Canary Islands: La Gomera
West of Tenerife lies the attractive and interesting island of La Gomera. It is not an unknown island, but certainly less frequented. Although there are now steady streams of day trippers from Tenerife since the establishment of the regular ferry service, on the whole La Gomera has an ambience of Tenerife thirty or more years ago. As we see the northern coasts you will realise that the extraordinary fertility of the main islands is here!
Discover the best of this magical island – ancient forests, peaks reaching into the clouds, lush barrancos (ravines) and beaches of black sand – on a marvelous holiday full of contrasts and highly rewarding walking. To access the best walks, taxis are required at the start of three days; from the peak of Garajonay, the highest point of the central plateau, mountains alternate with lush green valleys to the coast, where steep cliffs drop away to the glittering blue waters below. Deep ravines, ancient tropical forests and groves of palm trees lend a special enchantment to this pretty island, a secret paradise for few. The capital, San Sebastian, is interesting to stroll around, with its old buildings and a slow pace of life. Follow us on Facebook!
- This varied guided walking holiday explores the rural heartland of La Gomera. Butterflies and birdlife are abundant – over 200 species – and there’s masses of tropical flora. Breathtaking views over La Palma, El Hierro, Tenerife and Gran Canaria!