A delightful hamlet with natural pools in the north of El Hierro
Perhaps the most unique of all El Hierro’s villages, this tiny hamlet, located in the smallest of the Canary Islands, doesn’t just invite you to marvel at the ancestral thatched roofs of many of the houses made of volcanic stone, but also offers you the chance to enjoy natural pools - one small, another large – that are partially protected from the Atlantic Ocean. You can also swim in the open sea, waves permitting. More than enough reasons to visit this area of El Mocanal in Valverde, the island capital.
Tranquillity and tradition under the gaze of a recycled Neptune
The houses here were built by fishermen for use during the summer months. You can get as far as the cliff top by car, where you’ll find two restaurants, but to get to the village below you’ll need to take a short and pleasant stroll, contemplating the incredible views of the sea and the winding coastline on your way. The stones, smoothed over centuries by the waves, serve as small tiles along much of the paths and just by the bathing area there is a curious statue paying homage to Neptune, made in 2007 from recycled materials. A place fit for the Gods if ever there was one.