El Pinar, Canary Islands

El Pinar is one of three towns in the Canary Island of El Hierro. It occupies the southern part of the island. The valley is the administrative center of the municipality. On September 15, 2007, El Pinar split off as a separate parish of the municipality of La Frontera.


" El Pinar " refers to the Canary Island pine, because the municipality has large areas of pine forest, which has shaped the lives of the inhabitants for centuries.

For years, the residents have fought for their independence. As a historical event, the new church was inaugurated with a big fiesta in the presence of the President of the Canary Islands, Paulino Rivero on 15 September 2007.

Places in the municipality

The population figures in brackets are from the year 2006.

  • La Restinga (535 inhabitants)
  • Las Casas (380 inhabitants)
  • Taibique ( 876 inhabitants)

119 people live outside these villages.

Satellite image of El Pinar, clearly visible are the pine forest and the trade winds at the mountain range

The port of La Restinga on the southern tip of El Pinars

View from the Mirador de Las Playas Punta de La Bonanza