After El Hierro, La Gomera is the smallest of the Canary Islands, with a surface area of 378 square kilometres, approximately 10 percent of which is covered by the Garajonay National Park which has been declared a Mankind Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The Island, in the centre of the westernmost part of the Canary Islands, between La Palma, El Hierro and Tenerife, is the ideal setting for outdoor activities throughout the year.
La Gomera is not as popular as many of the other Canary Islands but is still visited by people all year round. Like all of the Canary Islands La Gomera still benefits from good weather all year round.
A famous feature is its whistle language, used by the inhabitants of the island to communicate from mountain to mountain.
Christopher Columbus made La Gomera his last port of call before crossing the Atlantic in 1492.
The house in San Sebastián in which he stayed is now a tourist attraction..
La Gomera Facts
- Country: Spain
- Population: 18,990 in La Gomera
- Language: Castilian – Spanish
- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Time zone: Same as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Country dialing code: +34
- Electricity: 220 volts, 50 Hz
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La Gomera Attractions