In addition to the four biggest islands Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote there are 3 more that belong to the main islands of the Canaries. We have already posted about La Gomera and La Palma. Now we would like to provide you with some information about the final island El Hierro and tips for you to know – Work placements on the Canary Islands.

El Hierro is the smallest of the bigger islands and also known as the jewel of the Atlantic Ocean.

The island contains a densely covered plateau in its centre with almond groves, pine trees and other coniferous trees and steep cliffs along the coast. In the north and north-west, wine and fruit cultivation as well as a pasture landscape is typical. In the south mainly small volcanos and lava rock can be found.

In respect to tourism, the island is rather quiet and offers unspoilt nature. The lighthouse Faro de Orchilla, at the south-west tip of El Hierro, for a longtime was thought to be the “end of the world“. There are beautiful trails through the juniper forest of El sabinar with bizarrely shaped laurel and juniper trees and a fantastic view of the north coast, which you can enjoy during your work placements on the Canary Islands. The landmark of El Hierro is a juniper tree deformed by wind.

Additional information:

El Garoe the holy tree – near San Andres in the centre of the island
Faro de Orchilla
El Golfo Valley
Iglesia Santa Maria de la Concepción
Village of Guinea – small village, redesigned as an ecological museum
Centro de Recuperación del Lagarto gigante de el Hierro – breeding station for near extinct Giant Lizards
Pozo de la Salud

Sportive activities:

Fishing
La Lucha Canaria (Wrestling)
Paragliding
Diving
Hiking