This remote part of the Canary Islands is perfect for rainforest hiking

I was probably driving a little too fast when the traffic lights turned red. It was the first straight stretch of tarmac I had seen for a while, having just spent the last forty-five minutes cautiously navigating a series of nerve-jangling hairpin bends that would fit right in at the Monaco Grand Prix.

After being halted a further three times it eventually clicked that these lights dotted around La Gomera, the second smallest Canary Island, are not there to manage traffic flow, and they aren’t used to let people cross the road either. They’re there to remind you to slow down.

Welcome to one of the Canary Islands’ most remote isles

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