La Gomera > Towns
Along the road from the North, part of San Sebastian de La Gomera and passes through the municipalities of Hermigua and Agulo, we Vallehermoso, extensive agricultural municipality, the highest of the island, with vineyards irrigated cereals and rain-fed. On their way to the hull of the people that is the capital, we surprised the magnificent scenery carved by the inhabitant rubberwood in the steep walls of their mountains, especially in the area of Tamargada,planting vineyards where seemed impossible, covering the rock and the vertical walls with staggered terraces of dry stone that have been filled with earth.
The widest and complicated network basin of La Gomera is here, around the ravine of Vallehermoso. The two channels which form the upper part, with header in the plateau, are those of ingenuity and Macayo, that come together in the place where it stands the municipal capital, whose historical area has the kernel grouped around the church of San Juan Bautista. Hull of stately buildings as corresponds to a town that has witnessed and protagonist of the traditional agricultural riches of the region.Of the hull of Vallehermoso part a road toward the inside of the ravine, rising from behind the roundabout, where they happen the hamlets that, in ascending order are, on one side and another from the course, The Fortress, the Guatemalan, The Cabezo, Doodle, Band of the Roses and The Parrots. In this same channel is a reservoir that has a capacity of 710,000 cubic meters and collects water as to maintain a good level also during the summer: the dam of the Charming. At the end of the track that continues rising there is another reservoir, smaller, Marichal. In the hamlet of Band of the Roses, where a hermitage dedicated to the Virgen del Carmen,has its workshop and his house a craftsman devoted to the basketware. Jose Correa Méndez receives visitors in a local pointed to the sign Craft Carmen . Your hands work the sugar cane and the wicker. What you are most demanding their clients are baskets high without asa for grapes.
Greatness of "Los Organos"
Western sector of the municipality, Agana, toward where we can address by the road TF-712 in the direction Valle Gran Rey but entering after by the path to be addressed to Alojera, is from the mountain of the Bush, southwest, until the coast steep for The Bodies,one of the most spectacular of the Island visible only from the sea (excursions departing from the ports of San Sebastian de La Gomera, Playa Santiago and Valle Gran Rey). The hamlet higher than is found in the same degollada that serves as step is Epina and the lowest Alojera, at the end of a road that crosses with numerous ponds. At this point, a track leads us to the beach of Alojera, where a group of houses and small apartments are already in the same shore that protects the North, an old pier abandoned.
A dirt track continues until Tazo and its chapel of St. Lucia (recently restored), to continue after toward Arguamul, falling back to the coast or going up toward the Hermitage of Santa Clara to die in Chijeré, on the cliffs of the Bodies, invisible from the ground. To return the track is rises directly toward the Jets of Epina, ending the tour of the region.Area of extensive palm groves, traditional crops and poblamiento dispersed, the triangle that form Epina-Alojera-Tazo concentrated honey production of palma de La Gomera, a product delicious and natural with multiple possibilities gastronomic obtained boiling the guarapo, the lifeblood of palm trees canary islands. Las Palmeras subjected to exploitation guarapera are easily identifiable because they present the cup peeled, retaining only the leaves lowest not to die.
Turning to the southern side of the municipality are places as interesting as Temocodá, better known as Chipude, with the old church of the Candelaria, one of the parishes oldest from the Canary Islands; The Fencing, hamlet of potters practicing a traditional work that goes back to the aboriginal; The Fortress, a mountainous training which rises stressing on the hills that surround; The Lady, population dedicated to intensive crops; and The Crack, where there was a former factory of fish.