la Gomera

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The island of La Gomera is the second smallest of the Canary Islands. With a population of just 22,000 it is most well recognised as the ´Columbian Island´. Christopher Columbus stopped in La Gomera in 1492 for supplies just before his great discovery of America.


We must not forget to mention La Gomera´s countless bays and tranquil beaches. With 90km of coastline La Gomera has some impressive views. It is full of pristine and calm waters with black sand or pebbles, located between spectacular cliffs. The beaches are undisturbed, unusual and serene, like La Gomera itself.








The island is approximately 12 million years old and its morphology is full of ravines, with some of the most spectacular and sensational scenery ever seen. La Gomera is a natural paradise, this is evident in the sights and vegetation found in the world’s most unique forest - Garajonay National Park. Taking up 33.3% of the entire island with its laurel forests and green prehistoric vegetation, the forest has survived for so many millions of years due to La Gomera's impressive temperate climate. The forest of ´El Cedro´ is a hidden treasure and an important place for the conservation of laurel. Thanks to the action of the sea of clouds the vegetation is very thick and we can find faille, heather, laurel and ferns camouflaged within the forest. It is a walking enthusiast's dream, packed full of trails to hike, not to mention the artistic and pictorial opportunities that lay deep within the forest.

There are numerous amounts of viewpoints situated in La Gomera. From viewpoints which allow you to see the ravine of La Laja and the Chejelipes reservoir, such as La Laja Mirador, to the breathtaking views which can be seen from El Mirador de Abrante. Here you are able to view the town centre and the three main centres at the bottom: El Charco, Las Casas and the most isolated of all La Montañeta. On a clear day the island of Tenerife and El Teide can be distinguished very clearly on the horizon. These viewpoints allow mind-blowing opportunities for panoramic photography.