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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

Simancas

Simancas is located to the northeast of the Municipality. It is a little village scattered among crops. The village is situated at the bottom of the ravine under large palm groves and slopes that are still divided by hundreds of walls that remain from the old crops. It is the oldest settlement in Vallehermoso, with […]


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VILLAGES AND NEIGHBOURHOODS

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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VILLAGES AND NEIGHBOURHOODS

Ambrosio

From the Dam of La Encantadora we can get along a paved road to a little village spread in the highest areas of the basin of Vallehermoso. It has some little houses that are part of a rural settlement that foreing people residents like besides, they have rebuilt some of the old houses. In 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]