Villages and neighbourhoods

In this section you could read detailed descriptions of the groups of population that are part of the Municipality of Vallehermoso. Due to its history, based on the utilization of a rich and diverse environment, Vallehermoso was arranged by means of little groups of houses spread throughout the island, from the northwest and west basin, the highest areas and the southern basin.

The municipality always offers a new place to know. You can see our neighborhoods and villages here.

Vallehermoso Casco

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.

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Vallehermoso Casco

Macayo

This neighborhood shelters a dense palm grove and an ethnographic and landscape site used for agricultural purposes. Many houses still preserve the traditional stone and mud style.

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Vallehermoso Casco

Garabato

Garabato is one of the settlements located in one of the tributaries of the eastern edge in the basin of Vallehermoso. The Natural Monument Roque Blanco and Teón, a group of country houses, are located on its head.

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Vallehermoso Casco

Tamargada

Tamargada is an old neighborhood located 3 kilometers from the center of Vallehermoso. It has three villages. Los Mazapeces, Simancas and El Pie de La Cuesta.

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Vallehermoso Casco

Los Loros

It is located in the highest area of “Barranco del Ingenio”, at the bottom of “Garajonay”. Long ago there were luxuriant forests of “Laurisilva Canaria” which were used in the sixteenth century for the sugar plantations.

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Vallehermoso Casco

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.

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Vallehermoso Casco

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.

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Vallehermoso Casco

Los Mazapeces

This is the central village in the area of Tamargada, on the northeast of Vallehermoso. It consists of a traditional group of houses at the bottom of the ravine that go up the slope towards the zone of El Cabezo.

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Alojera

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.

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Epina

Epina

Next to the National Park of Garajonay, Epina is a village that has been traditionally related to fruit and vegetables crops.

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Tazo

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.

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Cubaba

Cubaba

Cubaba is located on the northeast of La Gomera, very close to the Village of Alojera, in a very plain slope that gets from the mountains to the sea. This settlement represents one of the most picturesque and beautiful landscapes in the entire Gomera.

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Arguamul

Arguamul

It is one of the most isolated and distant villages in La Gomera. Partly, it is especially interesting because it is in a “wild” area and has developed specific characteristics for the landscape and traditional use.

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El Cercado

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.

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Chipude

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.

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Ambrosio

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.

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Los Apartaderos, Pavón and La Dehesa

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.

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Erque y Erquito

Erque y Erquito

These are two little villages located inside the Protected Landscape of Orone, at the top of the Barranco de Erque, on the southside of the Municipality of Vallehermoso.

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La Dama and La Rajita

La Dama and La Rajita

This is a village located in the south western end of the Municipality of Vallehermoso and it is the furthest neighborhood from the centre of the town.

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Igualero

Igualero

It is the highest village in the entire island of La Gomera. It is 1320 meters over sea level and just at the bottom of the Alto de Garajonay, on the south side.

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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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