Canary Islands hiking vacation, Spain

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Canary Islands hiking vacation, Spain

Environment

We arrange for our clients to take the ferry from their arrival point in the Canaries of Tenerife over to El Hierro. This drastically lowers the carbon footprint compared to taking another flight in order to make the journey. It also enables the clients to have a peaceful and scenic journey with a unique view of the Canary Islands.

With no natural beaches on the island the paths and beautiful scenery which people walk past are its greatest commodity for tourism. It is therefore extremely important that the paths are preserved in their best condition for all walkers to enjoy. We advise all of our clients to stay to the marked paths. This is to maintain the environment as they pass so that it remains pristine for walkers using the pathways in the future. We also advise that they take all of their rubbish with them until the end of the day and dispose or recycle it as is appropriate.

Community

On El Hierro there is no mass tourism and this has left it to be the most peaceful of the Canary Islands. Tourism is though what adds economic vibrancy to the island. These come primarily in the form of walkers coming to enjoy the fantastic paths that the island has to offer. Most of the hotels we use on El Hierro are small and family run enabling these establishments to continue into the future. They are the establishments which are most in need of the tourism income and their ability to continue their success is important to how the island works.

Eco-tourism is also important for the island in terms of its transport links. The island is heavily dependent on ferries which come from Tenerife in order to bring not just goods for the El Hierro but also tourists. In Spring 2013 these ferries had been put in doubt but happily these are now running regularly helping the community to have competitive prices and to bring in the many tourists which use the service to enjoy the fantastic walking island of El Hierro.

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