Pozo de las Calcosas

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.
Environment
Natural
Solarium
Localidad
El Mocanal

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Never leave waste of any type lying around, including cigarette butts. Leftover food leads to a proliferation of rats and wild cats.
- Do not throw any waste or other objects into the water.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants from the environment.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- Do not use soap or gel in the showers.
- Try to use ocean- friendly sun creams.
- Try not to alter the peace of the environment with excessive noise (loud music, yelling, etc.) or activities that might be bothersome, such as ball games.
- Pets are prohibited at many natural pools. Make sure you can take them beforehand.
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