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Isla de la Gomera Travel Guide: 135 reviews and 326 photos
The most fortunate of the Fortunate Islands, as the Canaries are known.
No sign postings
No fast food
No sports bars
No tourist tat
No Looky Looky people
Just peace & quiet in harmony with nature and all the goodness she has to offer.
La Gomera remains unspoilt (at the moment) by tourism.
It has a quiet rugged beauty. Sub tropical climate creates an abundance of plants, trees & fruits.
The roads which snake up & down the mountains & valleys remain quiet, if not a trifle hair raising.
It is a walkers paradise - stroll out and listen to the bird song - take in the excellent lush scenery and admire natures miracle in transforming volcanic rock into a botanical paradise.
All forms of vegetation come alive at the Garajonay National Park visitors centre.
Plants from the South America's & other sub tropical places flourish in the year round warm temperatures.
Interestingly, common garden plants are seen too, but much larger than I can grow at home.
Truely a gardener's paradise!
- Pros:Simply beauty - Simply life - A refreshing place
- Cons:A need for a car & my missing hiking boots.
- In a nutshell:Gardener's Paradise - Walker's Dream
The panoramic views from the top look off are spectacular. The height can be so great it gives you a dizzy feeling. more travel advice
Would need a gardener's hand book to identify the many and varied flowers showing great beauty on this island. more travel advice
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