La Gomera

The island of La Gomera, almost circular, is the second smallest of the Canary Islands.

It is located in the western province and its capital in San Sebastián de La Gomera. It is also known as the Columbian island, as Admiral Christopher Columbus, on his voyage for the discovery of the New World stopped in the place for supplies and provisions. It has a population around 24,000.

La Gomera has an area of 369 square kilometers and its highest peak is called Garajonay, with 1,487 meters, located in Garajonay National Park. The island has about 12 million years old and its morphology is full of ravines, which means La Gomera islands can be considered one of the most spectacular and amazing scenery ever seen. We have to remark on the natural monument of “Los Organos”.

It is basically basaltic colonnade shaped in tubes, only visible from the sea. But the similarity to a Giant Black Church Organ gives the name to this outstanding view. The spirituality felt during a boat trip can be unforgettable. You can hear as if the sound of the waves was coming out from the Organs tubes. Worth trying. Don´t miss out.

Garajonay National Park, the jewel of the Canaries natural heritage, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. It has one of the best kept secrets of the islands. The forest of “El Cedro” is a true relic of the Tertiary and world reserve for the conservation of laurel.

Thanks to the action of the sea of clouds (horizontal rain) the vegetation is very thick and we can find faille, heather, laurel and ferns. It is also being full of trails to hike, where we can learn firsthand of all the secrets of this ancient forest.

In addition to Garajonay National Park, representing 33.3% of the total area of the island, La Gomera has 16 protected natural areas. There are many endemic flora and fauna species in the island. We must highlight the giant lizard of La Gomera, one of the world’s most endangered species. It is currently in the process of recovery.

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Whale and Dolphin watching in their natural environment

Throughout our WHALE WATCHING TOUR, we will have the opportunity of seeing spectacular marine vistas. It is rare that we are not lucky enough to sight cetaceans such as spotted dolphins, common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, rough-toothed dolphins and pilot whales. Sometimes we even find sperm whales, Bryde’s whales, Blainville’s whales, and sea turtles.

There are cruises to suit all tastes: Our 3-hour mini cruises include a tasty selection of tapas and sangria. On our 4-hour trips, we moor off one of the island’s secret beaches where you can enjoy a swim and a delicious Canarian lunch with fresh grilled tuna fish, „papas arrugadas“ (Canarian wrinkled potatoes), mojos (typical sauces) and drinks, included – of course – in the price of the ticket.

The fishermen amongst our passengers are welcome to help us fish for tuna, barracuda, etc.

Visit Los Órganos

Accompany us to the North of the island, to LOS ÓRGANOS – tremendous basalt pillars of volcanic origin, visible only from the sea. On this tour, we will float along the coast while enjoying lovely views of beautiful valleys, high cliffs and secret beaches. This mini cruise includes a tasty selection of tapas and sangria.
The natural monument of „Los Órganos“ (organ pipes) is a unique rock formation made up of vertical columns that look like church organ pipes, making it one of La Gomera’s most distinctive landmarks.

A natural wonder made of magma, it was formed by lava slowly cooling and contracting at the same time. The columns are of a rare uniformity, craggy and eroded by the sea‘s action.
The column wall can only be appreciated to its full extent and beauty from the sea, and stretches to a height of 262 ft. and a width of 575 ft. Some of the individual “organ pipes” are over 3 ft. wide.

Interesting links for La Gomera

Here you will find a list of links that may interest you with information about La Gomera and the commitment to sustainable tourism.