Faro de Orchilla Viewpoint

The Orchilla lighthouse sits on the western side of El Hierro facing the sea. Until a few years ago, it was the prime meridian. This iconic corner of the smallest Canary Island is really off the beaten track. The lighthouse is easy to reach by car. Located in Punta de la Orchilla, you should go to see the sky and the golden sunsets and to breathe in the peaceful air.
Watch the star-spotted sky at any time of the year
The sky at Orchilla Lighthouse is perfect for those who enjoy stargazing as there is no light pollution. You can admire multiple constellations all year round, but Taurus brings in the autumn.
Localidad
El Pinar

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, which pose a serious threat to the fauna.
- 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.
- 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'.
- Respect and look after the different items of public furniture (information panels, railings, seats, lighting, binoculars and telescopes, etc.).
- Respect the signposting along trails. Leaving the set paths and spaces causes damage to the environment and could also be dangerous for you and anyone with you.
- Try not to alter the peace of the environment with excessive noise (loud music, yelling, etc.).
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