Gomera's land was the last known shore Christopher Colombus saw before arriving a the Bahamas on October 12th 1492 on a journey of enormous significance on Western history. Gomer'as capital, San Sebastian,has plenty of sights related to Colombus. But besides its colonial past what really makes Gomera unique and so attractive to visitors is its magnificent natural wealth. Impressive gorges and cliffs, rock monoliths and, above all, the Garajonay National Park, a magic unespected, impossible treasure of crystal clear waters, eternal myst and laurel forest which dates back thousands of years and covers 10% of the island having been declared a Mankind Heritage Site by UNESCO. The most important rock formation on the Island, Los Órganos, is in Vallehermoso, in the north.

 

 

 

 

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