convenient.
The smallest of the Canaries is also the youngest island: Three million years old it is still in an early stage. Other than on the neighbouring islands, you won’t find the typical monumental rock formations of erodet volcano cores and hardly any barrancos (canyons), instead you will be enchanted by the softly rounded volcanic cones covering El Hierro. The widespread lava fields in the south witness the last eruption in the year 1793.
El Hierro is a hikers’ paradise. The majority of the most beautiful landcapes are accessible only on foot. Slow down, reduce the pace, and discover secluded sandy beaches and unspoiled nature.
Known places on El Hierro
Since 2004 I mediate holiday homes, apartments and rental car bookings on the smallest & western Canary islands La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma. The first years I was living in Vallehermoso (La Gomera) with my family. For some time the office is situated in Germany, and I travel to the most beautiful islands in the sea several times a year.
I know all accommodations, all house owners personally, take the photos myself and regularly check the quality of the houses on site. My program is small and fine: I only offer holiday homes in which I feel comfortable and which I can really recommend. So to get to know the islands far from the tourist paths, you’ve come to the right place at GOMERA individual: it’s Canarias auténticas.