The holiday resort Vallehermoso
Vallehermoso is located in the green north of La Gomera and is the ideal holiday destination for all nature lovers and hikers. The closeness to the national park (about one third of the area belongs to the municipality of Vallehermoso), the lush green landscape and the serenity of the local population guarantee a relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and tourist hustle.
The village with its nearly 3000 inhabitants is still very authentic and typically Canarian.
Vallehermoso is the second largest municipality after San Sebastián. The villages Alojera, Chipude, El Cercado, Tamargada, Arguamul and Macayo belong to Vallehermoso. Literally translated Vallehermoso means "The beautiful, lovely valley".
Vallehermoso's population lives mainly from agriculture. The large reservoir "Embalse de la Encantadora", beautifully embedded in the green landscape, ensures the water supply of the village Vallehermoso. Hobby anglers can also go fishing here, as there are carp and black bass in this lake. Tourism still does not play a major role, which makes Vallehermoso a real insider tip among nature lovers. The "Roque Cano", a former volcanic vent, dominates the village and is the symbol of the valley.
The idyllic village square is situated at 230 metres above sea level, and the individual districts, such as Los Loros or Ingenio, stretch up to the national park border and down to the coast. On the beach there is a small open-air swimming pool with sea water, but it is only open in the summer months. The entrance is free.
The crystal-clear Atlantic Ocean is very wild and unpredictable in the north, especially in winter, but still wonderful to look at. The best time to go swimming is in summer, when the ocean is much quieter.
On the coast of Vallehermoso is also the regionally famous Castillo del Mar, designed by Thomas Müller. Originally this was a loading station for bananas, but the building was closed in the early 50s. After the extensive restoration, concerts, events and parties were held here until the end of the 90s.
A very special natural treasure of Vallehermoso are the so-called "Los Organos". Basalt columns that rise out of the water like organ pipes and offer a bizarre sight. They can only be seen from the boat, otherwise there is no other access. Tours to the organ pipes "Los Organos" are offered at the harbour of Valle Gran Rey/Vueltas, but the weather conditions must be very stable, otherwise it is too dangerous to go there.
In Vallehermoso you can still find many original and lovingly renovated holiday homes, which are mostly idyllically situated and relatively cheap. Ask us today for a non-binding offer for a holiday home in Vallehermoso.