View from the roof terrace at Monteprimero

View from the roof terrace at Monteprimero

View from the roof terrace at Monteprimero Living-dining area in an apartment at Monterverde A bedroom at Monteverde Monteverde Apartments Tamaduste, with Monteverde Apartments circled Twin room in an apartment at Monteverde Kitchen/dining area in an apartment at Monteverde Shower room in an apartment at Monteverde The sheltered cove at Tamaduste Living area in Monteprimero Dining area and kitchen in Monteprimero Double room in Monteprimero Monteprimero Terrace with barbecue at Monteprimero Shower room at Monteprimero Rio de Tamaduste Tamaduste by night

Apartments Monteverde & Monteprimero

The Canary IslandsEl Hierro › Tamaduste

Modern apartments in a small coastal village set around a sheltered cove for sea swimming

Located in the north-east of the island, Tamaduste is a small coastal village renowned locally for its very sheltered rocky cove, known as the Rio de Tamaduste, which makes this a poplar spot for sea-swimming, especially during weekends in the summer. Amidst the local homes and holiday apartments that make up the village, Tamaduste boasts a small mini-market and a couple of simple bars and restaurants, making this a good spot for travellers who do not wish to be completely reliant on their hire care (although, like all our holidays on El Hierro, we automatically include car hire in our holidays here as the island's public transport network is rather rudimentary).

Standing just a two-minute walk from the cove and its rocky swimming platforms, Monteprimero is a cluster of half-a-dozen townhouse-style apartments offering modern and practical accommodation. On the ground floor is a spacious living-dining rooms with satellite TV (limited English-language channels) and a well-equipped open-plan kitchen with a large fridge-freezer, oven, hob and microwave. The terrace in front of the kitchen has a brick-built barbecue and patio furniture for dining outside. Stairs lead up to the two bedrooms (one double, one twin) and the shower room, and from here another flight of stairs leads to a small roof terrace and a laundry area with washing machine.

Monteverde is similarly modern building set a little uphill towards the rear of the village, approximately 500 metres from the cove. It compises four apartments, of which the two upper-floor apartments are available for holiday rentals. Each of these has its own entrance and stairs leading up to the first floor, which comprises a living-dining room, open-plan kitchen, one double room, one twin room and a shower room. Each also has a roof terrace reached by another flight of stairs and a laundry area with washing machine. The kitchen equipment and furnishings are similar to Monteprimero, but these apartments do not have barbecues.

As Tamaduste is just 3 km along the coast from El Hierro's airport, you may spot the occasional plane coming in or taking off, but as the airport receives less than half-a-dozen flights a day, all operated by small propeller aircraft and none later than 5 pm, noise really isn't an issue here. The small island capital, Valverde, is a 15-minute drive away, as is the ferry port, La Estaca, and naturally the hire car included in your holiday enables you to explore the whole island at your leisure.

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