A Gomeran hamlet in the Retafe ravine
Found in the centre of La Gomera, Imada is a tiny village, boxed in at the base of the Retafe ravine, in the shadow of the mountains and overlooked by rocks. It is close to the protected landscape of Orone and daily life is spent cultivating crops on the green terraces between a multitude of palm trees. Narrow lanes and pathways lead off its one main street, which bring you to traditional Gomeran houses, many of which are made from bare stones and others whitewashed, contrasting with the green of the surrounding countryside.
Cultural values and exquisite goat's meat
Take the steps down and you will come to Imada’s first houses and the church. The hamlet has a number of items of important cultural interest such as 'eras' (places for threshing to extract grain), ovens and local stone presses. At the back of the Refate ravine a small stream flows into mid-air between the impressive cliffs and you will find goat herds grazing freely along the hillside. We don’t recommend you leave Imada without trying the deliciously prepared goat's meat.