La Gomera is one of the Canary Islands, and is in the western part of the archipelago, in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife . Its capital is San Sebastián de La Gomera, and it is a beautiful island with a unique natural environment. It has a population of about 30,000 inhabitants and is divided into only six municipalities, although until a couple of years ago there were five and one was divided into two.
Its surface area is almost 400 square kilometers, and the highest point is 1,487 meters above sea level, which is Pico Garajonay . Throughout the island you can find a great variety of animal and plant species, and it is one of the richest Spanish islands in biodiversity. Its animal symbol is the giant lizard of La Gomera , one of the most endangered animals in the world.
Garajonay National Park
One of the most spectacular national parks in Europe thanks to its biological diversity , its laurel forest being of great importance. It is a protected territory that has several animal species in danger of extinction. There are also very unique geomorgological formations, which makes the park much more special. Since 1986 it has been a World Heritage Site.
Integral Natural Reserve of Benchijigua
In this place there are also many endemic and endangered species that are highly protected, such as the taginaste, the immortelle or the chachorra. The most notable are the cliffs and the Agando python, which give the landscape a very unique aspect and make it one of the main points of interest on the island.
Majona Natural Park
It has a very steep and representative orography of the island, with many eroded places that give it a unique appearance. The forest mass is very important for the protection of the soil and the recharge of aquifers , and it is also very interesting on a scientific level since it has endangered species such as bejeques and cardoncillo.
Valle Gran Rey Rural Park
An extraordinary rural landscape, with a beauty without equal thanks to the erosion that volcanoes produced in their day. There are many valleys with very interesting species, with many valuable palm trees and several cliffs that give great spectacularity to the landscape, such as the Argaga cliffs , the Charco de Cieno or the Macizos de La Mérica.
They are the best Canarian example of the salic python, a place where marine erosion has left a spectacular mark, forming a set of prisms thanks to the viscosity of the lavas. The formation of the columns is similar to those of a gigantic organ, hence its name.