Cheap Holidays to El Hierro
El Hierro is a quieter choice to it's neighbouring islands and with it's beautiful landscapes and many areas only accessible by foot, El Hierro is a popular choice with hikers.
El Hierro temperatures range from 62ºF (19ºC) in January and 77ºF (25ºC) in August, there are moderate or strong winds nearly all year round.
The trade winds bring a high degree of humidity which condensates on the slopes with rainy season usually lasting from November to March, though even in the summer months its best to be prepared with waterproof-jackets.
Out and About
El Hierro is the smallest of the Canary Islands and conserves it's environment as nature first created it so you will not see the large amounts of bars, hotels and an abundance of activities like you will find in the larger, more touristy resorts.
Although there is not a huge amount of water sports available there is ample opportunity for diving. There are 25 known dive sites and several diving centres so if you want to explore the calm waters, this is the way to do it.
Other popular sports here are paragliding which is the perfect way to take in some of the beautiful views of the island and horse back riding which is great for exploring the rugged coastal paths and lush green forests.
The sight of El Sabinar is one not to be missed. The trunks of 300 or so Juniper trees have been bent out of shape by the wind and are now eerie sculptural shapes.
For those who want to escape the crowds then El Hierro is the place for you.
Out for lunch!
El Hierro is like many other Canary Islands and loves cheese, it is a firm favourite on the island. The island itself produces its own cheese, wine and liquer. One of the most popular dishes in El Hierro is Quesadilla, not the Mexican type but a sweet cake made up of local cheeses. These can be found in little restaurants in the local areas., mainly on cliffsides. Food on the island is very tasty and some of the local dishes include stews, hot pots, fish or chorizo sausages.
The island is full of restaurants and cafes, bars and snack bars. You can dine in any of these and they serve anything from International dishes right through to traditional dishes. All Inclusive hotels are scattered around the island as are self catering accommodation making it easy to enjoy the local cuisine.
Flight Time - Flight to Tenerife (4 hrs 30 min) then either boat to La Estaca Harbour (2 hours) or small plane to Valverde airport (40 mins)
Currency - Euro
Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars and Cafes - mixed
Best Time to Visit: All year round
El Hierro Deals
Here are just a few offers. To book your next holiday to El Hierro, use the search box above or browse the offers below.
Book with Confidence. sunshine.co.uk is an ABTA Member.
Find your holiday cheaper elsewhere and we'll refund the difference.
We don't add hidden extras. All flights include hold and hand luggage.
Should a supplier cease trading, we can claim your money back.
See what else our customers are saying about us
Cheap Holidays 2014Our aim is to offer you cheap holidays, while offering exceptional customer support.
When we say "cheap holidays", these are the same holidays you can get everywhere else, but by not having an expensive call centre or sales staff working on commission, our prices are hard to beat.
We're so confident our holidays are cheaper that we offer a Lowest Price Guarantee, if you can find your holiday cheaper anywhere else we'll refund the difference AND throw in an extra £5!
We also show you the prices of our cheap holidays right from the start, with no hidden charges. All unavoidable fees and taxes are included in the price, not added on later in the booking process. We even include basic baggage charges in all our flight prices.
Sharm el Sheikh
Playa de las Americas
Puerto del Carmen
United Arab Emirates