This pint sized island is just fifty minutes by ferry from Tenerife but a whole world away in terms of scenery and atmosphere. It is a laid back island with traditional time warped villages, deserted rocky beaches, ancient rainforest, breathtaking ravines, green terraced valleys and some of the best walking in the Canaries. One third of the island is protected by UNESCO. It is simply stunning. Highlights include:
- The protected Parque Nacional de Garajonay, with its dense, lush flora and fauna, great for walkers.
- The capital of San Sebastian, famed for its links with Christopher Columbus, celebrated each year with a week long Columbus festival.
- Tapas at the Mirador del Abrante with its 7m long glass walkway suspended high above the pretty village of Agula.
- A rugged coastline with pebbly and black sand beaches.
- An 18 hole golf course at Playa Santiago.
Walking in La Gomera
There is walking for all levels in La Gomera. In the centre of the island, in the Garajonay national park you can climb to the summit of Alto de Garajonay at 1485m for panoramic views and then descend through the laurel evergreen forest of El Cedro. There are also walks through the Benchijigua nature reserve and the Raso de Brumas Forest. We can organise private or group walks around the island. Please get in touch.