Photo of La Restinga

Visit La Restinga

La Restinga is on the island of El Hierra in the Western Canary Islands.

La Restinga is a small fishing village which is becoming a popular resort especially with visitors wanting to scuba dive.

Explore La Restinga

La Restinga is the most southerly point of Spain. It is a small fishing village on the southern tip of El Hierra one of the smallest of the Canary Islands. Due to the fantastic Mar de las Calmas (Sea of Calm) this has become a major scuba diving destination. If you look at the sea from a high point it is quite strange as you can clearly see where the Sea of Calm ends and the choppier waters of the open seas begin.

If you like scuba diving or want to try it there are lots of scuba-diving outfitters here and whether novice or experienced you will be able to find something to suit you.

In order to protect the waters part of the Sea of Calm has been made into a Marine Conservation area and is off limits to both divers and fishers. This is still good news for divers as it means fish numbers and diversity should remain good in the surrounding waters too.

La Restinga has a couple of volcanic beaches with black sand and quiet waters if you wish to do some sunbathing.

The village is now more of a town with appartment buildings for holidaymakers and a few shops and restaurants.

Take the time to drive around the local area which is full of weird volcanic shapes

You can find more local travel ideas in the Western Canary Islands guide.

See also: 

Map of La Restinga and places to visit


...or see all our recommended places to visit in Western Canary Islands