El Hierro: the most characteristic municipalities for sightseeing

The Canary Island of El Hierro is for many one of the most, or perhaps the most beautiful , of the entire archipelago. Although it is the smallest of the seven, the truth is that its landscapes are a true paradise in which, in addition, there is great peace and tranquility. But this is not synonymous with the fact that there is no life on the island. It is a place that offers many possibilities for tourism. On this occasion, we are going to focus on the most characteristic municipalities that have a very special charm .

Los Llanillos village

This municipality stands out for being located along the El Golfo valley. In it, you can see the classic houses with flat roofs and bare and colored corner stones. In addition, they are usually surrounded by beautiful gardens .


This village, which is located north of Valverde, lets see the typical stone constructions of the building of the island with the particularity of observing the vines grown in volcanic ash.

In addition, there are also many agricultural gardens . You should not leave this municipality without tasting its blackberries or without taking the route that leads to the Charco Manso, which is a natural pool set up on a rugged coast with lava arches and bufaderos.



This area contrasts with the volcanic character of the island, as it is full of fruit trees . The quiet life of this municipality is based on agriculture and livestock, as well as artisan work. A tranquility that is contagious as soon as you set foot in the municipality.

The points

One of the charms of this town is that it is fishing . In addition, it is very close to the Integral Reserve of the Roques de Salmor. The small jetty that was built on one of its cliffs is worth seeing.


In this town you should not miss the old wine presses and the cube-shaped houses. Here, in addition, is the Mirador de la Peña , which was declared a Site of Cultural Interest. And, of course, you have to be interested in the legend about the old bimbache princess who betrayed her people for the love of a Castilian soldier.