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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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Craftmanship

Most of the artisans of the island are in Vallehermoso. For decades, it has been the key referent of the most traditional craft. It is a first order attraction because of the range of specialties and its ethnological and cultural value. To start with craftsmanship, we have to highlight that most products or utensils were […]

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VILLAGES AND NEIGHBOURHOODS

Tamargada. Pie de La Cuesta

Tamargada is an old neighborhood located 3 kilometers from the center of Vallehermoso. It has three villages. Los Mazapeces, Simancas and El Pie de La Cuesta. It is one of the most beautiful landscapes of the island. The villages were built according to tradition, surrounded by palm trees and farming terraces. Besides, there is a […]


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El Cabezo, La Soquilla and Los Chapines

Thanks to the proper situation of these rural accommodations in the middle of the Barranco of Vallehermoso, there is an easy and fast accessibility to roads and the net of trails that let you get to any part of the island on foot. In these nearby neighborhoods, next to the dam of La Encantadora, we […]


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Chipude

Chipude is the town from the highest area of the Municipality of Vallehermoso that shelters the high part of the middle areas in the southeast of the island, in the outskirts of the National Park of Garajonay. It was one of the first important populations in the island after the arrival of the inhabitants from […]


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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]