The island of La Gomera is one of the seven Canary Islands, as well as one of the least populated. In recent decades, La Gomera has welcomed countless visitors escaping the dynamism and stress of hectic everyday life. The capital of the island is San Sebastián de La Gomera - this is the place from where Christopher Columbus set sail for America. La Gomera is the only one of the Canary Islands that was not and is not a volcano.
It occupies an area of ​​378 square kilometers and is known above all for its pristine nature. Garahonai Park located on the island is named after Princess Honai and Prince Gara and is under the protection of UNESCO. Here you can find ferns left untouched by the time of the dinosaurs.
Terraced fields, date palms and banana plantations surround the main plateau with its characteristic laurel forests. About 400 native plant and animal species that disappeared in Africa and Europe millions of years ago can be seen in the park.
After the regular fiestas, the Carnival of the Canary Islands is respected as a holiday, which every year has a different and interesting theme. And once every 5 years the Lustrales of Saint Gladelupe is celebrated. She is said to be the woman who brought the Christian religion from Africa. The celebration is associated with huge fiestas for a month, which ends with a religious welcome and send-off of the statue of the saint, as well as a magical light theater in the ocean.
The people of the island, like all Canaries, are extremely fond of their traditions. During the religious and secular fiestas, the locals put on their national costumes and go to work that way. In every shop you can buy a typical folk costume.

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