Holidays to La Gomera give you an insight into the Canary Islands’ unspoilt side. Expect deserted beaches, forested mountainsides and traditional villages.
The quieter Canary
As far as the Canary Islands are concerned, La Gomera is one of the quieter ones. Covering an area of just 146 square miles, this tiny lozenge of land is often overshadowed by the all-singing all-dancing reputations of the larger Canaries.
Despite appearances, there’s more to La Gomera than meets the eye. For starters, it’s a bit of a rebel when it comes to the mass tourism market. Brit pubs, high-rise hotels and neon strips are as uncommon as cold weather here. Holiday resorts, like Playa de Santiago, are pocket-sized affairs with single-story accommodation and family-run restaurants.
Walking and history
On top of traditional towns, La Gomera offers up tangled rainforest, unexplored beaches and volcanic mountain ridges. As such, walking is the island’s bread-and-butter activity. But there are plenty of other ways to occupy your time. You can follow in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus, who lived here in the 15th century, or dive with barracudas in the island’s unspoilt coral reefs.
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Fiesta De La Candelaria Assumption
This traditional fiesta is celebrated all over La Gomera. Processions are led through the streets of towns like San Sebastian,…
Enjoy the views in Agulo
Known as the Green Balcony, Agulo is a mountaintop village surrounded by a patchwork of green banana fields. A lot of the…
Lose track of time in Playa De Santiago
Life in the fishing village of Playa de Santiago is as laid-back as it gets. Days here start with sunbathing sessions onthe…
Photograph the Valley of The Great King
As the name suggests, this green ravine was home to La Gomera’s most powerful king, before the Spanish invaded the island…
Unwind on Playa De Avalo
This beach near San Sebastian is still the way nature intended. You won’t find sunloungers and no restaurants cast theirshadows…
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