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Vallehermoso

Vallehermoso – this is the main town of the island’s second largest municipality (located toward the northern end of the island), with a modest population of 3,000 inhabitants. It is a quaint village with a central square where the town hall and a few supermarkets are found. The beauty of this town comes a lot […]

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Valle Gran Rey

Valle Gran Rey – this site, which means “Valley of the Great King” in Spanish, is a valley at the western side of the island that’s open to the sea with endless terrace fields, countless palm trees, extensive banana plantations and many scattered small houses. Right through the middle, the main road GM-1 winds from […]

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Torre del Conde

Torre del Conde (Parque de la Torre del Conde, 38800 San Sebastián) — there’s no entrance fee at this San Sebastián de la Gomera tourist attraction, since there’s no entrance to begin with. The Earl’s Tower is to be enjoyed from the outside, with its surrounding park offering a great picnicking area.     This […]

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San Sebastián de La Gomera

San Sebastián de La Gomera – this is the capital of the island, and is considered its gateway to the other towns and points of interest. Although the capital has just 8,000 inhabitants, it is the largest of the six municipalities of La Gomera. Here you’ll come across the 15th Century church Iglesia de Nuestra […]

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Roque de Agando

Roque de Agando – this is a 1251 meter high volcanic rock tower, located in the Parque Nacional de Garajonay. This rock tower was formed when a volcanic vent was filled with solidifying magmatic rock (a.k.a. igneous rock). The softer rock layers surrounding this rock have been eroded, leaving only the hard igneous rock remained. Along […]

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Majona Natural Park

Majona Natural Park / Parque Natural Majona – located northwest of the town of San Sebastián, this eco-tourist destination is reachable via car (by driving on road “GM-1”). Countless ravines, cliffs and forests are found here. Visitors will also come across a few uninhabited hamlets (such as Taguluche, Juel and Enchereda), where the land is […]

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Los Órganos National Park

Los Órganos National Park (Vallehermoso) – it is certainly a mission getting to this site, but is worth the effort, especially for eco-tourists venturing into the north coast of Vallehermoso. Drivers exit the CV-16 road near Epina on a narrow gravel road towards Tazo and Arguamul, After driving another 8 kilometers, there’s a small church […]

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La Gomera Ethnographic Museum

La Gomera Ethnographic Museum (Las Hoyetas, Carretera General, Piedra Romana) – this museum is within an old manor house, which provides visitors with info on the unique culture & traditions of the island (with translations in English and German) and also doubles as a handicraft center. Foodies may want to drop in the Gofio Mill […]

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Church of the Assumption

Iglesia de la Asunción / Church of the Assumption (Calle Real 24A, San Sebastián) — located in the heart of the Old Town, this church dates from the time of Columbus with additions in the 17th and 19th centuries. Inside, it has the simplicity of a village church, but the sanctuary has outstanding early religious […]

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Garajonay National Park

Garajonay National Park (38830 La Palmita) – this densely forested site (located in the central & northern parts of the island) is home to numerous plant species that are largely under threat of extinction. The 40 square kilometer forest (which is the highest point on the island – going up to 1,487 meters in height) […]