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La Gomera - the Mountain Island

By James Purefoy Subscribe to RSS | June 25th 2012 | Views:

La Gomera is part of the Canary Islands in Spain and is dominated by mountains hence the common reference to as the Island of mountains. You will find the island’s landscape pretty amazing with the massive mountain heights then falling in to the sea in a magnificent manner bound to take any breath away. Alto de Garajonay within the island is now a declared National Park and you can enjoy an interesting time within it exploring and enjoying the many things that it has to offer.

One of the most striking things about La Gomera is the popular original customs that are still held in high esteem by the population on the island. You will also find most interesting the whistling language the valleys inhabitants use to communicate among themselves. This language has been compared to yodling that takes center stage in the Alps in Central Europe. It is the most interesting factor of the island and you will find it mist interesting to learn a few things about the language and the customs here.

San Sebastian

This is a small town on the island and one which is worth visiting from all aspects. You can actually connect to Tenerife from here by a boat ferry and it is also here that the famed great explorer Christopher Columbus stopped on this discovery journey. He stopped to repair his ships here and was helped by the kind people who lived here. It is a picturesque town which cannot be missed while on holiday or vacation on this beautiful island.

Most of the historical features in San Sebastian are still very much in use today and they include the Iglesia se la Asuncion Church as well as the port through which Columbus passed here Also read my blog at : James Purefoy's Blog. The Torre del Conde tower tells mush of Count’s fortress as it is the only preservation today.

Spain has numerous islands and regions as well as cities and each of them has something that is unique and interesting to offer to visitors coming into the country. La Gomera is among the many islands of Spain that you can choose to spend a holiday in. To ensure that you end up with the best holiday experience, it is advisable that you consider all options before then settling for one you feel is most ideal. You can also choose to combine different things into the holiday to make it most interesting and memorable.

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Spain offers numerous opportunities and select for all popular regional vacations : Costa Brava, casa costa brava, and the most beautiful destinations i.e costa brava ferienhaus in Spain.
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