Las Playas Natural Monument

Las Playas Natural Monument, in El Hierro
Las Playas Natural Monument, in El Hierro
Las Playas Natural Monument, in El Hierro
Las Playas Natural Monument, in El Hierro

A surprising landscape in the south-east of El Hierro

The Las Playas Natural Monument protects one of El Hierro's most surprising landscapes: the enormous marks left along the south-east coast by a series of massive landslides that affected part of the youngest of the Canary Islands. The result is an enormous amphitheatre, nine kilometres long and over 1,000 metres high, which faces out to sea captivates visitors, creating a secret tranquil space. Far from towns and villages, this is an ideal place for a very quiet holiday.

Views of the Bonanza rock and the National Tourist Parador

The views of this enormous semi-circular valley are incredible, from both the Las Playas and Isora viewpoints located in the summit, and from the pebble beaches at the bottom that gave the spot is name. Facing the valley, rising from the sea is the famous Bonanza rock, a volcanic rocky outcrop in evocative shapes that is today a natural symbol of the island. Down at sea level you’ll find one of Spain's luxury state-run National Parador hotels. This is a very peaceful valley, even though it is only 10 minutes by car from the main port on the island, La Estaca.

Isla El Hierro
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285 m

285 m

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