If you are travelling to Valverde for your holidays, the following information may help by giving you an overview of the resort and the surrounding area.
Valverde is the capital of El Hierro, or to give it it’s full title, Santa Maria de Valverde. Experience your Valverde Holidays in this tiny capital, compared to other capitals across the Canary Islands. It sits slightly inland and in an elevated position. Valverde is a pretty town, with some friendly local bars and restaurants, a small cinema, ample cash points, a pretty central plaza and church and on a clear day great views across to La Gomera, Teide and Tenerife.
A holiday in Valverde is a good base for a choice of amenities, plus you have easy access to the top little tranquil resort bases of Tamaduste and La Caleta. The volcanic rock pools at Tamaduste are just perfect for swimming on your Valverde holiday! Being elevated, it does get the mists a little, but for a walking base it’s perfect – just a short distance from the airport then off you go.
Most of Valverde’s houses are white, giving it a starkly brilliant look from a distance. The prettiest part of the town is around Plaza Quintero Nunez. Here you’ll find the Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion and the town hall. It’s a very pleasant place to sit, with fine views of the surrounding mountains. The church dates from 1767 and has an attractive bell tower.
Your holiday in Valverde is not complete without visiting the big festival – Fiesta de San Isidro – which takes place annually on 15th May. A lot of Canarian wrestling goes on around this festival. Also later in the year on the 8th December, Valverde celebrates the Fiesta de la Virgen de la Concepcion.
Getting to Valverde in El Hierro
You will need to fly to either Tenerife [TFS], or Gran Canaria [LPA]and then by boat or internal flight to El Hierro. Flight time from the UK : Approximately 4 hours.
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