La Gomera is the second smallest island of the Canary Islands, a paradise for anyone willing to spend a holiday dedicated to relaxation and the beach. The Canary Islands in fact possess an all year round typical spring-like climate.
Despite being so small you can hardly say that La Gomera is without attractions. La Gomera is the perfect destination for all those who love nature and want to spend a vacation away from the classic channels of tourism. Nature is fertile and lush in La Gomera and offers Woods, black-sand beaches, mountains and parks of exceptional beauty.
In the Center of the island stands the Garajonay National Park where the laurisilva forest shrouded in mists will leave you completely in awe. Wander in this pristine place where time seems to have stopped and the beauty of the breathtaking landscapes seem as if they are surrounded by a thick aura of mystery. Walks in the Park are also an ideal opportunity to closely observe numerous species of birds, reptiles and amphibians. Among the Amphibians do not miss the lizard Gomera, a large lizard that can weigh up to a kilo and can reach 60 cm in length.
The Garajonay National Park is not the only area of the island to have attractions of great naturalistic interest. The island, despite being so small, presents 17 different protected areas including the Benchijigua nature reserve, the natural reserve of Puntallana, Majona nature park, the Parco Rurale della Valle Gran Rey. All these areas are worth visiting because each of them offers you the opportunity to closely observe numerous species of plants, animals and different kinds of soils. Only by doing visiting each of these places will you finally realize how many interesting things there are about nature.
Among the natural beauty of this island we must also remember the natural monument Los Órganos, a cliff of volcanic rocks with vertical columns that are similar to the pipes of an organ which fall directly into the sea.
The beaches of the island of La Gomera are black-sand beaches of volcanic origin, wonderful and fascinating for those who have never had the opportunity to enjoy this. La Gomera is also famous for the many natural pools dotted around the whole territory.
Nature is without doubt the fundamental element of a holiday in La Gomera but this does not mean of course that there isn’t room for a bit of history and culture. La Gomera doesn’t have many museums except the archaeological museum and ethnographic museum but the capital, San Sebastian, plays a major role in the island’s cultural aspect. San Sebastian is the place where Christopher Columbus came to in 1492. It is certainly exciting to walk the streets that Columbus sailed so many years ago as well as visiting the Casa de Colón, the House where Colombus stayed in.Categories: Guides
Localities: Canary Islands, Europe, La Gomera, Spain