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This dinky dot in the Atlantic was made for rambling, hiking and ambling. Whatever your pace, holidays to La Gomera are all about the joy of being outdoors surrounded by awesome landscapes.
Often likened to a giant bisected orange, the segments of the fruit represent the barrancos, or valleys, that divide the island. They radiate from the centre where the creator of La Gomera now lies dormant.
Today the volcano is the site of the island's most celebrated attraction and one you can't miss when you travel to La Gomera. With soaring mountains, heather-blanketed hillsides and one of the world's oldest forests, the Parque Nacional de Garajonay is great for rambling and cycling. Signposted tracks lead you through humid sub-tropical forest that once covered most of Europe.
Head north from here and you're in fertile barrancos terraced with banana, orange and almond trees and prickly pear cacti, laden vines and groves of bamboo. The Eden-like Vallehermosa, meaning 'Beautiful Valley', is bountiful paradise.
Drop south and you're surrounded by arid barrancos of abandoned terraces and deserted villages. The pounding waves and black sands of Valle Gran Rey to the west is a magnet for surfers. While the laid back capital of San Sebastian on the east coast warmly welcomes visitors arriving on a La Gomera holiday.
Whichever point of the compass you follow when you're on your holidays in La Gomera, no two days will ever be the same on this glittering gem of the Atlantic.
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