Despite being one of the smallest Canary Islands, La Gomera doesn’t disappoint with its breathtaking scenery, exciting activities and secluded beaches. It offers just as much as its neighbouring islands, so if it isn’t on your bucket list, read on to see why it should be.
Situated just off of the northwestern coast of Africa means, this Spanish archipelago experiences a sub-tropical, Mediterranean climate all year round. The summer months are usually warm and dry and the winter’s mild, temperatures not dropping below 18°C.
During the summer, there’s little chance of rainfall and temperatures saw into the high 20’s but they don’t become unbearable because the surrounding Atlantic Ocean acts as a cooling influence. The average hours of sunshine per day during June, July and August are between 9 and 10 hours, so you’ll have plenty of time to soak up the sun.
Peace And Quiet
La Gomera is the ideal holiday spot for people looking for a quiet holiday away from large groups of tourists because it is one of the lesser-known Canary Islands. Although this may be seen as a shame because not many people know of this fantastic island, it does allow for the people who do know about it, to explore and enjoy it without large crowds.
Relax on one of the many hidden beaches and enjoy the sound of waves crashing on the shore or, wander through the walkways in the Garajonay National Park and listen to the different bird calls as there’ll be no disturbances.
Plenty To See And Do
As mentioned previously, La Gomera is one of the smaller islands in this Spanish archipelago, however, that doesn’t limit the number of activities available to you; there’s plenty you can do during your stay. You can visit the island’s seaside capital, San Sebastián and delve deep into its rich history by exploring the peaceful plazas, commercial port used by Christopher Columbus and historic landmarks.
If you wish to explore the natural beauty of the island, wander through the evergreen Garajonay National Park and see the iconic Roque Agando, a large volcanic plug that’s the most prominent on the island.
La Gomera is in the perfect location as it’s only a short flight from the UK – around four hours - and is near the six other Canary Islands so you can explore further during your trip. To get to La Gomera you’ll fly to its neighbouring island, Tenerife into its south airport, as it’s closer to the ferry terminal.
You can choose to look around or even stay in Tenerife before catching the 50-minute-long Fred. Olsen Express ferry over to La Gomera,where you’ll be dropped off in San Sebastián. Ferries run regularly to take visitors from island to island, so if you wish to visit La Palma or Gran Canaria, hop back on the ferry.
The Canary Islands are well known for their volcanic beaches,all-year-round sun and delicious Canarian delicacies. As the islands have a warm climate and rich volcanic earth, they can produce fruits and vegetables with a unique taste and texture and then serve them up Canarian style.
A favourite snack is papas arrugadas, a potato dish that incorporates boiling home-grown “papas” and dressing them in a spicy sauce that uses garlic, peppers and cumin. The soup, rancho canario is another favourite as it’s a thick, hearty soup with chickpeas, meats like chicken and pork and vegetables including tomatoes and potatoes.
Hotel Jardín Tecina
The final reason to visit La Gomera is the spectacular Hotel Jardín Tecina, situated in the south. This luxury, cliff-top hotel overlooks the surrounding Atlantic Ocean and neighbouring island, Tenerife. On a clear day, you can see the peak of the awe-inspiring Mount Teide.
This magnificent hotel provides guests with amazing views,delicious food and plenty of activities including golf, guided walks and sports like volleyball and tennis. With five restaurants and four bars you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to your evening meal and drinks, however, Club Laurel is a customer favourite due to its stunning ocean views.
If you wish to book a holiday to La Gomera and stay in the Hotel Jardín Tecina, call us on 0800 988 3369 or contact us for a personalised quote.