The Canary Island of La Gomera, with a nearly circular base, is the second smallest of the archipelago. It is also known as "Columbus Island", since it served Christopher Columbus as the last supply station on his spectacular journey to the New World. Today, La Gomera is an ideal anchorage for those who want to enjoy a holiday with plenty of peace and relaxation. La Gomera is a natural paradise with a unique landscape of incredible varied plant life.
A "must" for your holiday in La Gomera is the Garajonay National Park, a prehistoric laurel forest typical of the Macaronesian region, covering the entire tropical area millions of years ago. In La Gomera, the laurel forest has been preserved to this day thanks to its temperate climate. In 1986 it was named a World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO. Since 2011, La Gomera has also been a biosphere reserve to ensure the long-term preservation of this magical island and its inhabitants.
The fact that there is a positive interaction between man and nature can be seen in the Valle Gran Rey. The beauty of the green landscapes, which is overgrown with palm trees and contrasts with the white houses of the village, has made Valle Gran Rey one of the most important tourist destinations on the island. From the viewpoint of Mirador de Abrante, this is particularly impressive. It is located at an altitude of 625 meters above sea level. From here you have a wonderful view of the green countryside, the houses of Agulo, the blue ocean and the island of Tenerife. The viewpoint owes its impressive modern design to the architect José Luis Bermejo. The building consists of a lot of glass and a transparent platform that "lets" everyone in the air, who is courageous enough to dare.
La Gomera is particularly popular as a hiking destination. 650 km of hiking trails lead through ever-changing natural wonders. New landscapes and views of the Atlantic await you every turn, an experience you should not miss. With all the beauty on land, you should not forget the view from the sea. Take a boat trip and admire the rock formations from the sea. A highlight here is the natural monument "Los Órganos", a rock wall, which is naturally shaped like a collection of organ pipes. If you also see whales on this boat trip, this is not surprising: the sea section between La Gomera and Tenerife is their preferred habitat.