La Gomera in the Canary Islands is still relatively unspoiled by tourism. Most visitors arrive by ferry from Tenerife or La Palma. The mountainous middle of the island has a cloudy and foggy climate with forest trees hung with moss. We were based in the Valle Gran Rey in the sunny south of the island. From there we visited the main tourist attractions including San Sebastian, Mirador del Palmarejo, Chipude, Garajonay National Park, La Laguna Grande, Mirador de Roque de Ojila, La Montaneta and Vallehermosa.
A walk at Cumbrecita to a great viewpoint. The Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente is in a bowl formed by volcanic action millions of years ago. The bowl is 8km wide, carpeted with thick Canary pine forest and surrounded on all sides by imposing rock walls. The forest walk takes us to the Mirador de la Cumbrecita viewpoint. It juts out over the caldera, offering a great place to take in the beauty and enormity of the park.