An excursion to Los Órganos

An excursion to Los Órganos

An excursion to Los Órganos from Valle Gran Rey

 

If there was a kingdom of the seas and its King and Queen had ordered a huge stone organ for the royal wedding, the architect wouldn’t need to create one, they could simply take advantage of the one nature carved into the north-west coastline of La Gomera. This incredible sight, 200 metres wide and 80 metres high, with enormous prismatic columns of basalt that drop down the cliff face into the sea and continue under the water is only accessible by sea. It’s a precious gem of natural architecture that leaves everyone who sees it speechless in awe.

 

A cathedral organ cut into a cliff

 

 Private excursion boats that take visitors to Los Órganos leave from Vueltas Harbour and offer various options along the eastern coast of the island until ending up at this spot. The boat guides explain that the 'organs' are really a mass of magma that didn't quite make it above the surface and cooled very quickly, breaking up into regular shapes. La Gomera’s fierce northern waves then took over and shaped and sculpted the rock face into the amazing, unique sight that it is today.