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Roque Fortaleza, Barranco de la Rajita

Barranco de la Rajita y Roque de la Fortaleza Nature Reserve

La Gomera

An emblematic, rocky landscape.

Impressive rock formations, with fanciful and steep shapes, developing their own habitats on vertical faces.

This area has a rural, rocky landscape with steep faces that are home to endangered and protected species.For example, the siempre viva and the spotted knapweed.The wild olive trees and heather grow in the cracks of these faces.

Barranco de la Rajita y Roque de la Fortaleza Nature Reserve


Vallehermoso, La Gomera  (Canary Islands)

Type of area:Natural Park Area:1,788.1 hectares Email:sansebastian@lagomera.travel Tel.:+34 922141512 Website:Barranco de la Rajita y Roque de la Fortaleza Nature Reserve

La Gomera (Canary Islands):

Vallehermoso

Useful information

What you need to know


  • Cultural information

    In the area you can see some houses.In the Fortress you can find traces of ancient aborigine use.

  • Environmental information

    Formations made up of basalt materials where abundant species such as the Balearic shearwater, osprey, and birds of prey namely the common buzzard and the kestrel.The vegetation includes masses of heather and broom.