This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in El Hierro.
The island El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, belongs to the Canary Islands. This Spanish archipelago far away from the mainland is only a hundred kilometres west of Morocco. El Hierro covers a surface of only two hundred sixty square kilometres, and therefore it is the smallest of the seven main islands. Compared to the other Canarian islands, the number of tourists visiting the El Hierro every year is quite low.
It also has the nickname Meridian Island (in Spanish, Isla del Meridiano), which dates back to the sixteenth century. The so-called Punta de Orchilla cape on the island marked the Zero Meridian until the late nineteenth century. The island is very environmentally friendly. Renewable energy and self-sufficient energy production are very important to the local government. Rent a car on the island if you want to get around. It is the fastest and most convenient option.
The island has different climate zones depending on the area. You can experience desert climate, typical subtropical climate, and hot arid weather. The ocean influences the temperatures a lot and rainy days rarely occur. In fact, you get rainfall only around twenty days a year. The maximum temperatures are more than twenty degrees Celsius all year around. In summer, the average maximum temperature hover around twenty-six degrees Celsius.
If you want to spend your holidays on the island, you can find all sorts of accommodations. El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain hostels, hotels, and guesthouses are available. Do not expect massive resorts with a lot of luxury. Almost all hotels and hostels in El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, are comparatively small and cosy. If you want a huge amount of hostels and hotels from which to choose, then El Hierro is not your holiday destination.
El Hierro and its coastline is very suitable for divers, as the island offers forty-six dive sites and the marine life is colourful and spectacular. Nature lovers appreciate the lava features, unspoilt forests, and panoramic sea cliffs. You should not miss the sacred tree of El Hierro; it is located in the town of San Andrés and it has become a true symbol of the island. In the north of the island, you can find the Guinea Ecomuseum. The place is full of history and even the houses of the first colonists are still preserved there.
Written by local enthusiast for El Hierro hostelsFlo