Things to do in La Gomera

Whale Watching on La Gomera

What can you do on La Gomera? The paradise island of La Gomera is not only a haven of peace and tranquillity – it is also a great place to enjoy any number of different leisure activities. Especially popular are the unforgettable hiking and trekking tours on offer – with or without a guide – which give you the chance to discover the stunning evergreen laurel forest and the spectacular valleys and gorges to be found in this area, each one unique in character. The terrain here is also perfect for mountainbike tours.

Undoubtedly the best to explore the beauties of the sea and the coast around La Gomera is to take advantage of the many attractive Whale Watching trips, hikes and bike tours provided by the various operators here. And for a really special experience, why not go on one of the whale or dolphin-spotting trips organised by organisations committed to sustainable tourism, such as M.E.E.R. e. V. or atlantic-care.

The choice of sporting activities on offer does not just end there, however – divers and snorkelers can also enjoy a fantastic volcanic underwater world with crystal-clear waters and vast swarms of fish. You can even go swimming or kayaking here or take to the skies in a paraglider to enjoy the stunning beauty of the wild, romantic valleys from above. There are also small riding-stables in Las Rosas and in El Cedro – always extremely popular among families with children.

For aspiring golfers La Gomera’s high-calibre golf course at the Hotel Tecina is just the place to practise that swing. Still looking for something to do? Then Valle Gran Rey also has a sports and health centre, »La Fortaleza« where you can do fitness training, either with or without a professional instructor. This popular resort also offers a wide range of wellness facilities, the best-known being the »Gomera Lounge« in La Playa. Last but not least, you can also take part in one of the many other activities going on on the island, including workshops where you can learn how to play the drums, or try pottery or painting. There are even pilates and yoga classes or the opportunity to learn meditation or coaching. Make the most of your stay in La Gomera - and enjoy getting active!

Discover La Gomera - Nature and Culture

The National Park Garajonay on La Gomera

La Gomera has been declared a UNESCO World heritage Site both for its unique whistle language, known as »El Silbo«, and because its magnificent primeval laurel forest – the »Garajonay National Park«. But they are not the only reasons for culture-lovers to visit this island.

Gomera has kept many of its unique traditions, such as pottery produced without a wheel, »El Baile del Tambor« (drum-dancing) and the playing of chacaras (castanets). And the island has many other unique spectacles for visitors to enjoy: the Salto de Astia (a kind of pole-vaulting originally used by shepherds), the Juego del Palo (the traditional art of stick-fighting), the Lucha Canaria (Canarian wrestling) and, of course, traditional wood-carving. All of these cultural highlights can be seen at the island’s many craft markets, folklore festivals and agricultural events.

Anyone wanting to learn more about the origins and unique history of the island will find the much to interest them at the »Juego de Bolas« visitor centre, located at the northern entrance to the National Park. From there you can also join one of the many guided walking tours on which you can explore the almost mystical, subtropical laurel forest – definitely recommended! Also well worth a visit are: the Ethnographic Museum in Hermigua, the »Casa Colon« in San Sebastían (a small museum dedicated to the travels of Christopher Columbus), the »Los Telares« folk museum in Hermigua and the Archaeological Museum, housed in the Casa de Los Echevarria in San Sebastían.

La Gomera is also home to the large number of contemporary artists and craftspeople who come to live and work on this fascinating island. Several art galleries of international artists, music and theater events in Valle Gran Rey and San Sebastían de La Gomera enrich the offer at the island. The Gomeros are friendly and helpful people when you get to know them. And they can be seen at their cheerful best at the many festivals throughout the year – for which they do not seem to need much of an excuse! Everyone is made to feel welcome here.

Acommodations for your active holidays

"Casa Rural Vista del Mar"

Hermigua
max. 3 persons
1 sleeping room
Living space appr. 90 m²
from 69,00 per night for 2 pers.
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20 4,8 excellent
The charming Casa “Vista del Mar” in Hermigua is a delightful and authentic Canarian country house. The property is well-maintained and offers high standards of comfort. It has an attractive open gable, brightly-painted white walls, lots of wood throughout and walls inlaid with natural stones. The property also a conservatory and attractively landscaped terraces – all in all, an idyllic holiday home.

"Casa Rural Los Aromos"

Hermigua
max. 8 persons
4 sleeping room
Living space appr. 160 m²
from 70,00 per night for 2 pers.
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11 4,6 excellent
Originally built in the 18th century, the "Casa rural Los Aromos” is a truly picturesque country house. Set in a magnificent garden among the banana plantations, this spacious Casa Rural has been lovingly restored, whilst at the same time preserving many historic details, such as the typically Canarian wooden floors, doors, windows and ceilings.

"Finca La Era Vieja"

Vallehermoso
max. 8 persons
4 sleeping room
Living space appr. 100 m²
from 60,00 per night for 2 pers.
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7 4,7 excellent
The so-called Casa Rural "Finca La Era Vieja" is located in the lovely valley Vallehermoso in the north of La Gomera, nestled in a great landscape. Smaller fields and palm trees alternate with Laurisilva, the evergreen laurel forest. Adjacent to the National Park Garajonay, the location of the Finca "La Era Vieja" offers an ideal starting point for many beautiful walks. A footpath in front of the house, but also a road, connects it with the centre of Vallehermoso.

"Linda"

Vallehermoso
max. 4 persons
1 sleeping room
Living space appr. 55 m²
from 59,00 per night for 2 pers.
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5 4,7 excellent
The apartment "Linda" in Vallehermoso offers relaxation and peace, it is the perfect starting point for countless hikes in the green north of La Gomera. A short walk takes you from the road to "Casa Linda" where the apartment "Linda" is located in the ground floor. The beautiful green patio and behind it the open, attractively decorated living room convey the same feeling of being at home.

"Finca Mariposa"

Las Rosas
max. 4 persons
2 sleeping room
Living space appr. 132 m²
from 59,00 per night for 2 pers.
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6 5,0 excellent
Das ruhig gelegene Ferienhaus mit großer Terrasse liegt mitten im schönsten Wandergebiet La Gomeras. Das geschmackvoll eingerichtete Ferienhaus in Las Rosas hat 2 Schlafzimmer und ist ideal für Familien und Gruppen.

Holiday homes, holiday flats and apartments on La Gomera

Book your holidy home or your holiday flat on La Gomera with canarianfeeling. We have over 140 accommodations on offer!

La Gomera is probably still the most pristine of the Canary Islands. A unique natural environment, temperate sea climate with pleasant average temperatures over 23°C in the winter months as well as many cultural, sport and tourist activities will entice you to discover and enjoy. Canarianfeeling rents holiday accommodations on La Gomera for families, couples, singles or travel groups. In our holiday homes, holiday flats and apartments, you can arrange your vacation individually and enjoy the many amenities of the accommodations. Canarianfeeling rents holiday homes in every region on the island, so there is something for everyone.

By the way: You can also book rental cars, hikes, whale watching tours and ferry tickets with us. We are looking forward to your inquiry.

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