La Gomera is a beautifully unspoilt island situated in the western part of the Canary Islands, only 47 kilometres from Tenerife. For centuries, erosion and volcanic activity have sculpted the deep ravines that shape its spectacular landscape, along with the fertile valleys and cliffs that overlook the Atlantic Ocean.
The people of La Gomera know how to protect their island and have preserved it over the years - conserving the land and staying true to its unique natural characteristics. They are very proud that the Garajonay National Park is now recognised as a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
La Gomera has an average annual temperature of 23ºc enabling you to enjoy your stay all year round. The hottest month is August and the coolest, February. From the north, the alisios winds absorb the humidity from the sea and deposit it in the high mountain regions, causing the so-called “horizontal rain” which nourishes the laurisilva forests. Join us to discover an island full of contrasts: from its laurisilva forests to its vast palm groves, impressive ravines and cliffs overlooking the sea. A network of footpaths cover the whole island and let you explore its most extraordinary spots, especially the Garajonay National Park.
Second smallest of the seven main canary islands at 370 km2. La Gomera is part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The capital of La Gomera is San Sebastian and this hotel provides the perfect starting point when exploring the island.
La Gomera Highlights:
Holidays in La Gomera will appeal to a wide range of people. Here is a variety of things that you could get up to during your time on the island.
If you listen carefully you may hear the ancient whistled speech of El Silbo, a whistling language developed to allow the island's inhabitants to communicate across the deep ravines which are a feature of the island. The language can be heard up to two miles away and is still taught to school children today in La Gomera.
La Gomera was Christopher Columbus’s last port of call before sailing to the Americas in 1492. He had originally only planned a short stop to resupply with food and water but ended up staying a month. Columbus returned to La Gomera on his second and third voyages across the Atlantic.
The beautiful rock formations at Los Orangos on the northern coast of La Gomera are well worth a boat trip to view properly and there are fabulous walking trails in Garajonay, the evergreen forest at the heart of the island.
Whether you are looking to take advantage of the spectacular trekking, mountain biking, deep-sea fishing, diving, sailing… or just want some simple rest and relaxation, La Gomera has something special to offer each and every one of its visitors.