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Garajonay National Park

La Gomera, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 33 attractions in La Gomera
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Forests
Activities: Hiking
Description: A misty rain forest full of mystery and romance: great for hiking.
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Norman, Oklahoma
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286 reviews 286 reviews
126 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at La Gomera which I think is a lot nicer than just visiting for the day as many people do. On a day trip you really don't have the time to explore the park. There is an information point where you can actually get a lot of information about the trails etc. The visitor center is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Visited La Gomera on a days coach trip from Tenerife via the Fred Olson ferry. We loved the trip in the mountains and national park. The mountains are spectacular and the sheer drops from the roadside, breath taking. We were given a very interesting talk throughout the trip by our coach guide. Would suggest that the trip would not be... More

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Odijk
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102 reviews 102 reviews
43 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The trip to the top of Garajonay is nice, not too heavy either. Its sad though that a lot of the forest was burned not that long ago, which means walking alot in charred remains. Looking at the time it takes to regrow, this will be so for a few years it seems. The trip to Hermigua was green, no... More

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cork
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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

we stopped here briefly on a coach tour,the guide took us to a car park and on to the rest room area.Unfortunately we missed out on a lot ,bar and restaurant were only average,and there was a smell of something like sewage around the rest room area

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Really worth the effort - even though the weather for us was appalling for the Canary Islands. We were down to 6.5C in the low cloud at one point! Still it is a lovely forest for walking. Quite challenging in places - which was good. The occasional shafts of sunlight showed how lovely it would have been in better conditions.... More

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Manby, null, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Lovely Natural Park. Lots of nice walks through the woods. Pretty flowers and lovely bird songs. They have a nice café with plenty of indoor seating. There is a small exhibition of flora and fauna near the café. The temperature at the top of the mountains can be very cold. It is better to take a jacket. Lovely place if... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great trails through misty rain forest and if you get a break in the clouds amazing views from the summit.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
42 attraction reviews
337 helpful votes 337 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This is a really extraordinary experience, driving through the ancient forest and learning about how the horizontal rain and thick foliage have preserved this wonderful forest.

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Bottmingen, Switzerland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

of this beautiful natural park. As a hiker I really like to go to the top of a mountain. And the walk to the top of Garajonay was paid of with wonderful views to La Palma, El Hiero, Tenerife and even Gran Canaria! But the walk down through the natural park was amazing. Birds were singing, a creeked purled beside... More

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Rarely do I think about light pollution - but out here, with such reduced built up areas puking diffusing light, the night sky really comes to life. Like a billion high powered lasers and cre LEDs in a symphony of true 3D (and while concentrating, 4D) magical ambient illusions. It's so easy to envy the likes of Columbus - who... More

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