La Garajonay National Park

Rainforest in the national park

La Garajonay National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site on La Gomera.

Understand

Located in the middle of the island, the park hosts subtropical laurisilva forest that is "almost as old as the island itself" — the vegetation type has stayed the same for millions of years. The forest is made up of different evergreens flourishing under the mild temperatures and high humidity of La Gomera.

Flora and fauna

The park includes several species endemic to the Canary Islands including the Gomeran lizard, Gomeran skink, stripeless tree frog, laurel pigeon and Bolle's pigeon.

Get around

Saturdays there are free guided tours, arranged by the visitors center (Centro de Visitantes).

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