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.
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.
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.
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.