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Flag of the Canary IslandsGomera

It is round, has a surface area of 378km2 and a population of over 17,000 inhabitants. It is a rich, densely wooded island with a large massif in the centre, called Alto de Garajonary, another National Park at a height of 1,487m above sea level. Its coastline is rugged and full of cliffs, while it is mountainous inland.

A famous feature is its whistle language, used by the inhabitants of the island to communicate from mountain to mountain.

San Sebastián, the capital and harbour of the island, is the place where the Conde de la Gomera Parador stands. It is a pretty, picturesque village with about 6,000 inhabitants. This is where Columbus prepared his ships, took in water and food supplies, and this is where La Asunción's stands, where he attended mass before setting out on his way to America.

This port of call where Columbus was put up by Beatriz de Bobadilla, the widow of Hernán Peraza, lord of the island, before the voyage leading to the discovery has a sight in memory of the occasion: the so-called Torre de Conde, a former fortress, officially; Sight of Interest to National History today.

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Its white, luminous houses lies on one of the richest banana-growing areas of the island.

The Cedar forest

It is one of the most beautiful in the Canaries.


It is a place of unique beauty where the most varied species of fruit trees, banana-trees, savin- trees, palm-trees, etc, are grown. In connection with its good beach, noteworthy are the cliffs called Los Organos, a name referring to the curious form of the rocks.

Playa Santiago

It is a very picturesque fishing village with an excellent beach and clean waters.

Valle Gran Rey

It lies in a fertile, banana-growing are, has beautiful palm-tree forests and a magnificent beach with golden sand, one of the Best in the island.

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