El Hierro

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.

Accom­mo­da­tion El Hier­ro
Hol­i­day homes and apart­ments on El Hierro
Tabea Zier­au

GOMERA individual

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.

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