When it comes to “Las Puntas” on the island of El Hierro, perhaps is coming to one of the friendliest places on the island. When it comes to “Las Puntas” on the island of El Hierro, perhaps is coming to one of the friendliest places on the island.
Located on the coast of “El Golfo”, and with just 300 inhabitants, “Las Puntas” played an important role in economic and development of the island, which had a small jetty was built in 1884, located on a rocky ledge from where started agricultural production throughout the region. You have to understand that the coast of El Hierro is abrupt, except a few places with accessible beaches and having a pier, seriously marked differences from other coastal towns in those days.
Today the pier is practically abandoned, but instead is which even today is the world’s smallest hotel, the “Hotelito Punta Grande,” with only 600 square feet and 4 bedrooms. From the pier you can enjoy extraordinary views of the sea walk of the Roques de Salmor and the Tibajate Special Nature Reserve. But what really impacts of “Las Puntas” is when the sea isn’t very calm, when the rocks of the coast tended to make a wall to the sea, with its roaring onslaught, is gradually eroding, offering an amazing spectacle of foam, water and salt. An obvious place to see and enjoy very quietly and slowly, as the island of El Hierro itself.