Luxury hotel holiday Parador de El Hierro El Hierro

Situated right on the seafront on the undeveloped island of El Hierro in the Canaries, the Parador de El Hierro is a three star hotel with a pervading sense of seclusion and exclusivity. With rooms and restaurant decorated in the colours of the sea, this hotel provides simple luxury that complements its sublime surroundings. Spend your holiday exploring this fantastic island, walking along black sandy beaches, navigating volcanic craters, or simply enjoying the sun by your hotel. The island of El Hierro suits relaxed travellers looking for a long beach holiday, as well as those stopping for just a few nights as part of a longer tour of the Canary Islands.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Tenerife South
  • Ferry crossing Tenerife to El Hierro
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de El Hierro, El Hierro

Situated right on the seafront on the undeveloped island of El Hierro in the Canaries, the Parador de El Hierro is a three star hotel with a pervading sense of seclusion and exclusivity.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 3

Location The hotel is directly on the beach, near the small village of Las Casas on the island of El Hierro.

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Tenerife South Airport

Distance from airport The hotel can be reached by a connecting flight from Tenerife to El Hierro or by ferry

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Bar, Garden, Gym, Turkish Bath, Mini Golf, Children's Play Area, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Seasonal Outdoor Swimming Pool, Hot Tub.

Out and about nearby

The island is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, visit its Interpretive Centre to learn more about the Biosphere reserve. Perhaps visit the historic Orchilla lighthouse, the examples of traditional architecture at La Pena Viewpoint, and the rock formations of El Roque de la Bonanza. For more cultural exploration of El Hierro, visit the Ethnographic museum, and perhaps even the Lizard Rescue Centre and Guinea Eco-museum. Areas of natural beauty include the Bascos Viewport, El Golfo Valley, Isora Viewpoints and the La Restinga hiking route.

Sports nearby

Mountain Biking, Sailing, Fishing and Diving. The hiking route of La Restinga.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights

From about

£840

Holiday Code EXH1725

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de El Hierro, El Hierro

Parador de El Hierro is a three star hotel the stretches out onto the sandy shore of the exclusive island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands. Its dynamic, fascinating location is rich in natural beauty, and is complemented by the simple luxuries housed within the Parador's walls. The white-washed hotel stands out against the black sand beach and the steep ridge of the volcanic Las Playas Mountains behind it, a landscape which captures the essence of the tropical, exclusive El Hierro, the least developed of the Canary Islands. The crystal clear azure waters make this an ideal destination for diving enthusiasts and those who enjoy swimming in the sea. The colonial-style terracotta-coloured roof tiles, white-washed facade, and dark-wood framed windows immediately establish this hotel as a comfortable and attractive idyllic retreat. Inside, the design is primarily traditional, with a colourful ambience typical of the Canary Islands. Stone pillars, plush furnishings, and wooden chairs and tables break up the spacious public rooms, and in the 47 bedrooms, the soothing blue palette brings the freshness of the sea inside. Most rooms have excellent sea views, and all are graced with the gentle murmur of the waves to help send you off to sleep at night. A seasonal outdoor swimming pool is open to cool the hotel's guests in the summer, on a terrace which juts out into the sea. The hotel's restaurant has a homely feel, serving delicious local produce, with intriguing traditional furnishings. The informal bar serves drinks late into the evening. To fully enjoy your sublime scenery, we would recommend taking a coastal walk under the refreshing shower of spray from the sea as it crashes against the rocks. The island of El Hierro itself is home to a wealth of exotic species and green subtropical vegetation, which surrounds the three star Parador de El Hierro. Alternatively, while away the hours in the sun on the dramatic black sand beach. This holiday is best suited to guests looking to experience the calm and tranquillity of an off-the-beaten-track destination, and a luxurious return to nature.

Room descriptions

Parador de El Hierro has 47 rooms with air-conditioning, laundry service, telephone, LCD television, safe, Wifi, hairdryer, and room service. All rooms have either twin or double beds.

Standard Double or Twin
Superior Double or Twin

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights

From about

£840

Holiday Code EXH1725

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de El Hierro, El Hierro

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Parador de El Hierro, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Tenerife South. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. El Hierro is reached by ferry from Los Christianos in Tenerife which is a 15-minute taxi ride from the airport. The ferry crossing takes about 2 hours and 45 minutes. The hotel is a 20 minute drive away on arrival. We recommend that we book a private car transfer for you. If you are combining hotels and islands, you may want us to book a hire-car for you.

Additional information

Children: Children are welcome and those under 2 years stay for free. For children under 13 years there are special rates when sharing a room with 2 parents.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights

From about

£840

Holiday Code EXH1725

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de El Hierro, El Hierro

About Canary Islands

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Canary Islands includes a selection of four and five star beach resorts which cater for families and couples alike. The Canary Islands can be found sitting off the western coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. Warmed by year-round sunshine, the Canaries feature otherworldly landscapes of volcanic craters, lava deserts and cute coves with black-sand beaches. Meanwhile, steep hillsides and terraced farmland gives way to peaceful fishing villages and characterful old towns. In the west of the archipelago are the mountainous islands of Tenerife, La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera. Expect black-sand beaches and buzzing resorts along Tenerife's coastline whilst the interior is dominated by the dormant Mount Teide volcano. Meanwhile the three smaller islands remain relatively unspoiled, with landscapes including terraced hillsides, craggy cliffs and subtropical rainforests. The eastern isles consist of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, each with a unique atmosphere and plenty of attractions. Gran Canaria is home to sprawling resorts as well as stunning scenery with forests, mountains and sand dunes; Fuerteventura is an arid and sparsely populated island with a desert-like landscape and long stretches of white sand beaches; while Lanzarote is a rugged island where lava flows have solidified to create a lunar landscape which contrasts with sandy beaches and green valleys. Due to their location in the Atlantic Ocean just 60 miles away from the coast of Morocco, the Canary Islands' cultures fuse African, Latin American and European influences, creating a unique identity which is quite different to that of the Iberian Peninsula. Contrary to popular belief, there is no want for authenticity here....

Highlights of the Canary Islands

There is great variation between the different islands which make up the Canaries, with each destination offering much for visitors to enjoy during their luxury holiday. Tenerife: Teide National Park, an area surrounding the volcano with stunning natural landscapes. Traditional towns such as La Orotava and La Laguna. The Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Fuerteventura: Untouched white- and black-sand beaches which surround the island. Betancuria, the island's former capital which is now a picturesque town. Primitive stone dwellings in the village of Poblado de la Atalayita. Lanzarote: The Fire Mountains, a number of volcanoes which form part of Timanfaya National Park. The modern yet charming city of Arrecife. Teguise, an old-fashioned town which hosts a weekly market with folk dancing. Volcanic caves at Jameos del Agua. Gran Canaria: Picturesque towns and fishing villages such as Puerto do Mogán and Agaete. Undulating sand dunes at Maspalomas, a protected nature reserve. Botanical gardens in Tarifa. Cave complexes in the valley of Barranco de Guayadeque. Views of the volcanic crater at the Caledra de la Bandama. The old quarter of the island's capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. La Palma: Santa Cruz de la Palma, the island's colourful capital where you will find cobbled streets, buildings with pretty wooden balconies and a full-sized replica of Columbus' ship. Caldera de Taburiente National Park, set in a volcanic crater at the island's centre. Picturesque villages including El Paso which is still known for its silk production. El Hierro: The extensive network of walking trails which traverse the volcanic interior of the island, designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Natural seawater pools along the coastline, as well as excellent scuba diving opportunities. La Gomera: San Sebastián, the island's main town where Christopher Columbus stayed before sailing to the New Wold. Stunning natural scenery including terraced hillsides, subtropical rainforest, dramatic gorges, steep cliffs, picturesque coves and black-sand beaches. Garonjay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Gastronomy of the Canary Islands

Due to the geographical location, gastronomy in the Canary Islands incorporates elements of Spanish, African and Latin American cuisine. A staple of Canarian cuisine is fish, which may be grilled, baked, salted or dried in the sun, along with shellfish which is also abundant. Bananas and tropical fruits are all grown across the islands, whilst rum, Malvasía wine and goat's cheeses are also produced. Key ingredients include ‘Gofio’ (cornmeal which is used in bread and stews), ‘Mojo’ (a sauce which contains either coriander or chili peppers and is frequently served with fish and meat) and ‘Papas arrugadas’ (a kind of jacket potato which is cooked in salt water). Typical dishes include ‘Sancocho’ (boiled fish served with potatoes), ‘Puchero canario’ (a hearty stew made with meat and vegetables) and ‘Bienmesabe’ (an almond cream dessert).

Festivals on the Canary Islands

January to February: Canary Islands Music Festival. February: Carnival celebrations. March: Holiy week celebrations. 29 April: Festival of the Aborigines, April to May: Cheese Festivals, 30 May: Day of the Canary Islands, May/June: Corpus Christi celebrations, 14 to 15 June: Festival of Saint John, marking the beginning of summer. July: Festival of the patron saint of fisherman. July: Canary Islands Jazz festival. 14 to 15 August: Festival of Virgen del Candelaria.

Climate of the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands' year-round sunshine, clear skies and spring-like temperatures make them a suitable holiday destination for all seasons. Winters are mild with average temperatures of around 17 degrees, whilst summers are warm with temperatures of around 24 degrees. Most of the islands are cooler and wetter in the northeast thanks to the trade winds which prevent the temperatures from getting too hot in the summer.

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