Isla de la Gomera Local Customs

  • Fruit Trees
    Fruit Trees
    by scottishvisitor
  • Paint it white
    Paint it white
    by scottishvisitor
  • Local wines
    Local wines
    by mplessers

Most Recent Local Customs in Isla de la Gomera

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo

    All sorts of fruits grow here

    by scottishvisitor Updated Mar 4, 2006

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Fruit Trees

    The valleys of La Gomera are the perfect environment for growing a diverse display of fruit trees. The main fruit crop of the Island is the same throughout the Canaries - small sweet bananas are grown on plantations. We used to get this fruit in UK shops but not any more, some are still exported to Spain.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo

    Recycled legends

    by scottishvisitor Written Apr 7, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Paint it white

    The story goes - The volcanic eruption roared it's way down towards the sea - then changed course as the people took shelter in the church. Miraculously missing the said church.
    The story is repeated in every Canary Island but this one made me smile - The Church is painted white so you can see it plainly -
    Do you??

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

  • fassolia's Profile Photo

    Respect for nature

    by fassolia Updated Aug 17, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The church of nuestra senora de la Ascension is where Colombus prayed before leaving for America (gave him good luck didn't it) in San Sebastian.
    I saw in a video the traditional way of communicating at the old times;it was a complicated wistling that was heard along the mountains.It was also amazing to see the respect the Gomeros show to nature and the high standard of protection and preservation of their national park .And sth funny ;if you are able to find a wild palm tree that is not pruned watch it;it's like a bush!

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • National/State Park

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Isla de la Gomera

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

74 travelers online now

Comments

Isla de la Gomera Local Customs

Reviews and photos of Isla de la Gomera local customs posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Isla de la Gomera sightseeing.

View all Isla de la Gomera hotels