The Canarian archipelago contains unique places that are proof of the biodiversity of the area. They have witnessed a multitude of historical events. Do you know why La Gomera is known as the Columbus Island? Because on this island located in the western part of the archipelago, Christopher Columbus stopped for provisions and supplies before leaving to America, in 1492. This and many other legends are hidden in this wonderful place, would you dare to discover its secrets?
The first thing you have to know about that La Gomera is the second smallest of The Canary Islands and it is not as high as other islands, but precisely these conditions provide the island with an amazing nature. It shelters a great variety of places in a very small space.
There are amazing landscapes, such as Los Órganos Cliff, a surprising scenario formed from ancient volcanic rocks, whose curious name comes from its structure: a nature's whim that gives the rocks the shape of organ pipes. The sea view is spectacular: you can see a natural cathedral organ entirely formed by rocks. But in La Gomera you will not only find cliffs and ravines that form inhospitable places. Those who decide to visit the island will also have the possibility to enjoy flat landscapes where they can relax while surrounded by the calmness of its environment. It looks like a dreamed scenario: the wild life in La Gomera is so varied that it ranges from rugged landscapes to gentle slopes, covered with palm trees and wild flowers.
The natural rock towers stand out among all these places. They are distributed throughout the island and are also a footprint of the ancient volcanoes that shaped the island, such as the beautiful Los Roques Natural Monument. Nowadays, Roque de Agando is considered one of the most emblematic monuments of La Gomera.
The Canary island also stands out for its Laurel forests; a type of vegetation that has covered the Mediterranean for millions of years and that still remains intact thanks to its weather. It is a natural jewel from the tertiary period which can be visited today by following the trails inside the Garajonay National Park in La Gomera, considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The main peculiarity of the laurel forests is that their trees retain their foliage through out the year thanks to high humidity and mild temperatures. Those who venture in to the Garajonay National Park can find fayas, heather, laurels and ferns, among many other plants, a wild and beautiful sample of Canarian nature. In addition, you will experience a unique sensation, because the area is hidden among a sea of clouds, which are piled upon each other where fog forms, as the result of the fresh trade winds that blow strongly.
The island is a place full of biodiversity. Its forests and beaches, with their crystal clear waters, seem to be the ideal place to finish your trip: you can walk, cool down or simply dare to immerse yourself in the deep sea. Its wild beaches make up an unique scenario of volcanic black sand, such as Alojera Beach, located in an arid landscape, or Playa del Inglés, located in an isolated environment, only for those who are able to enjoy nature in all its splendor. Unique landscapes that you can only discover here in the Canary Islands.
Come and discover the wonders of La Gomera and all the beautiful and wild landscapes this island has to offer!