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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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Gastronomy

The cooking from La Gomera has always been remarkable in the Canary Islands. This is due to the uniqueness of its elaborated products and the quality of the raw materials that it shelters. To know and taste the typical dishes or the wine is to get in direct contact with our most precious landscape. We […]

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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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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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]