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La Gomera

La Gomera is the second smallest island of the Canary Islands and therefore an ideal destination for a quiet and relaxing vacation. But there are also many activities available to make plans with friends or family, and enjoy an active vacation full of activities such as hiking, biking, whale watching, kayaking, etc.

Thanks to the mild climate of La Gomera, the island offers an attractive tourist destination all year round. In summer it’s warm, but not too hot, with temperatures between 26 and 28 degrees Celsius. And in the winter months, the temperature is mild, an average of 20 degrees Celsius and pleasant sunny days.

La Gomera is a very diverse island, which offers a lot to discover.

The north of La Gomera is greener and more humid, offering landscapes full of terraces and exuberant flora.

The central area is a fantastic mountain range, where Garajonay National Park preserves an ancient laurel forest. The park stands out above all for being the main exponent of the Canary laurel forest, an ecosystem that originated in the Tertiary Era, which disappeared from Europe and North Africa as a result of the climatic changes that occurred during the Quaternary. The Garajonay laurel forest holds half of the mature arboreal extension of this type of vegetation in the entire Canarian archipelago, in optimal conditions of conservation.

The south, although drier, contains unique landscapes, with impressive ravines and extensive palm groves covering the ravine basins.

The west of the island, where Valle Gran Rey is located, offers a good mix of plenty of sunshine and exuberant vegetation, thanks to the Guadá springs. Here are the most beautiful beaches of La Gomera, and the wonderful climate makes it possible to enjoy them practically all year round.

Although La Gomera is small, we assure you that you will not have time to get bored. Our local companies offer you a multitude of activities to enjoy and get to know the corners of this incredible place.

For lovers of trekking, there is a developed network of footpaths that covers almost all the island. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced hiker, there are routes for everyone.

There are also several bicycle routes to discover the island on two wheels.

Whale watching is another activity you can’t miss. There are several companies on the island which provide enjoyable boat trips that allow you to get to know the coast and the history of the island, and with luck, see dolphins, whales or turtles. Also, you can go snorkelling and diving. And for the more adventurous, you can enjoy kayaking or paddle up on the beaches of Valle Gran Rey.

The food is something that will also surprise you. With a simple base, Gomeran gastronomy has several characteristics that make it unique. Almogrote and palm honey are unique products of our island. The watercress stew is a very tasty spoon dish, which you can accompany with gofio and goat cheese. Fresh fish, such as cherne or grilled tuna with mojo and wrinkled potatoes, accompanied by a Gomeran white wine, you should not miss. Goat or kid meat is also typical and has delicious flavours. These dishes are almost always accompanied by the wrinkled potatoes and mojos of the Canary Islands. The local fresh fruits, such as mango and manga, papaya, figs, guava, etc., are delicious, both fresh and in juice. And if what you want is to enjoy another type of cuisine, in Valle Gran Rey, in addition to restaurants specializing in Gomeran gastronomy, there is a surprising variety of restaurants offering different kinds of cuisine.

In short, our suggestion is that you discover the island in person, and enjoy everything we have to offer. We’re sure it will be an unforgettable experience.

For more information, we attach the tourist page of the Cabildo Insular de La Gomera.


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