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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

Simancas

Simancas is located to the northeast of the Municipality. It is a little village scattered among crops. The village is situated at the bottom of the ravine under large palm groves and slopes that are still divided by hundreds of walls that remain from the old crops. It is the oldest settlement in Vallehermoso, with […]


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VILLAGES AND NEIGHBOURHOODS

Garabato

Garabato is one of the settlements located in one of the tributaries of the eastern edge in the basin of Vallehermoso. The Natural Monument Roque Blanco and Teón, a group of country houses, are located on its head. This unique settlement is situated about 400 meters above sea level and is known by its incomparable […]


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VILLAGES AND NEIGHBOURHOODS

Tazo

It is located in the northwest basin of the island, among the largest natural palm groves in the Canary Islands (12.200 palm trees), a fact that draws a unique ethnographic landscape, characterized by a self-sufficient agricultural activity and groups of rustic and traditional architecture. It has about 40 resident edifications which show the character of […]


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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 […]

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 […]

Vegetation

La Gomera is the territory in the European Union with the greatest number of endemism per square kilometer. It is a figure that sums up the extraordinary biodiversity that exist in our territory. The flora is distributed in different floors of vegetation that change according to the altitude and orientation. Vallehermoso, the only Municipality in […]

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 […]