La Gomera

Sister island to Tenerife that feels a whole world away

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.  

  • Flying time: 4 hours plus ferry transfer
  • Time difference: + 1hour
  • Currency: Euro
  • Best time of year to travel: Year round

Ideas for a trip to La Gomera

Here are some ideas for trips to La Gomera all of which can be adapted for you and we are always happy to create a bespoke trip from scratch.

Twin centre Tenerife and La Gomera

from £1052 per person
Four nights on Tenerife visiting the volcanic parks and historic towns before boarding an inter-island ferry to La Gomera for its beautiful scenery and peaceful atmosphere. Staying in 4 * hotels.

Stay at the Parador La Gomera

from £873 per person
Built in the architectural style of the island the Parador de La Gomera has magnificent views across the ocean to Tenerife with Mount Teide as its backdrop. It has a pool, sub tropical gardens and spacious terraces overlooking the ocean.

Active La Gomera

from £781 per person
As well as taking advantage of the great walking available on La Gomera, a stay at the Jardin Tecina Hotel means you can be as active as you want. The hotel has an 18 hole golf course, tennis, squash and five seasonally heated outdoor pools. Complimentary guided walks around the hotel's botanical garden and surrounding banana plantation are also available.

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