Things to do in El Hierro whilst self-catering Spain with NOVASOL!

If you are looking to enjoy villas in Canary Islands and are considering El Hierro, you will not be disappointed by how much there is to do, unless you were simply hoping to beach hop all week long, if so there are probably better Canary Islands for you to stay on. That isn’t to say that El-Hierrois without beaches (check out the cove of Tacorón), it’s just there is so much more to do and see, whether it’s diving, enjoying a walk with friends or visiting the local villages and soaking up the culture and history of El Hierro.


You will not need to do too much research if you enjoy your diving to find out that El Hierro is perhaps one of the best places in all of Europe for a truly inspiring dive experience. In particular the clear waters of La Restinga are incredibly popular for visitors to the island that enjoy diving. El Hierro’s volcanic geomorphology is responsible for a rich collection of dive experiences where you can find caves and underwater mountains. A sandy landscape that provides crystal clear water with visibility up to 30 meters. This transparency of water provides a community that is rich in flora and fauna. It’s not too expensive either with 4 dives and accommodation for 2 nights for just over a €100 per person. You could consider a flexible self-catering Spain break with NOVASOL and combine it with a dive experience?

Walking/Hiking in the Canaries

There is nothing stopping you from simply stepping outside your NOVASOL holiday homes Spain in El Hierro and immediately enjoying the landscape and nature that is undoubtedly very different to that which you experience on a daily basis here in the UK! And it will more than likely naturally inspire you to explore both nearby areas to your holiday home (Spain villas with pools) and villages, beaches and mountains further a field.

One of the most popular walks is of course up to the summit of Malpaso the higest peak on the island at just over 1,500 meters. Alternitively don’t leave the island without enjoying the views from Mirador de La Peña! And one of the great benefits of self-catering Spain is you can set the itinerary for the day, when dinner can fit around your plans rather than a Hotel timetable!

Visit the Local Villages

Valverdet he island’s capital is actually on a slope, around 600 metres above sea-level and is interestingly the only capital in the Canary Islands which is not on the coast. Valverde is divided into three districts: Tesine (in the upper part), La Calle (in the centre) and El Cabo (in the lower part). Except for the main road, the Calle Doctor Quintero Magdaleno (La Calle), the rest of the town is made up of steep alleys, that’ll keep you fit! In Valverde, you can visit, The Parish Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception built in the 18th century. Also the Ethnographic Centre of Casa de Las Quinteras, a handicraft museum or perhaps The House of Dr.Ghost and the House of the Count which are just two of the marvels of architecture to be found in the capital city.

Holiday homes in the Canary Islands

Wherever you choose to spend your holiday in one of our villas in Canary Islands home is, enjoy a visit to the small fishing village of Las Puntas. Las Puntasis in the North-East of the Valle del Golfo, close to the Integral reserve of the Roques de Salmor. A small jetty was built on one of the cliffs here,which was used by various islanders to embark upon the voyage of emigration in search of fame and fortune! The jetty is now know for the Hotel Punta Grande that dates back to 1884 and figures in the Guiness Book of Records as the smallest hotel in the world, indeed smaller than a good number of NOVASOL’s Spain villas with pools!