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Sightseeing in La Gomera - what to see. Complete travel guide

La Gomera is the island on the west of the Canary Islands. The total square of the island estimates 369.76 square kilometers. The island is also called the Island of Columbus as this famous person visited it in 1492, when he needed to replenish his food supply to continue his adventure to the lands of the New World. Garajonay peak that is located 1487 meters above the sea level is the tallest spot of the island.
Each of the beautiful beaches of La Gomera is a unique natural landmark. The total length of the coastline of the island is about 90 kilometers. There is a huge amount of quiet and secluded … Open
Farming remains the main occupation of the native people of La Gomera. People grow various fruit and vegetables for their own use and banana, avocado, papaya and mango for export. Fruit are usually grown on wonderful plains of the island, while vegetables are mostly planted on its slopes. Besides farming this place is known for cattle raising. In La Gomera are grown goats. The milk of these animals is then used to make delicious cheese that is widely used in the local cuisine.
Tourists will find large choice of national parks and nature reserves and other protected places. The island is home to various rare animals. For example, the giant Canary lizard belongs to main endemics of the island. Today this animal is close to extinction. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Amazing romantic island of La Gomera is very popular among fans of relaxation and comfort. Many tourists are attracted to these scenic places not only with numerous landmarks, but also with … Open
Among other sights of La Gomera are Columbus House, Mirador de Roce Blanco Observation Area, San Marcos Church, San Salvador Church, Ermita de San Sebastián, Encarnacion Curch and Ethnographic Museum.
La Gomera Active rest lovers will also find much interesting here as they can try fishing, scuba diving, make a mountain walk on a bicycle and more. Beach rest fans will find wide choice of options in La Gomera – noisy beaches with wide choice of water entertainments, silent solitude beaches in bays, beaches with sand and pebbles, and even rocky and nudist beaches.
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In each small town of the picturesque island, there are interesting sights. Most of the historical sites are represented in the capital city - San Sebastian de la Gomera. Many iconic objects of the city are associated with the name of the great traveler Christopher Columbus. For example, here you can see an old church in which the traveler always prayed before heading on another voyage. Still here, is the house where Columbus lived, as well as the Graf Tower, which was built to protect the town in 1447.
La Gomera In the resort of Valle Gran Rey, travelers will be able to combine walks in picturesque natural places with the study of natural attractions. In the immediate vicinity of this resort, there are several interesting national parks, and directly on its territory you can visit beautiful old churches and stroll through historic streets.
La Gomera Island is very popular among fans of beach holidays and those who prefer to spend their holidays away from the bustle of big cities. Travelers with children like to relax here. … Open
The town of Agulo is located in the vicinity of a picturesque rocky landscape. It is famous for its unique colonial architecture, as well as ancient craft workshops. In each of these workshops, visitors are always welcome. You can not only buy great souvenirs, but also participate in interesting master classes.
La Gomera A visit to the town of Vallehermoso, will present many interesting discoveries. Here, travelers will have the opportunity to stroll through the beautiful banana plantations. The city has preserved many beautiful buildings of colonial times. You can see the mansions of wealthy cultivators and look into old churches that store interesting relics. Once this picturesque town was the capital of a large municipality and here many fine colonial buildings were preserved.
The main feature of national cuisine is the prevalence of classic Spanish dishes. Visitors can taste the most popular national food in the Mango restaurant. It is considered one of the best … Open
One of the most picturesque places on the island is the fishing village of Playa de Santiago. Like many years ago, today the main occupation of its locals is fishing. Tourists can join the fishing for a small fee, but many of them limit themselves to visiting the local fish market. This town is famous in the whole island for its restaurants, which prepare wonderful seafood dishes according to traditional recipes. Another important feature of the town is the huge fields on which crops are grown. Prospects for cognitive tourism here are very large.
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Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around La Gomera
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Miguel' Canary Islands, 58.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Felipe' Canary Islands, 73.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around La Gomera
♥   World Heritage Site 'Garajonay National Park' , 3.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Majona' , 7.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nacional Park 'El Teide' , 59.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Teide National Park' , 61.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Corona Forestal' , 68.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around La Gomera from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Garajonay National Park

From the series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
The national park has lots of amazing hiking trails; however, some areas of the park are closed to tourists. The most attractive and popular entertainment for the park guests is still climbing the Garajonay mountain, which is nothing but an ancient extinct volcano. The mountain offers a simply great view of the island; evergreen forests and the coast can be admired in all their glory. The year-round ecological museum exhibition that is devoted to the peculiarities of the ecosystem of the La Gomera island, operates in the park. Another great place to visit is the Botanical Garden. … Read further
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