El Hierro guide to El Hierro Spain
El Hierro is in the south-west of the Canary Archipelago and is the smallest and most westerly of the Canary islands of the archipelago. Valverde is the capital of the island that is triangular and has a coast of cliffs. The Island Rises out of the Atlantic to it’s highest peak "Malpaso" (1,501m), the small and remote El Hierro covers an area of just 278 squared km’s. El Hierro consists of an enormous 1,000 meter high half crater that is open to north. The scenery is varied and the land suitable for cultivating grapevines and for other agricultural activities.
This little island offers a landscape of great beauty, more than half of which is protected by the Natural Spaces Act. Spectacular cliffs of up to 1,200 metres high and twisted lava formations contrast sharply with the gentle rolling hills at its centre. The abundantly lush vegetation is another of El Hierro's treasures.
El Hierro is as rich and sweet as the pineapples that grow in its fields - ripening in the sun and watered by the mysterious mists that cover them from time to time. It is also strong and robust, like their wines - produced in considerable quantities.
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