In La Gomera you move from landscape to landscape as the exuberant and magical natural surroundings slowly envelop you.
The island was awarded World Biosphere Reserve status in 2011, in the excellent category, thanks to the pristine nature of its marine and terrestrial ecosystems.
La Gomera is located only 30 kilometers from Tenerife and it’s the second smallest island of the Canaries archipelago. The island is perfectly connected with Tenerife by boat and plane. Two different ferry operators offer three daily boat trips between the two neighbouring islands, and there are two daily flights between La Gomera and Tenerife.
From the seven major islands of the archipelago of Canary Islands, La Gomera is the one that retains in better conditions its customs and traditions. Only in La Gomera you will be able to listen to the low grounds whistled, a language that has been used since the ancient tappers lived here, who used it to communicate through large distances by whistling. In addition, the island welcomes popular traditional festivals focused on its gastronomy that is fraught with unique elements. The most popular dishes are watercress soup, palm honey, an exquisite delicacy made from the ‘guarapo’, name given to the sap of the palm tree.
The treasure of La Gomera
Garajonay National Park
The Garajonay National Park is a World Heritage Site, with the most unique and emblematic forest in the world. It offers a journey to the Tertiary and mysterious locations covered in dense fog, just as you would imagine in a mystery story.
La Gomera offers unique shooting locations. It is home to a National Park which is a World Heritage Site since November 1986, when the UNESCO Committee included the Garajonay National Park in the World Heritage list, giving it the highest international category that a protected area can get. The National Park, in the centre of the island, covers an area of 3,984 hectares, which is around 10% of La Gomera.
This valuable natural area provides the best example of Canarian laurisilva, the laurel forest, that reflects an image of how southern Europe and North Africa could have looked like millions of years ago. La Gomera is the home of one of the most unique and emblematic forests in the world.
Other values of the National Park are the diverse vegetation and the spectacular geological monuments, such as the Roques de Agando.