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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

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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VILLAGES AND NEIGHBOURHOODS

El Cercado

It is located 1000 meters over the sea level, a very important neighborhood in the Municipality that shelters about 100 constructions, most of them traditionally built, in a surrounding that by history and settlement has always been related to Garajonay and the use of forest products. It is also remarkable the livestock in the grass […]


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VILLAGES AND NEIGHBOURHOODS

Epina

Next to the National Park of Garajonay, Epina is a village that has been traditionally related to fruit and vegetables crops. It consists of tens of houses; many of them are made of stone and mud wit Arabic tiles and two gabled roofing which are more than 200 years old but well preserved. Although the […]


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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]