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

Having remained relatively untouched by tourism compared to its neighbours, La Gomera is punctuated by dramatic ravines and verdant valleys, with black sandy beaches and cliffs around its 90-kilometre coastline.

The UNESCO-protected Garajonay National Park with its famous laurel forest covers nearly one tenth of this fascinating island, which has been popular with travellers for centuries – Christopher Columbus stopped here prior to his voyage in 1492!

With Pico de Garajonay standing 1,487 metres above sea level, a rainforest and breathtaking scenery, Gomera is as worthy of discovery now as it was then.

 

Health

As health information can change at any time, we’d advise you to consult your GP at least 12 weeks before departure.

Country-specific information and advice on possible health risks is also published by the National Travel Health Network and Centre, and The British Foreign and Commonwealth Travel Advice Unit provides important health and safety information for British nationals travelling abroad.