The island of La Gomera is a beautiful one and, compared to other Canary Islands, is quiet and free of large crowds of tourists. The Hotel Jardin Tecina can provide any type of holiday to suit your attitude to travel. If you just want to lay by the pool, you’ll struggle to find many more relaxing environments in which to do it, and if you’d rather be a bit more active the island is yours to explore. We can even provide you with the most idyllic setting for your wedding or honeymoon; everything is possible at the Hotel Jardin Tecina.
However, whilst doing little more than reapplying your sun cream every so often is enough to make some people’s holidays perfect; others may want to fill their days with more active pursuits. If this is the case for you, here are some great things to get up to on this picturesque isle.
The Garajonay National Park covers more than 10% of the entire island and is listed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. It provides locals and tourists alike with a wealth of walking opportunities within a stunning natural environment and is a great place to explore during your free time. As you make your way along the various trails you’ll encounter enchanted forests, breath-taking peaks and plenty of interesting flora and fauna.
The park gets its name from the mountain that lies at its heart; a peak which also represents the highest point on the island. In turn, the mountain bears the name of the two fabled lovers that feature in a story similar to that of Romeo and Juliet. Gara and Jonay were sworn apart by their respective parents after the eruption of Mount Teide, a volcano on Tenerife, was taken as a sign that they shouldn’t be together. However, one night Jonay swam across the ocean from Tenerife to run away with his La Gomeran lover. The parents ordered that their children be found but it was discovered they had taken their own lives at the top of what is now known as Garajonay Mountain.
The capital of La Gomera, San Sebastian de La Gomera, is about a 40 minute drive away from your base at Hotel Jardin Tecina. This quaint town was the point from which Christopher Columbus set off to discover America and is littered with reminders of this.
Spend some time wandering through the streets as you meander in and out of various shops and places of interest. Tucked away in one of the back alleys is the archaeological museum where you can learn all about the history of this fascinating island. The exhibition may be small but it’s well worth a look and absolutely free.
Other attractions in town include La Iglesia de la Asunción (Church of the Assumption) where Columbus is said to have prayed prior to setting sail, Casa del Colón (a museum dedicated to the famous explorer) and El Torre del Conde. There’s also a great beach next to the harbour where you can rest your weary legs and enjoy excellent views of Mount Teide on neighbouring Tenerife.
The adjacent golf course at Hotel Jardin Tecina is possibly one of the most beautiful you will ever play on. The greens blend seamlessly with the natural landscape and the views on offer as you make your way around are stunning. Whilst the holes themselves are quite challenging, Tecina Golf is accessible to both novices and experienced pros. And with there being many great health benefits to playing golf there’s no reason why your holiday shouldn’t involve a walk up and down the lush fairways.
If the Hotel Jardin Tecina sounds like paradise to you and you would love the chance to explore la Gomera, Fred.\ can offer the most relaxing of Canary Island holidays. Call us today or enquire online for more details.
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