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Garajonay National Park

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Address: La Gomera, Spain
Phone Number: 922-80-09-93
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Activities: Hiking
Description: A misty rain forest full of mystery and romance: great for hiking.
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The landscape looks exactly like it did 50 million years ago.

La Gomera is one of the few places on Earth where there still are laurisilva rain forests, with plant species from the Tertiary period. Garajonay is where the giant laurel forests... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

La Gomera is one of the few places on Earth where there still are laurisilva rain forests, with plant species from the Tertiary period. Garajonay is where the giant laurel forests are and where you’ll feel like you just walked into Jurassic Park. The vegetation from the Tertiary period is truly overwhelming: 2 meters high dandelions, 3 meters high snapdragon... More 

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The Garajonay National Park is a UNESCO World Heriage Site and crowns the island of La Gomera. With its diverse habitats and protected status it offers a great deal for the visitor who is interested in nature. The area is criss crossed by hiking paths, roads and has many spectacular viewpoints. Laurasilval forests and dry heath or fayalbrenzal cover most... More 

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Haslemere
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Be prepared for either cool and damp or hot and sunny weather, otherwise a great national park facility with good vidtors centre and excellent ranger staff ( and a brilliant local food restaurant at La Laguna Grande centre)

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Most of the park is laurel trees, so one is hiking in the shade. Being there in May, I was past the winter horizontal rain season, so it was nice and dry. The trails are well marked with signs explaining the elevation profile as well as the birds eye view of the island. There were lots of plants with flowers... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

If you like walking in green forest this is definitely something for you. If, like me, that doesn't really interest you and you prefer to see great views you will be disappointed as there are only very few places where you get to see a nice grand view. There's a Zona recreativa called Laguna Granda. This is more of an... More 

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Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

There are so many things to do in the park. Magnificent views all over the place and many many great walks. The views will obviously be best on a clear day but there are many walks in the amazing forest that in many ways are enhanced by a bit of mist and cloud.

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Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went on a guided walk in Garajonay. A minibus dropped us off, and we met the excellent guide, a German lady called Mieke (she spoke excellent English). The walk was about 5 miles, mostly downhill. We loved the misty forest paths - they are very well waymarked. One pleasant surprise was the abundance of colourful flowers along the route.... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Garajonay National Park, is huge and if you are going from one area to another you are more than likely to go through it. Fantastic for walkers, but if you are going a distance make sure you take supplies with you. The Scenery is amazing, and eerily quiet. The flora and fauna is very diverse. Two words of warning,... More 

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Okehampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Always take jumpers and a waterproof coat as we experienced lovely hot sunny weather and on another day it was cold, misty and damp. Be prepared for both. Fantastic walks and superb views if it is fine and clear. There are so many lovely walks to do, it really is a walkers paradise. A walking stick is useful. Interesting plants... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It's hard to write a review of the Garajonay Park, without mentioning the rest of the island because, it is very intriguing place to visit which deserves totally separate review...Anyway, I went there in 2011 with Thomson excursion by coach, with a guide. The park itself is a fantastic place, where you can see many endemic plant species, trees covered... More 

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Address: La Gomera, Spain
Phone Number: 922-80-09-93
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  La Gomera

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