Nature and rural tourism in El Hierro
The Frontera Rural Park is a large area where nature and rural tourism are combined in the youngest of the Canary Islands. El Hierro is a Unesco Biosphere Reserve and at 268 square kilometres is the most western and southern of the Canary Islands. It’s also the point where, centuries ago, the world ended as far as the European cartographers were concerned. The southern and western part of the island is a rural tourism idyll: Frontera Rural Park, where man and nature still co-exist in peace.
What to do in Frontera Rural Park
The mountainous island of El Hierro has forests, arid areas and an infinite number of volcanic cones. This unique mosaic of landscapes and residential pockets never fails to surprise. On the same day visitors can bathe beside a marine reserve, feel the centuries of history recorded in the tree trunks of a juniper forest and walk down pathways between woods and rain-forests that reflect times gone by. And if your energy levels start to flag, you can enjoy a dish of 'vieja' (a tropical parrot fish) with potatoes and mojo sauce beside one of the Canaries’ few marine reserves.