In one location, a local handicrafts and delicatessen store, a traditional orchard and a restored Gofio Mill with a large antiques collection exhibition. La Gomera is an island which, up to 30 years ago, most of it's economy and lifestyle was linked to agriculture and farming. Still deeply settled in their culture, it is a basic insight in the spirit and landscape of an island that still feels like settled in ancient times.
In our open farm and exhibit you can learn and see how the gomerans lived, survived and worked. By the ancient Convent and Hermigua original settlement surrounding the river, it is an exceptional landscape of palm groves, cornfields and small family houses.
Only 30 minutes away from San Sebastian and the main Seaport of La Gomera, Los Telares has been for years an unmissable touristic spot. The North Route (GM-1) will bring you through the most authentic landscapes of La Gomera, including the 400-years-old Convento of Santo Domingo, the beautiful davits of Hermigua or Vallehermoso, Agulo Town or Garajonay National Park Visitors Center.
A gourmet experience on our terraces.
All a gourmet experience on our terrace: snacks with local ingredients, fresh salads from the garden, traditional sweets, wines and artisan beers... Discover the unique flavours of La Gomera.
Our organic farm supplies our terrace, where you will be able to enjoy a pleasant rest with our coffees, fresh juices, dishes of the day, salads made in the moment and tapas of local ingredients.
Our Gofio Mill is the reconstruction of the machinery and bulding of a former watermill located in this same land, that remained funcioning for the most part of the 19th Century.
But it wasn't the only one. In the ravine that descends from El Cedro to Hermigua were located 16 gofio mills driven by the descending stream.
The mill was an industry of enormous social interest on an island where gofio was the main source of carbohidrates up to the first half of the 20th century.
The mills were located nearby the ravines, from where a rudimentary channel that supplied them with the necessary water branched, leading it to a point higher than the machinery, where it fell down a very steep slope through a narrow ditch, thus acquiring the necessary pressure to move the wheel. Inside our watermill building you can also see several types of mills from different periods.
5.000 meters of ecological farm with traditional banana plantations, mangoes, papayeros, aguacateros, aloe vera, etc...
A beautiful botanical route where you will be able to meet the crops present on the island, and that introduces you to the traditional agricultural technologies and tools of La Gomera. The interpretative panels and our audioguides help you understand the wonders of a landscape carved with a heroic effort.
In our palm trees you will discover how palm honey is collected and produced.
Our museum, located in the building of our Gofio Watermill, contains a representative sample of the Maruca Gámez Canarian antiques private Collection. The collection is the largest privately owned collection on the island. It contains pieces dating from the Aboriginal Gomeran period to the early 20th Century.
The Maruca Gámez ethnographic collection is the result of a tireless effort to rescue and preserve the cultural heritage of these simple and daring People. Its premise: to keep alive the legacy of an entire pueblo; its customs and traditions, its folklore and crafts, its popular ways, its languages and attitudes. In short, a solid and tenacious identity dictated by nature.
Always optimistic and looking forward to a brighter future, Doña Maruca left the door open for us to love our environment, helping us to recognize its uniqueness.
In her long life she received many recognitions and awards in relation to all the areas in which she intervened. Her greatest achievement was seeing that there was a future for La Gomera and its people the way it was, with lush nature and alive traditions, and not resting until it became a reality.
Here we are given a peek into the daily life of most Gomeros between the 15th and early 20th Centuries.
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