A relaxing swim with calm seas and volcanic views in El Hierro
El Hierro offers one of the Canaries’ most valuable treasures, and the full potential of the island really cannot be appreciated without stopping by here. Despite its small size, the cove of Tacorón in the south of the island is a veritable gem and deserves to be visited year round in order to enjoy the most peaceful Atlantic waters in the entire region: not for nothing is this part of the ocean called the Sea of Calm (Mar de las Calmas). It's an unforgettable place, where a palette of ocean blues mixes with volcanic blacks and hues or red and ochre on the hillside of El Julán. A totally unspoilt destination with soft, multi-coloured sands that is perfect for a relaxing swim.
A beach and natural pools near La Restinga, in the south of El Hierro
This gem of a place it thankfully easily accessible. The road leading to the southern tip of El Hierro turns to the right shortly before its destination: the coastal town of La Restinga. From there it's a short walk to the beach and natural pools that are well worth a visit - low tide is the best time to go. The strange cave of lava rock provides a shady contrast in a corner of the island with guaranteed sunshine and spectacular sunsets. The sea invites you to get to know her and her attractive natural pools, and the wood-fired pizzas on offer in the beach bar are also worth getting to know!