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La Gomera
Walking in the shadow of a Volcano

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Short Distance Routes
for nature lovers

A selection of short routes that will make you discover the main natural beauties of the island. The routes we selected display only official and well-marked trails, and are grouped by difficulty level and duration ...


The path Costas de La Gomera

The path Circolare Costas de La Gomera starts in San Sebastian, capital of the island and temporary home to Christopher Columbus. This path touches upon all other major urban centers in the island. It is ...


The path Cumbre de La Gomera
GR 131

Three beautiful stages over a distance of 40 km’s – hiking difficulty: medium – that will make you discover the rich biodiversity of the island. It goes from San Sebastian to Vallhermoso, passing through the ...

10 Good Reasons to Visit La Gomera

  • The people: It’s the second smallest of the Canary Islands, well known for the kind nature of its inhabitants and the great quality of its products.
  • The hiking paths: The island is a hikers’ paradise with more than 600km of hiking tracks all over its territory!
  • The Nature: Attention nature lovers! 33% of its surface is legally protected, it hosts different ecosystems and many various vegetation types.
  • Biodiversity: There are a lot of endemic plants and animal species on the island Gomera and this makes it one of the territories with more endemism per square kilometres in the whole European Union.
  • The parks: On the island there are 17 natural reserves (protected areas), including the National Park Garajonay, which is UNESCO World Heritage site and since 2012 also a Biosphere Reserve.
  • The climate: The climate in La Gomera is mild throughout the whole year, with maximum peaks of 35 °in the summer months and a minimum temperature of 18 ° in April which makes it an ideal destination in every season.
  • The gian lizards: The island is the home of the giant lizard of La Gomera, one of the world's most endangered species. Happily this unique animal is currently in the process of recovery.
  • The beaches: There are countless beaches located between breathtaking cliffs for all tastes: sandy, with pebbles or rocks, and all located on crystal clear seawater
  • The forests: The forest of "El Cedro" is a true relic of the Tertiary, and a world reserve for the conservation of "laurisilva” (lauriel).
  • The geological history: Over 12 million years of geological history created a radial network of deep beautiful ravines.

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