Nature and Culture – Discover 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.

Activities

Hiking 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 boat trips, excursions and mini-cruises 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 surfing 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!

Acommodations for your active holidays

"Casa Cuenca de Liria"

Hermigua
max. 4 persons
1 sleeping room
Living space appr. 85 m²
from 57,00 per night for 2 pers.
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beautiful holidayhome with a great view over the valley of Hermigua and the sea

"Finca Los Chorros"

Agulo
max. 4 persons
2 sleeping room
Living space appr. 60 m²
from 74,00 per night for 2 pers.
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2 5,0 excellent
"Finca Los Chorros" is located in Agulo on a picturesque lake, on the way to the spectacular viewpoint "Mirador de Abrante". Here your soul abandons you, time seems to stand still, everyday life is far away. As an ideal starting point for hikes and other activities, Finca "Los Chorros" offers you everything you need on holiday.

"Casa Rural Las Palmeras"

Tamargada
max. 5 persons
2 sleeping room
Living space appr. 75 m²
from 62,00 per night for 2 pers.
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6 4,9 excellent
In the beautiful located, quiet hamlet of Tamargada is the country house »Las Palmeras« - on about 250 m above sea level, surrounded by terraced vineyards, just a few houses and nature pure - a wonderful place to relax in the countryside and to find peace and quiet.

Casa Rural "Los Loros"

Vallehermoso
max. 4 persons
2 sleeping room
Living space appr. 75 m²
from 63,00 per night for 2 pers.
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3 4,3 fabulous
In the lovely valley of Vallehermoso, the hamlet »Los Loros« close to nature and the National Park. Approx. 550 m above sea level, situated in the valley mountain panorama of the ravines is, the casa restored with great attention to rural detail »Los Loros«.

"Casa Rural La Era de Las Rosas"

Agulo
max. 4 persons
2 sleeping room
Living space appr. 90 m²
from 65,00 per night for 2 pers.
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1 3,0 very good
Tucked away in the tiny, idyllic village of Les Rosas is the traditional farmhouse known as La Era. Surrounded by terraces of fruit and vegetables, this delightful property rewards visitors with the most breathtaking views of the lush valley, the sea and the “Cepo” mountain opposite.

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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. Book your holiday home on La Gomera with Canarianfeeling.


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