As we head towards the end of the year, temperatures start to drop and many travellers are looking to escape over the New Year’s period. With islands including Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria being at the forefront of the conversation, you may be wondering why you should visit the smaller and quieter island of La Gomera. So, here is a list of reasons why La Gomera is the perfect escape this New Year’s.
The goal on many holidays is to try and relax and La Gomera certainly allows you to do this, while still allowing for explorers to see the wonders of the island. With temperatures sitting at around 20°C, guests can relax on the black-sand beaches and snorkel within the blue lagoons that surround the island. Head into small towns in search of the perfect bar or seek the finest cuisine that the Canaries have to offer. Hiking trails can also be a good way to rejuvenate, see natural spectacles and find hidden gems that are off the beaten track.
There are a number of ways you can learn about the historic culture of La Gomera, from the ancient whistling language of Silbo Gomero to the festivals that are held here each year. The island’s festival season starts on 2nd December and lasts up until 5th January, with events including theatre plays, live music and markets from to purchase Canarian souvenirs. As you walk the streets, locals will great you, dressed in authentic clothes and celebrating with festive cheer. In the evenings, you can expect more singing and dancing in the streets with plenty of chance to grab yourself a Canarian beer.
Many travellers that come to the islands don’t know that La Gomera is one of the best destinations from around the world to see the sparkling night’s sky. Also, travelling in winter means that you will have a better chance of seeing natural phenomena with the naked eye. In La Gomera, the quality of the stargazing is better as there is a low level of light pollution. This has been confirmed by other IAC observatories that are around the Canary Islands. To observe a large number of constellations, you will need to be near the peaks of the island, like the hills of Garajonay National Park or the Las Nieves recreation area – both can be easily reached by car. The most common constellations that you can admire include Gemini, Auriga, Sagittarius and Scorpio.
The Hotel Jardin Tecína not only stays open throughout the New Year, but there is plenty of special events that are held for all of the family. Mini and Maxi clubs are available for kids, while adults can enjoy a variety of onsite facilities that include tennis, volleyball and scuba diving. Our famous 18-hole golf course will also be open for anybody who would like to practice their skills during their stay. A variety of food is home-grown here in our own Eco Finca; expert chefs like to change the menu to add in more festive delights and prepare exquisite dishes throughout your stay.
If you would like to visit the stunning island of La Gomera during the New Year, then consider staying at the friendly Hotel Jardin Tecína. To book your stay, call our experts on 0800 035 0704 and you could enjoy savings of up to 15% on your accommodation.
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