The Canary Island La Gomera

Map of La Gomera

La Gomera is - like all the other Canary Islands - volcanic origin with a beautiful and very impressive landscape. Almost circular, it is characterized by its highest mountain, the 1487 m high "Garajonay" and the eponymous National Park - one of the last of the remaining subtropical laurel forests. This ecosystem is so unique that in 1981 it was made to a protected park and later (1986) by UNESCO to underline it's importance was the addition of "heritage of humanity".In July 2012 the island of La Gomera was declared a Biosphere Reserve.

La Gomera is an interesting paradise for hikers and nature lovers. The island is located about 300 km off the African coast, and is inhabited by almost 23,000 people in the six communities Agulo, Alajero Hermigua, San Sebastian de la Gomera, Valle Gran Rey and Vallehermoso.

The all year temperate climate, terraced, lush valleys and the black beaches of La Gomera give it a unique character. Those seeking peace, nature and new experiences, will be fascinated by this slightly less than 370 square kilometers Canary Island.

North and East: lush, wild and romantic

The island is in the north and northeast, green and lush, the strong surf, the sea, wonderfully wild and boisterous. Life is quiet and the places unchanged, compaired to for example the livelier Valle Gran Rey in the west of the island. In the East, the tranquil capital San Sebastian is the main port of the island, where the ferry from Tenerife docks several times a day. The ravines (Spanish for Canyon / Valley) are fertile and simular to the known pictures of Bali- developed in terraces for growing fruits and vegetables.

In the north, the village Agulo a real gem, with winding streets and many impressive colonial buildings. Bigger and in a very green, very romantic and fertile valley one finds Hermigua. Below the extinct volcano "Roque Cano" in the beautiful valley, is the community of Vallehermoso. There are very nice neighborhoods for those looking for peace and quiet. They will find starting points for extended wanderings and hikes. With a hire car you can drive to the beach in a short space of time, and enjoy a swim/sunbathing.

The green north of La Gomera
The beacht at Vallehermoso on La Gomera

South and West: sunny, picturesque and bizarre

The south and west of La Gomera is almost always sunny and of bizarre beauty. The sea appears calm here, the spectacular sunsets bathe the cliffs with breathtaking colors. Sun worshiping guests get what they paid for all year round. Most famous is the beautiful Valle Gran Rey (the valley of the Great King) in the far west, which was discovered by early alternative tourists. Today it is a popular destination for young and old. Here are numerous activities, a wide range of cafes and restaurants and even a little nightlife on offer. But the communities of San Sebastian, de La Gomera and the quiet Playa de Santiago, where amongst connoisseurs the only highly esteemed golf course on the island is. All are pretty well developed and continue to be very scenic places. For those who mainly want to bathe and sun themselves, they should make their way to the south and west. Even in the winter there is little rain,and is high season for north European tourists.

The nice beach in Valle Gran Rey
The west side of La Gomera

Acommodations for active holidays

"Casa Rural Sola"

Alojera
max. 4 persons
2 sleeping room
Living space appr. 75 m²
from 82,00 per night for 2 pers.
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21 4,5 excellent
Amazing views over the sun-drenched valley from Alojera over the sea to La Palma. The authentically restored "Casa Rural Sola" with its unique location offers up to four guests an enjoyable stay in a comfortable and cosy ambiance in a quiet environment with large terrace and swimming pool.

Varadero 3 A

Valle Gran Rey
max. 3 persons
1 sleeping room
Living space appr. 60 m²
from 95,00 per night for 2 pers.
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2 4,6 excellent
The very modern apartments Varadero are located directly on the beach of Vueltas in Valle Gran Rey. Apartment "3A" has a large terrace with a four-poster bed and panoramic views over the sea. Really fantastic!

"El Bajio - 208"

Valle Gran Rey
max. 2 persons
Living space appr. 40 m²
from 65,00 per night for 2 pers.
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3 4,8 excellent
The studio "El Bajio" is located directly at the sea, in the district La Puntilla (Valle Gran Rey). From the small balcony you have an unrestricted view of the sea. A real insider tip in Valle Gran Rey.

"Casa Rural Banda de la Rosa"

Vallehermoso
max. 2 persons
1 sleeping room
Living space appr. 55 m²
from 63,00 per night for 2 pers.
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13 4,7 excellent
In the lovely valley of Vallehermoso on about 400 m above sea level is the "Casa rural Banda de la Rosa«. In a beautiful location, great views, and in close proximity to nature, enjoy the holiday in this comfortable house. The hiking trails lie at your feet and the village centre with its beautiful plaza, cafés, restaurants and shops is just 3 km away.

"Casa Rural Eliseo"

Alajeró
max. 4 persons
2 sleeping room
Living space appr. 95 m²
from 65,00 per night for 2 pers.
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23 4,4 fabulous
Over 100 years old, the beautifully-restored Casa Eliseo on the outskirts of Alajeró is a farmhouse in the far south of the island. Built on an attractive plot 800 metres above sea-level, the house lies in the middle of terraced felds. The natural stone terrace, which runs the entire length of the front of the house, offers sensational views of the south coast and the deep blue waters of the sea as far as the eye can see.

"El Rincon de Aitana"

Valle Gran Rey
max. 6 persons
2 sleeping room
Living space appr. 75 m²
from 45,00 per night for 2 pers.
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18 4,6 excellent
In one of the typical, romantic narrow lanes, in a local part ”La Playa“ from the Valle Gran Rey, lies the holiday house” El Rincón de Aítana “. The house, quiet and centrally located, offers a perfect starting point for many leisure activities for up to six persons - it is just as close to the two beaches of the Valle Gran Rey, as also the bars and restaurant of the sun-delicate valley.

"Los Mirlos"

Valle Gran Rey
max. 6 persons
3 sleeping room
Living space appr. 120 m²
from 110,00 per night for 2 pers.
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The luxury holiday apartments "Los Mirlos" leave nothing to be desired. Each accommodation has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a lovingly planted terrace with panoramic views. With the interior decoration, great importance was attached to quality. Here you immediately feel at home! Ideal for large families or for couples who do not want to do without luxury.

"Buganvilla"

Hermigua
max. 3 persons
1 sleeping room
Living space appr. 62 m²
from 49,00 per night for 2 pers.
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25 4,8 excellent
The holiday home"Casa Buganvilla" in Hermigua, lovingly designed accommodation, offers guests a great location. The beautiful views over the valley of Hermigua, down to the sea. Nice details, a nice terrace and the small library create a welcoming atmosphere.

"Casa Verde"

Valle Gran Rey
max. 2 persons
1 sleeping room
Living space appr. 48 m²
from 45,00 per night for 2 pers.
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The "Casa Verde" is a very well-kept and lovingly furnished holiday home in the upper valley of Valle Gran Rey. You live in the middle of a 300 square meter sized garden. The sun terrace on the roof of the house invites you to dream and relax. In El Guro you live away from the hustle and bustle.

"Marichala beach house"

Playa de Santiago
max. 4 persons
1 sleeping room
Living space appr. 45 m²
from 84,00 per night for 2 pers.
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Individual holiday home directly on the beach in the sun-safe holiday resort Playa Santiago. The house has two terraces and a large open plan living room. A real insider tip in a fantastic location!
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