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La Gomera

The Island of La Gomera , covers a surface area of about 372 Km2, is situated in the western region of the canary isles, It has a circular shape and its highest point is The Garajonay rock that stands at 1.487 meters above sea level.

It is the only one of the Canary Islands that hasn’t suffered modern volcano eruptions (About 2 million years since the last eruption).

Its formation y closely related to the erosion caused by the water that has travelled though its complex network of deep gorges , enlarging them to such an extent that it permitted the settlement of most part of the islands population and its agricultural activities.

La Gomera has always been appreciated for its exceptionally well kept forests. Its conservation gives the Gomeran people great pride and differences itself from the exploitation of terrain and development in the greater islands such as Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

The Economy of the island has been focused mostly on agriculture as its primary sector, such as farming and vegetable growing. There also is a smaller but important sector in fishing to be compared favourably with this activity in the larger islands.

The Legacy of history

If the voyage of Christopher Columbus to America is to be considered one of the greatest events of our time, we must not forget that it was precisely from this island where the famous sailor set sail towards history.

La Gomera is above all, history, and its incredible historic anecdotes are unique, and are intimately related to the columbine era and its most honoured ancestral traditions.

These modest viable trails of the past remind us of the rich history and heritage of La Gomera.
All this, together with its mild climate, multiple cultural and natural values and the beauty of the landscapes, towns and national park (considered part of human patrimony) make this island an ideal place for quality tourism.