La Gomera Island

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La GomeraLa Gomera Island has a round shape, is the second smallest one of the Canary Archipelago (after El Hierro). It is located in the western part of the Archipelago and belongs to the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The capital is San Sebastián de La Gomera, the island is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.


La Gomera is characterized by high cliffs, lush valleys, in the middle is the Parque Castillo del Mar - La GomeraNacional de Garajonay. Most noteworthy this was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, inside it there is the highest point of the island (1.487). In the upper area there is usually the Laurisilva, a forest of endemic laurel of subtropical humid climate.

The main port of the island is San Sebastián de La Gomera. In the south of the island there is also a small airport that makes connections to the other islands of the archipelago.