Useful tips for Valverde bus groups with ‘what to see’ and ‘what to do’ items and ‘bus- friendly’ or must see tourist sites in Valverde. Check our list of attractions before planning your bus tour with a stop or departure in Valverde. Let us know if your favourite attraction or ‘bus-stop’ is not there and you think we should add it to our list of Valverde highlights.
Transportation from El Hierro Island is usually by ferry from el Puerto La Estaca (Stake Port). Tourist groups that choose to travel to El Hierro Island via airplane will arrive at the island airport called Aeropuerto de El Hierro (El Hierro Airport), located in the municipality of Valverde, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from the capital city of the island. As this province has lots touristic activity the bus with driver rental companies in El Hierro are widely available.
To start your trip in bus or minibus rental with driver around El Hierro, we suggest visiting some of the nature sites. We love the El Hierro Nature Park (Parque Natural de El Hierro), which is located between the cities of Frontera and Valverde and boasts varied flora and fauna due to the different climates at different altitudes. You also shouldn’t miss the Garoé National Nature Park for Birds (Parque Natural de Interés Nacional para las Aves de Garoé), which has volcanoes and the sacred Garoé tree. Continuing the tour, it would also be appropriate to visit Gorreta and Salmor, which has numerous cliffs and rocks which are home to a great variety of marine birds, and Timijiraque, which isn’t as big but offers immense beauty in the form of its giant cacti (known as cardonales) and ravines, which were formed over millennia and are the oldest part of the island.
Like many other cities, Valverde has created cycling routes so that people can ride bikes around the city as well as the rest of the island of El Hierro. Currently you can rent bicycles from Hierro Aventura or Buceo La Restinga, both of which are geared towards tourists and not only rent bikes but also offer guides for bike tours through the city, horseback-riding trails, kayak trips, boat excursions, and airplane tours.
You can rent a bus in Valverde for you group in the city or in El Hierro Province. One trip you definitely don’t want to miss: Summit Viewpoint (el Mirador de la Peña), this wooden and stone building is some 700 meters (2300 feet) high; from here you can see the entire gulf valley. You can also enjoy delicacies at a restaurant with a view.
Calcosas Well, located about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from downtown heading toward the sea. This extremely beautiful place has some well-preserved buildings made of volcanic rock with palm leaf roofs. See some great vistas while enjoying the nature and tranquility of this great place to relax and enjoy yourself not far from the ocean. Furthermore, the only two natural swimming pools fed directly by the Atlantic Ocean are not far from this beautiful spot, so come take a swim!
Without getting too far from the city you can enjoy the beaches, such as Tamaduste Beach, a tranquil beach with crystal waters and black volcanic sand. Other beaches near Valverde that are worth visiting include Playa de la Estaca, Playa de las Playas, and Charco Manso.
Take a walk through the city and enjoy the fresh air, visit The Church of Santa María de la Concepción, which was built in the 18th century, and is home to a very interesting work of art, The Christ of the Column (el Cristo de la Columna), and enjoy the fresh air of La Villa.
If you want to rent a bus for an excursion or trip that starts or ends in Valverde, we suggest that you include these stops in your itinerary:
On Dacio Darias Avenue. This is a bar/café where you can enjoy the most delicious candy along with an exquisite coffee; they also have hamburgers and pizza.
Considered the best example of architecture in the city. Its blue dome really stands out. Located between Tinte Street and Tesifonte Gallego Street.
After spending all day in a bus, this park is a great place to stretch your legs. It’s only 35 kilometers (22 miles) from downtown Valverde in the Sabinosa area. As you arrive at Sabinosa you can see one of the prettiest sabine trees that has been cordoned off and has a security guard. A little further down the walkway you can see an area that’s full of sabines that have been twisted by the wind, forming quite a spectacle.
Located on San Francisco Street. This restaurant serves traditional Spanish cuisine in the middle of the city. They offer a daily menu composed of tapas (traditional Spanish snacks/appetizers) of the day, delicious breakfasts, natural juices, and Venezuelan empanadas.
Located on Belgara Street. This restaurant offers a menu based on Canarian cuisine accompanied by Venezuelan wines. Their most famous dishes are the deboned grilled rabbit and the fire-grilled barbeque.None