Majona coast

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
Sea cliffs and rock stacks along the north-east coast of La Gomera, which support a typical rocky vegetation. Stony and sandy beaches are also present, along with a rocky intertidal shelf.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for breeding Calonectris diomedea, and is also used by wintering and passage waders.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Pilgrims visiting a hermitage, and anglers can cause disturbance and generate rubbish. Shanties proliferate around the hermitage (`Other' threat). Wintering censuses take place irregularly.

Protected areas
National Partial International None70 ha of IBA covered by Natural Park (Majona, 1,757 ha). 40 ha of IBA covered by Special Natural Reserve (Puntallana, 292 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Majona coast. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023.