El Sombrero Viewpoint

An island of grains
From this viewpoint, you can admire the terraced hillsides used by Gomeran farmers for their crops. The steep terraces make for difficult growing conditions, but sometimes it’s the only option, like in La Gomera. The people of Isla Colombina had to introduce a costly solution to extend the arable land. They found a genius system called terraced farming, which is used in mountainous areas throughout the world. Dry stone walls are built to reduce the steepness of the slopes and retain the fertile land behind them, making the otherwise unproductive land suitable for farming.
Localidad
San Sebastián de La Gomera

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Never leave waste of any type lying around, including cigarette butts. Leftover food leads to a proliferation of rats and wild cats, which pose a serious threat to the fauna.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- Respect and look after the different items of public furniture (information panels, railings, seats, lighting, binoculars and telescopes, etc.).
- Respect the signposting along trails. Leaving the set paths and spaces causes damage to the environment and could also be dangerous for you and anyone with you.
- Try not to alter the peace of the environment with excessive noise (loud music, yelling, etc.).
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