Apart from the wide range of sports and outdoor activities you can do here, there are plenty of spectacular natural sites to be seen, some excellent cuisine to be sampled and lots of other things to do and see.
One of the most spectacular sites on the island is the enormous El Golfo depression. It’s a broad semi-circle that drops off into the sea from a staggering 700 metres, in places.
The beachareas are also well worth a visit. They’re surrounded by a massive amphitheatre of imposing cliffs that have now been declared a national monument because of their geo-morphological value. Timijiraque, in particular, is fascinating!
An absolute must see is the Ventejis mountain range. It’s located in the north east of the island. Ventejis is stunning and the views are superb. This the site where the Garoe Holy Tree was knocked over by a storm in the XVII century
Frontera Rural is the largest park on the island. There are a huge variety of ecosystems existing here. Some interesting places include; El Julan, where you’ll see some fascinating rock engravings and aboriginal ruins; and La Restinga, the area with the most recent volcanic activity.
Other sites on the island no to be missed include; the El Hierro Craft Centre in Valverde; the Guinea Eco Museum, in Frontera; the Punta Grande Hotel (the smallest hotel in the world!); and the Conservation & Research centre, in Frontera (home to the famous Salmor Lizards.
Don’t leave without trying the superb Vina Frontera Blanco. It’s definitely the best white wine on the Canary Islands. Try it with the local cheese (a blend delicious of cow, sheep and goat milk) - very tasty!
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