Introduction to La Gomera

Gomera is considered, by some, to be the most stunning island in the Canaries. It is generally overlooked by tourists as it does not offer as many resort holidays as some of the bigger and more popular islands.

It has natural wooded forests, volcanic craters and all of the other defining features of a beautiful Canary Island, with a tiny population of only 17,000.

Its coastline is covered with dense cliffs and rocky mountains, which can make it difficult to reach from some sides.

One of the most fascinating aspects of the native culture is a famously bizarre language involving different pitches of whistling. This communication method was used by travellers to communicate between different mountain ranges.

The capital of the island is a small village with a populous of merely 6,000 people. It is called San Sebastian, named after Saint Sebastian and is rarely visited by many tourists, although the islands main harbour is located in this village. This is by far the best place for any tourists looking for a really relaxing time and to enjoy fine local food and crafts at very reasonable prices.

This port is a point of international historical interest as it is where Columbus stayed, with the widow of the time periods’ lord of the island. It is visited frequently by archaeologists and historians from all over the globe, but never in large numbers.

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