Garajonay National Park

Garajonay National Park, La Gomera: Hours, Address, Garajonay National Park Reviews: 5/5

Garajonay National Park
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Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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A misty rain forest full of mystery and romance: great for hiking.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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David D
Devon, UK12,443 contributions
Amazing Park with so many treasures
Oct 2021 • Couples
The Park was created in 1981 to protect the best conserved sample of the Canarian Laurisilva (Laurel Forest). It covers 3986 hectares (9845 acres).

There are numerous Miradors, viewpoints within the Park, each with their own appeal and qualities.

For us the most memorable was Mirador Cabezo del Mocanillo, this is where visitors can see the remains of the devastation caused by the fire of 2012.

Another poignant Mirador is Mirador los Roques where the Memorial stands to commemorate the 20 people who lost their lives in the forest fire of 1984.

The Park is also home to a number of stunning rock formations and mountains including Alto de Garajonay and Los Roques.

One of the treasures within the Park is Laguna Grande, the recreational area with carvings and restaurants.

There are numerous well maintained and signposted, walks, treks and pathways throughout the Park. For those not as energetic as the hikers, a drive through the park is an easier way to enjoy the delights of the Park.

We drove through the Park on a number of times, either travelling from one side of island to the other or visiting the Park and all it's treasures. It was an absolute delight driving through roads that are likes tunnels with the overhead canopy of leaves and branches provided by the trees.

In 1986 became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of its natural value.

The Garajonay Visitor Centre is 9 kilometres north of the Park.
Written November 29, 2021
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richard w
Exmouth, UK6 contributions
Peace
Oct 2021 • Couples
A beautiful sub tropical rainfores with many endemic species and a multitude of viewpoints. Good hiking trails as well. Well worth a visit
Written October 21, 2021
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Michael W
Hastings, UK90 contributions
Fascinating forest
Oct 2021
A beautiful and other worldly walk through one of the most ancient forests. A UNESCO protected site.
Written October 19, 2021
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Amokas
Vilnius, Lithuania352 contributions
Nice park, well marked easy to find
Jul 2021 • Couples
Amazing national park. Views in every place are just great. Treks are well marked and not much people there. I recommend hiking there instead of beach staying
Written July 10, 2021
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Bidule05
France641 contributions
Isabelle (France)
May 2020
We hiked in the beautiful national park of Garajonay.
The pleasant path led us to the foot of the fine El Cedro waterfall, which is the highest waterfall in La Gomera island. We saw that the the primary forest was preserved in the national park with many beautiful flowwers. We made a short stop at the little chapel of Lourdes before plunging into the laurels and heather trees!!!
A pleasant hike!
Written April 17, 2021
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kattullus
Stockholm, Sweden1,032 contributions
Unique rain forest on the Canary Islands
Apr 2021
The main reason for visiting La Gomera! Lovely rain forest with lots of well marked walking alternatives, also some suitable for the not so fit persons. A surprising and fascinating landscape on top of this volcano island.
Written April 13, 2021
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R_Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden4,583 contributions
Beautiful!
Feb 2021 • Couples
There are so many trails here. Quite hard to find the way on the trail. Not many signs.. Very beautiful forrest!
Written February 5, 2021
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CesarettiDaSpoleto
Paris, France392 contributions
Great walks
Nov 2020 • Couples
Take in as much oxygen that you can during the many walks through the woods. Stop at the miradors along the way to take some great shots of the views. Pick your walks carefully based on your hiking skills and bring the bare necessary
Written November 6, 2020
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain478 contributions
Amazing!
Sep 2020
To be honest all of La Gomera could be a National Park, but the actual park preserves the peak of the old volcano and the unique vegetation which preserves the type of forest which used to cover all of south west Europe. La Gomera is volcanic, but activity ceased 2 million years ago and since then erosion has been at work, carving deep ravines down to the sea. There are many walsk and viewpoints showing this spectacular park. If you visit, make sure you stop at the visitor centre at Las Rosas where there are interesting exhibits about life on La Gomera, natural history (a good film is available) and shops selling typical produce - and I highly recommend the cookies made La Gomera style!
Written September 16, 2020
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Alejandro CG
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain138 contributions
Necessary visit
Dec 2019
It is a place that is necessary to discover, walking along its trails is something that reminds us of scenes from forests in movies. Breathtaking.
Written July 13, 2020
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