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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) […]

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Fortaleza de Chipude

Fortaleza de Chipude (Chipude, Vallehermoso) — this table-shaped summit (1,240 meters in height), which can only be accessed by a narrow path that exists between the rocks, was used as a refuge for the islanders in previous times. It is located toward the center of the island (within the vicinity of the village of Chipude, […]

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Chorros de Epina

Chorros de Epina – this site is a fountain consisting of seven wood briar pipes that emanate spring water. According to local legend, its water has healing properties. In previous times, wealthy families from Vallehermoso province would send their servants to Epina to draw water from this fountain, To confirm that the water they received […]

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Capilla de Nuestra Señora de Lourdes

Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes (Garojonay National Park, 38830 La Palmita) — the white Chapel of Lourdes and its tiny delicate bell is found in the middle of the dense El Cedro forest along the most emblematic footpath of Garajonay National Park: the walk through the El Cedro Forest. To get to this must-see […]

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Casa de la Miel de Palma

Casa de la Miel de Palma (Caserio Aldama 80, 38852 Alojera) – this museum shows the variety of products that can be made strictly from palm trees: From the trunk, they make beehives and trays for the animals. From the palm leaves, they make mats, baskets and also roofs for houses. And the best part… […]