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Garajonay National Park



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Garajonay National Park


Garajonay National Park


Location and municipalities

Location

It is situated in La Gomera, in the Canary Islands.  

Municipalities

Gomera (Canary Islands)

San Sebastián de la Gomera, Agulo, Alajeró, Hermigua, Valle Gran Rey, Vallehermoso


Garajonay National Park


Activities

  • Educational options
  • Routes around the Park

Garajonay National Park


Centro de Visitantes “Juego de Bolas”


Visitor centres

Location

La Palmita, Agulo (Gomera)

Contact details

Timetables

Monday to Sunday
Public holidays
09:30 to 16:30



Garajonay National Park


Description

If you want to indulge in a little 'time travel' and walk through jungles that are millions of years old, this is the place for you. The explanation is simple: Garajonay is home to the world's finest example of laurisilva forest, a genuine relic of the Tertiary era. On your visit to La Gomera (an island with volcanic origins), when you're in the National Park, you may suddenly find yourself wrapped in a mysterious mist. You're in luck. These are caused by the Alyssian winds and transform the park into a place of magic. What animals can you find there? Garajonay is home to animal and plant species that can only be seen there. It has 150 native species of fauna. Have you ever seen a forest bat? What's on offer in the park? To get to La Gomera, take a boat from the port of Los Cristianos (in the south of the neighbouring island of Tenerife). Once in the park, you can follow any of the self-guided footpaths or take a free route led by a guide (requires advance reservations). A word of advice: don't miss the observation points with views over the Agando and Ojila rocks.

  • World Heritage certification
  • Ecotourism certification