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Brilliant place to swim

Sunny cove on SW coast of El Hierro - one of the few places to sunbathe and swim on this lonely and... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2017
Karen G
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London
Snorkelling but rough

It was worth finding this gem as not too busy and it has an area where you can eat. The snorkelling... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2017
collineUk
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UK
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Jan 22, 2017
“Brilliant place to swim”
Jan 13, 2017
“Snorkelling but rough”
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Reviewed January 22, 2017

Sunny cove on SW coast of El Hierro - one of the few places to sunbathe and swim on this lonely and lovely island

Thank Karen G
Reviewed January 13, 2017

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...More

Thank collineUk
Reviewed November 30, 2016

Surrounded by volcanic rocks, Cala de Tacoron with its calm waters is a must-see spot on El Hierro. Peace and quiet plus various fishes if you are into snorkelling. Had I known about it, I would not have spent so much time in the nearby...More

Thank Oollggaa
Reviewed May 1, 2016

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...More

2  Thank Alex M
Reviewed March 17, 2016

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...More

1  Thank Jerseylolly
Reviewed January 29, 2016

Unfortunately, we drove there on impulse on our way back to La Restinga, and didn't have swim suits. But the place seems to be fine for swimming. Very fine stone works (paths etc.) and ladders into the sea. Some people were swimming. Dramatic landscape. The...More

Thank Tore B
Reviewed December 14, 2015

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...More

2  Thank NomadicTraveller7
Reviewed November 21, 2015

Take your time, stay there, feel the place - if you don't like wide beaches with sun beds and crowd - you'll like it. Nice place for snorkling and enjoying raw nature. But! Like at some other unexpected places on El Hierro (mountains, forrest) -...More

Thank Veronika M
Reviewed November 17, 2015

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"...More

1  Thank AlanR555
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