La Gomera Island tourist information.
La Gomera is one of Spain’s Canary Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa. In area, it is the second-smallest of the seven main islands of this group. It belongs to the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Its capital is San Sebastián de La Gomera, where the headquarters of the Cabildo are located.
Offering the perfect escape, Gomera’s attractions include misty rainforest, idyllic bays, high cliffs, typical villages, impressive ravines, beautiful hiking trailsdramatic beaches, trails through tropical. Travel from landscape to landscape, through palm-filled valleys, deep ravines, black sand beaches with crystal-clear waters, luxuriant ancient forests refreshed with babbling streams. La Gomera is a natural paradise, home to species that have disappeared everywhere else. La Gomera is so valuable that it is a Biosphere Reserve.
Garajonay National Park
Unique in the world The highlight of the Garajonay National Park is its laurel forests, a green mass of prehistoric vegetation unique to the Macaronesian region. It covered the tropics millions of years ago and now survives in La Gomera thanks to its exceptional, temperate climate. Wander the forests on your own or take a guided tour with local experts.
Los Roques Viewpoint
This icon of La Gomera consists of five blocks of rocked formed from magma that never reached the surface. They guard the entrance to the Garajonay National Park and their viewpoints offer superb views.
A glass-floored viewpoint in La Gomera
At first glance, the Abrante Viewpoint seems pretty much like any other. However, high up on the ravine in the north of La Gomera where this viewpoint is located, visitors don’t simply overlook the precipice, they “float” over it. A seven-metre overhang with a glass floor lies at the far end of this viewpoint, overlooking a typical rural landscape of the Canary Islands. Seize the courage to walk on it and feel as if you are suspended in mid-air.