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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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Churches and Chapels

In this section you can know about the wide range of religious architecture that the Municipality has in Vallehermoso. The local chapels and churches are part of a net of about 15 religious buildings which are different in size and origin. The evangelization of La Gomera would start from the fifteenth century onwards with the […]

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VILLAGES AND NEIGHBOURHOODS

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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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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]