El Hierro is the youngest island in the Canary archipelago. The rugged mountain landscape reaches its highest point at the summit of Malpaso. The geographic conditions together with the influence of the trade winds has created a variety of microclimates. It is an ideal island for a holiday surrounded by nature: fantastic landscapes and a unique flora awaits you on this small and special island in the Atlantic. The stay in the holiday house is ideal for experiencing El Hierro and the hospitality of the inhabitants of the island.
With its 280 square kilometer area, El Hierro offers ideal conditions for hikers: a variety of landscapes are to be explored, from volcanoes and lava caves to pine forests, green meadows and archaic laurel forests. The topography of the island is divided into three regions: the rather barren high plateau in the north-east of the island, the sloping south-west and the fertile Valle del Golfo with the only flat coastal section of the island.
With 46 diving spots, El Hierro is a popular destination for divers from all over the world. The underwater world is as diversified as on land and thanks to the exposed location of the island with a great variety of marine animals. It is not for nothing that the international competition for underwater photography takes place every year at El Hierro. For those who prefer to stay on the water surface, the natural Charco Azul seawater pool offers a unique experience.
The climate of the Canary Islands is subtropical and mild throughout the year thanks to the influence of the Canary Stream. The temperatures are between 18 ° C and 25 ° C, in the south of the island it can be warmer and in the north also much cooler.
An island with lush vegetation does not come without rain. The Passat brings reliable, moist air from the north, where it rains on the slopes. Even in the summer months you have to reckon with precipitation. The south is much drier and in the summer months May to September it does not rain at all.