Natural tourism in La Gomera

La Gomera It is one of the Canary Islands, and is in the western part of the archipelago, in the province of Santa Cruz of Tenerife. Its capital is San Sebastián de La Gomera, and it is a beautiful island with a unique natural environment. It has a population of about 30,000 inhabitants and is divided into just six municipalities, although until a couple of years ago there were five and one was divided into two.

Its surface is almost 400 square kilometers, and the highest point is 1,487 meters above sea level, which is the Garajonay Peak. Throughout the island you can find a wide variety of animal and plant species, and it is one of the Spanish islands richest in biodiversity. Its animal symbol is giant lizard from La Gomera, one of the most endangered animals in the world.

Garajonay National Park

One of the most spectacular national parks in Europe thanks to its biological Diversity, having great importance for its laurel forest. It is a protected territory that has several animal species in danger of extinction. There are also very unique geomorgological formations, which makes the park much more special. Since 1986 it has been a World Heritage Site.

Benchijigua Comprehensive Nature Reserve

In this place there are also many endemic species and in Danger of extinction They are very protected, such as taginaste, immortelle or chachorra. Most notable are the Agando cliffs and python, which give the landscape a very unique aspect and make it one of the main points of interest on the island.

Majona Natural Park

It has a very rugged terrain and representative of the island, with many eroded places that give it a unique appearance. The forest mass is very important for the protection of the soil and the aquifer recharge, and it is very interesting also at a scientific level since it has threatened species such as bejeques and cardoncillo.

Valle Gran Rey Rural Park

An extraordinary rural landscape, with an unequaled beauty thanks to the erosion that volcanoes once produced. There are many valleys with very interesting species, with many palm trees of great value and with several cliffs that give great spectacularity to the landscape, such as Argaga cliffs, the Charco de Cieno or the Massifs of La Mérica.

The organs

They are the best Canarian example of salic python, a place where the marine erosion it has left a spectacular footprint forming a set of prisms thanks to the viscosity of the lava. The formation of the columns is similar to that of a gigantic organ, hence its name.

La Gomera Treasure Island (September 2023)

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