Water with curative properties in El Hierro
Following the road in the direction of the El Golfo valley you will come to one of the most visited tourist places in El Hierro, the Well of Health, known locally as “Pozo de la Salud”. This is a medical mineral water spring, which has had curative properties attributed to it since the 19th Century. The scarcity of fresh water on the island led to the excavation of this well, and the excellence of the water soon made all who drank it feel better. Its fame reached such proportions that water was even exported to Cuba and Puerto Rico.
Balneario Pozo de la Salud
In 1949 the waters from this well were declared of Public Utility given their mineral properties, and their implication in easing rheumatic, skin and digestive problems. Today you can visit the structure of the old well, a symbol of the location. Nearby is the Spa, called the Balneario Pozo de la Salud, an establishment that specialises in taking care of the body, rest, nutrition and promoting health tourism in the Canary Islands.