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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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The whistle language

The inhabitants from La Gomera preserve a really unique prehispanic custom, “el silbo gomero” (Gomera whistle language). It is a curious way of communication at a distance, an articulated whistled language that permits to exchange an unlimited range of messages when reproducing the sonic characteristics of a spoken language by means of whistles. It is […]

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VILLAGES AND NEIGHBOURHOODS

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

Los Apartaderos, Pavón and La Dehesa

These neighborhoods are included in the region called Chipude but as they are out of the centre of the district they are usually described as three different neighborhoods. All of them are located in the area of the Natural Monument of La Fortaleza, at about 1075 meters over sea level, in the highest part of […]


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VILLAGES AND NEIGHBOURHOODS

Alojera

Alojera is located on the northeast of the municipality and is one of the most important group of populations in the municipality because of its history and inhabitants. It is located in a very plain slope that goes down towards the Natural Monument of the Lomo del Carretón until the sea. We refer to a […]


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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 […]

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 […]