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.  

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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.

From £1249

per person incl flights and car hire

walking in la Gomera

This self-guided, multi centre holiday offers mountainous paths, walks through forests, treks through the National Park and along coastal paths. Past ancient villages with their colourful houses and pretty churches, to the towns of Hermigua and Valle Gran Rey, brimming with Canarian history, culture and cuisine. You spend your first night in the capital town of San Sebastian, following your journey from Tenerife. The next three nights are in Hermigua, and then the last three in the town of Valle Gran Rey, perfect bases from which you take in a variety of walks and treks, to see the best this island has to offer.

From £1215

per person incl flights and transfers

Tenerife and La Gomera

After three nights in a boutique hotel in Garachico Tenerife, take the ferry crossing to the island of La Gomera for four nights staying at the parador and making the most of the beautiful walking available on this peaceful island.

From £1400

Per person incl flights and transfers

Active La Gomera

If you fancy the peaceful island of la Gomera, like to stay active but don’t fancy spending all your time walking then spend a week at the Jardín Tecina. Currently undergoing renovation but slated to open in December 2024, this cliff top hotel (with a lift down to the beach) has five swimming pools amongst its lovely gardens and down at beach level in the Club Laurel. Golf, tennis, squash, volleyball, padel courts and a beauty and massage centre are all available at additional charge and there's a well equipped gym which is free for guests' use.

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From 1 January 2021 you can visit the Canary Islands for up to 90 days in any 180 day period without a visa as a tourist.  For further information see the FCO website.

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