Tradition and flavour are the basis of El Hierro's gastronomy, a reflection of a small island society limited to the use of very characteristic local ingredients. At the Parador, you will discover an offer where the protagonists are the most representative products of Canarian cuisine, with special emphasis on fish.
Overlooking the waters of the Atlantic Ocean
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the rugged volcanic mountain, the Parador restaurant is the perfect place to sample delicious Canarian cuisine, with specialities such as watercress stew, wrinkled potatoes, cheeses and home-made almogrote (cheese spread). Some representative dishes include local fish such as the amberjack, the pompano, the alfonsiño or the viejas, and desserts such as fig biscuit with chocolate.
Type of kitchen
Caldo de queso herreño (El Hierro cheese broth), El Hierro fish with onion and papas arrugás (wrinkled potatoes), biscuit of figs from El Pinar.
A paradise for diving enthusiasts
One of the island's biggest attractions is diving. It has nearly fifty dive sites where you can explore a unique and lively underwater landscape. El Hierro has a large variety of landscapes, despite being the smallest of the Canary Islands. One of the most characteristic landscapes is in El Sabinar, where the junipers twisted by the force of the trade winds will make you feel as if you’re in an enchanted forest.
El Hierro shares one of Paradores' commitments: sustainability. It’s the first island to be self-sufficient in renewable energy sources.