The island of The Iron is the most western of the seven big islands that conform that it was volcanic archipelago, remembers to a boot with the tip oriented to poniente and the heel, exaggerated by the cimbra of The Beaches, looking to the Raise.
It finds surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, being less than 300 km of the tropic of cancer and a short 400 of the African coast, the Cape Bojador, known by the Portuguese sailors in the 16th century like the «Wire No» or of «No Further», where began the Terra do Satanás been due to the terrible storms that expected to the desagradecidos that decided aventurarse.
His small extension, 287 km², makes possible a big diversity of landscapes and classes of vegetation, as we displace us of raise poniente, of north south, or simply of the coast to the mountain of Malpaso to 1501 m of height, the ceiling of the island.
To beginnings of the year 2000 was declared reservation of the biosphere with 60% of his territory protected, there are voices that ask since all she declare National park, which any insensatez. Because add more value and knowledges to his natural ecosystems, his old usanzas agricultural and pastoriles, also would help to protect it more and better.
We propose you a listed of excursions where can visit some of the points but emblematic of this wonderful island:
- The sabinar
- Faro And dock of Orchilla
- Beach of the Calcosas
- Beach of the Verodal
- Footpath of the Llanía