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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Going to La Gomera from Tenerife was a shock. I went for a day trip from one to the other and it was so different. Tenerife is so built up but only 90 minutes away, La Gomera is a completely different culture. These are the the real "Canarians". This park was so lovely to go to - very pretty and... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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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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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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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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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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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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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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