Garajonay National Park
La Gomera has a fascinating ecosystem. The unique Garajonay National Park alone is a sizable green area with prehistoric vegetation. Fog wafts through the deep gorges and gets caught in gnarled, old trees, dew drops fall on the leaves and silence surrounds you – even if it feels like that, but gnomes or fairies will not meet you on La Gomera. But even without fantasy characters, the Garajonay National Park is absolutely magical and unique in the world.
La Gomera’s small town of Agulo lies in the north of the island about 30 mins drive from the capital. Agulo has become known as the bon-bon of La Gomera island. The landscape shows its beauty by fertile terraced fields, steep cliffs and a wonderful view of the sea and the imposing Teide on the neighboring island of Tenerife.
El Silbo Gomero
Guanches are the name of the island’s indigenous people, who can talk to each other in their own way. El Silbo is the name of the whistling language that people have been using for centuries to communicate across deep gorges and long distances. Children still learn Silbo in school today and it spreads over long distances. That is why the whistling language is a UNESCO world cultural asset worthy of protection.