Ecomuseo de Guinea y Lagartario

Ecomuseo de Guinea y Lagartario, Frontera: Address, Phone Number, Ecomuseo de Guinea y Lagartario Reviews: 4/5

Ecomuseo de Guinea y Lagartario

Ecomuseo de Guinea y Lagartario
4
About
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Popular mentions

4.0
344 reviews
Excellent
152
Very good
123
Average
58
Poor
7
Terrible
4

Lilly M
3 contributions
Wonderful place to see while at El Hierro
Apr 2021 • Solo
Beautiful place, lot to see and learn about the island, residents, traditions and unique animals.
Glen was kind enough to explain everything especially for me as I was the only one not speaking Spanish in the group. I am so grateful that I met they guide, Glen. He is a awonderful person, knowledgeable and kind. His guidance and translation made my day at the museum just perfect! Thank you Glen!
Written May 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michele T
Amsterdam, The Netherlands40 contributions
Very unique
Mar 2021 • Couples
Interesting and unique combination of ethnographic, geological and ecological visit. Glen was a great guide!
Written March 26, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

la_zia_ross
Belgium148 contributions
random (but interesting) activities put together
Mar 2021
A bit of a random visit: a geological exploration of a volcano tunnel, a giant lizard saving project and a sort of reconstracted old village. The visit includes all 3 and you can't pick just one, so if you're not interested in lizards, for instance, you still have to go through the entire explanation and waif 40 minutes for the next activity.
It's all fairly interesting, but I'd prefer to split the entire expirience in 3 parts and do only the one/s you mostly enjoy.
Written March 22, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BorisBrusselaar
Brussels, Belgium1,246 contributions
History of indigenous people and nature
Jan 2020 • Couples
When visiting el Hierro it’s a must to come here. The museum combines parts about volcanic formations, lagartos (big lizards of el Hierro) and the life of bimbaches.
We got a guided tour which lasted for an hour and a half and did not regret even though it was in Spanish only.
If you happen to come here and want to get tourist passport don’t forget to ask. We did not and they didn’t offer us.
Written January 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ionut Burloiu
Bucharest, Romania14 contributions
very interesting
Sep 2019
this should be on your list, it will make you understand more about the island history and culture. it is very accessible
Written November 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Steve G
Plymouth, UK13 contributions
Lava tubes, lizards and old style houses
Oct 2019 • Couples
We spent a lovely 2.5 hours here. It is really three visits in one. The lava tubes, although not extensive were great and our guide spoke in English as well as Spanish giving us an informative description of how they were created. The giant lizards were wonderful and the conservation work inspiring. All the old houses were open and great to explore. Each had typical furniture in them. Very friendly staff here. Note: Under 6's not allowed in the Lava Tubes. Tip, there is an El Hierro attraction passport for 17.85 Euro, taking in 7 attractions. Good value if you visit them all.
Written October 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MelanieJeane
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain9 contributions
Interesting and worth visiting
Apr 2019 • Friends
This seemingly hidden place turned out to be one of great interest. The guide was very professional and well informed.
Written June 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JeannotBerdorf
Berdorf, Luxembourg9 contributions
This is a place of great historical, geological and archaeological interest.
Mar 2019
The old village gives a good idea of the way of life of past generations.

The tour through the lava cave is very informative.

The highlight is the lizard station.
Written June 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

James O
Cork, Ireland557 contributions
Varied site, worth a visit
Apr 2019 • Couples
The tours of the site start at 10.00 and commence every half hour thereafter up until 14.00 with one additional tour commencing at 16.00.
The site is divided into 3 separate sections, all of which are included in the tour. Be aware that as mentioned in previous reviews, whilst the guides will do their absolute best to ensure you get the message, there is no official English explanation of the site. I didn't find this a huge problem, after all you are in Spain !!!

The tours commence with a visit to the lava tubes, which are fine for what they are and are interesting, however be aware that the published lava tube photos make the very most of what they are !! they are very much shorter than you will expect, in fact it consists of one short section of tube but worth a visit non the less.

The next section of the tour takes in the indigenous lizard breathing and laboratories, which again is described in Spanish, but the history and details are published in both Spanish & English on the walls of the breathing sections. Once again it didn't blow my mind but was worth a visit.

The last section of the visit is to inspect the refurbished historical huts where the original inhabitants of El Hierro lived. Here you can wander around at your leisure.

The is a little shop on site and well equipped spotlessly clean toilets.
Worth a visit, it will keep both young and old entertained for an hour or two.
Written April 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kay S
Weymouth, UK52 contributions
Superb interesting attraction but spoiled by lack of English translation
Mar 2019 • Family
Fascinating step back in time to see how people lived in simple houses right up until the 1930's using underground volcano tubes and bubbles for storage and dwelling. Tour though the two volcanic gas chambers was explained in great detail in SPANISH with no written translation offered. Simply stated no translation on a take it or leave it basis. Very rude and unacceptable in this day and age. An hour on google translate could easily have provided a written translation of the guides explanations
Written March 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 36
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Ecomuseo de Guinea y Lagartario