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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 22 January 2017
Karen G
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 13 January 2017
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22 Jan 2017
“Brilliant place to swim”
13 Jan 2017
“Snorkelling but rough”
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Karen G
Reviewed 13 January 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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank collineUk
Reviewed 30 November 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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank BetterCallOlga
Reviewed 1 May 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

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Alex M
Reviewed 17 March 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

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Jerseylolly
Reviewed 29 January 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

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Tore B
Reviewed 14 December 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

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank NomadicTraveller7
Reviewed 21 November 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

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Veronika M
Reviewed 17 November 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

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank AlanR555
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