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 with fantastic landscapes and a unique flora that awaits you on this small and special island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. Staying in a holiday villa on El Hierro or country house is ideal for experiencing El Hierro and the hospitality of its inhabitants.
With its 280 square kilometer area, El Hierro offers ideal conditions for hikers. There is a variety of landscapes 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 the land thanks to the exposed location of the island. It’s for a reason that the international competition for underwater photography takes place every year at El Hierro. For those who prefer to stay on the surface, the natural Charco Azul seawater pool offers a unique experience. And even if you do not wish to swim on seawater you can also check our villas on El Hierro with private pool.
The climate of the Canary Islands is subtropical and mild throughout the year thanks to the influence of the Canary Stream. The temperatures fluctuate between 18 ° C and 25 ° C. In the south of the island it can be warmer and in the north much cooler. El Hierro is a well known destination for its many country villas to rent for your holidays.
An island with lush vegetation does not come without rain. The Passat brings reliable, moisty 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 from May to September it does not rain at all.