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Flag of the Canary IslandsHierro

This is the most westerly of the islands of the archipelago. It is triangular and has a coast of cliffs. There are over 7,000 inhabitants. With a surface area of 278km2, it is the smallest of the islands. In the centre, there is a high plateau and its highest point is Malpaso (1,501m). It looks rugged and mountainous, with sheer cliffs reaching into the sea. An exception is the inlet called El Golfo, a 14km stretch of slopes with forests, which is an interesting, curious place. Its soil is fertile and there are several elevations with pine, beech and savin-tree forest. The peaks have numerous volcanic craters.

Valverde is the capital of the island. It has 3,600 inhabitants and is a pleasant, picturesque place with beautiful gardens and kitchen gardens and a lovely square, from where the sea and the other islands can be seen. It has an interesting church-cum-fortress. El Puerto de la Estaca lies at a distance of five kilometres and the airport only a few kilometres from the capital.

The island of Hierro is an ideal place for peaceful holidays in touch with nature. The Parador lies about 10km from Valverde.


It lies on the inlet of El Golfo and is a rich wine-growing area of the island.


It is famous for its medicinal waters.

La Restinga

It lies in the south of the island and is an excellent area for surface and underwater fishing.

El Tamaduste

It is a large natural pool of crystal-clear, calm waters.


It lies in the centre of the plateau and is very interesting because of the pyramids of ash in the green fields.

From Malpaso there is a magnificent view of El Golfo and the whole island.

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