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The Village of Vallehermoso and its basin were very important for centuries because they shelter a great amount of heritage and were the economic driving force of the island. Due to its own way to grow crops or exploit the resources, local craft, gastronomy, the traditional music or “el silbo gomero”, traditional architecture and even their inhabitants’ character and custom , this unique landmark is more than a place to stay. This area is also a place to live and enjoy a wide range of attractions and services as well as the beginning of dozens of trails that start and return to a place that is never completely known.

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Architectural Heritage

The main characteristics that define the domestic architecture in la Gomera are the integration in the environment and its functionality. The shortage of the soil suitable for building, the water, the weather conditions, the orography of the island and the ownership of the land determined the location and distribution of the villages. Most of them […]

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VILLAGES AND NEIGHBOURHOODS

Los Loros

It is located in the highest area of “Barranco del Ingenio”, at the bottom of “Garajonay”. Long ago there were luxuriant forests of “Laurisilva Canaria” which were used in the sixteenth century for the sugar plantations. Nowadays, in this special environment, we can find a unique group of terraces and palm trees together with well […]


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Vallehermoso Centre

It is the area where more people live and gives name to the Municipality. It is also the regional services centre for the whole of the northeastern area; it has most of the services from the municipality and a representative group of traditional and heritage value architecture. The centre of the village is located in […]


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VILLAGES AND NEIGHBOURHOODS

Los Mazapeces

This is the central village in the area of Tamargada, on the northeast of Vallehermoso. It consists of a traditional group of houses at the bottom of the ravine that go up the slope towards the zone of El Cabezo. All the area is populated by a dense Palm- Grove of more than 300 specimens […]


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Beaches

The Municipality of Vallehermoso has a set of ten beaches with different shaping depending on the side of the island where they are placed. They are usually beaches with a relative powerful swell and many of them are not suitable for bathing along the year. However, they share one feature that characterizes them and it […]

Fauna

As regards the fauna, the island has diverse endemic species which set a high value to the terrestrial and marine biodiversity. There are amphibians, reptiles, insects, a great amount of birds, fish of cold and warm waters, crustaceans, mollusks, cephalopods and a great amount of marine mammals in the island. It is one of the […]

Biosphere Reserve of La Gomera

The Biosphere Reserves are terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems or a combination of both, internationally recognized as such in the frame of the Man and Biosphere Programme of the UNESCO. (M&b) Every Biosphere Reserve needs to have three basic functions which are complementary, the conservation, development and logistics (support to projects for investigation). The Biosphere Reserves […]

Protected Natural Spaces

The island of La Gomera has 17 Protected Natural Spaces; these are protected by the laws included in the Autonomous Government of the Canaries. These spaces are ruled and included in a network of protected spaces from the Archipelago. Vallehermoso shelters 8 of them in its municipal boundaries. 4 are completely in the municipality and […]