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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

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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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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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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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 […]

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 […]