Playa de Tacoron

Playa de Tacoron, El Hierro: Address, Playa de Tacoron Reviews: 4.5/5

Playa de Tacoron
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BorisBrusselaar
Brussels, Belgium1,246 contributions
Couples
It is a wonderful place to spend a sunny day close to the water on the island and perfect spot for snorkelling. It does not have a lot of Sandy part rather rocks but it’s well equipped so people can access the water.
Written January 8, 2020
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Alex M
London, England, United Kingdom34 contributions
Couples
This is a very small natural bay in an old lava flow with a narrow opening which keeps the sea calm enough for swimming. Several swimming pool steps have been placed around the bay making it easy to get in and out of the water and several thatched huts with BBQ fireplace have been built and provided with wood so that people can cook their lunch there. Is very popular with locals and there is a great small cafe to have food.
Written May 1, 2016
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HenriCloete
Trondheim, Norway155 contributions
We stopped here one afternoon during our stay in La Restinga. The area is beautiful and there are several bays that are excellent for snorkelling.
Written January 22, 2022
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NomadicTraveller7
Fuerteventura9,977 contributions
Couples
If you do not want to swim it is hardly worth visiting Playa de Tacaron. It is incorrectly called a Playa as there is no beach just swimming from volcanic rocks, with some metal steps to get into and out of the water. One would not come to El Hierro for this Playa.
Written December 14, 2015
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Jerseylolly
Jersey, UK89 contributions
Family
About 10 minutes drive from La Restinga (which does not have a very attractive beach) is the quiet and secluded little cove of El Tacoron. Picnicked at one of the many table installations. The bathing is in sheltered rock pools. Admired the wonderful sunset. There is a little bar/cafe providing drinks and basic food (sandwiches) until 6 p.m.
Written March 17, 2016
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AlanR555
Bideford, UK93 contributions
Solo
Cala de Tacaron is on the most sheltered coastline of El Hierro. It is often possible
to swim there when winds/waves are strong deterrents elsewhere. It is also warm -
up to ten degrees warmer than in capital Valverde.

Most of the paths and "lazing" areas are smooth slabs (ie not rough-cut lava!)
and there is an area with a leaf-roof in the local style. The main areas are either
side of a relatively sheltered inlet and each has a ladder enabling easy entry and
exit to/from the sea. Distances across the inlet are sufficiently short for the less
confident swimmer although one must take a curved route to avoid a submerged
rock at low tide.

The local walk to "Cueva del Diablo" (cave of the devil) has been cut short by
rockfalls and reaching the cave is now dangerous, but around 80% of the length
is still open - via another mini-cala with beach. There are other walking routes
available to the West across the lava.

Just up from the main beach area is a small cafe - not always open - but able
to provide light refreshments when it is open.

The main difficulty is ease of access to the location. It is some distance from
the main road between La Restinga and El Pinar and the side road has some
significant descents and corners near the ocean end of it. Also, it takes time
to get there - almost an hour from Valverde at a leisurely pace.

Well worth a visit and especially in winter when other places are out of action
because of wind or waves - but absolutely no public transport. Advisable to
avoid being the last vehicle there in the evening - and to ensure leaving before
it gets near dark!
Written November 17, 2015
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Lulujone
Ruislip, UK40 contributions
Couples
Well worth a visit , great spot for picnic or just relaxing. They have barbecue areas and great views of the sunset this time of year.
Written November 19, 2021
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Zdenka Husky
12 contributions
nice place for swim and watch the sunset very close to La Restinga....place where you can do nothing
Written December 2, 2019
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Karen G
London29 contributions
Couples
Sunny cove on SW coast of El Hierro - one of the few places to sunbathe and swim on this lonely and lovely island
Written January 22, 2017
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collineUk
UK125 contributions
Friends
It was worth finding this gem as not too busy and it has an area where you can eat. The snorkelling was good but the sea was rough but even holding onto the front bits the fish were there in all their glory. It is clean and the sand is of course volcanic.
Written January 13, 2017
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