La Gomera Holidays 2021
La Gomera is one of the quieter Canary Islands. It attracts nature lovers from across the world due to its huge forested park and varied landscape, which is home to a wide range of wildlife. It may be the second smallest of the Canary Islands — just 25km wide — but it’s got a lot to offer.
La Gomera holidays are a fantastic choice for your next last minute getaway, whether you’re looking to explore the rugged landscape, indulge in the local Canarian cuisine, or use the island as a base for visiting nearby destinations such as Tenerife or Costa Adeje. Adventure and exploration really are at the heart of the island.
We’ve got some fantastic La Gomera holiday deals to suit everyone. From all inclusive luxury romantic retreats, to fun filled family getaways. And from lush green forests to beautiful beaches, La Gomera has it all. It’s a great place to take a more energetic, active, and intrepid break in the stunning Canary Islands.
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Why book La Gomera holidays
Discover the best beaches
We love Playa Santiago, Hermigua Beach & Valle Gran Rey
Explore the city
Get lost within the twisting streets of the capital of San Sebastian
Lush natural wonders
See Los Organos – one of La Gomera’s top landmarks
Try the local wine
Don’t miss out on the local white wines
Popular with couples
La Gomera is a perfect spot for some dolphin and whale watching
Great national parks
Explore the numerous plants at the Garajonay National Park
Your guide to La Gomera holidays
While the island is one of the smallest of the Canaries, there’s much more to it than you may think. If you love hiking, shopping, and exploring the great outdoors, you’ll find lots of things to do in La Gomera.
- Hiking is a huge draw here, and La Gomera walking holidays are massively popular. One of the best destinations for hikers is the UNESCO site of La Garajonay National Park. The park boasts stunning forest scenery and challenging mountain peaks, which make for truly spectacular walks on the island.
- If you’re not particularly outdoorsy, don’t worry! You’ll love the vibrant capital of San Sebastian; the port from which Columbus set sail on his way to America. Not only are there fantastic shopping opportunities here, but it’s also the gateway for island hopping over to Los Cristianos in Tenerife.
- Another lovely little town is Playa Santiago on the island’s south coast. Families love it here thanks to the safe pebble beach and charming beachfront hotels. It’s also earned a reputation as the golfing hub of La Gomera, with fairways on the Lomada de Tecina offering spectacular views across the Atlantic.
- While the south coast is known for its golf, the north is famous for its bananas. The agricultural town of Hermigua is at the heart of the island’s thriving banana industry, with thick banana groves leading down to one of the island’s stunning volcanic beaches. If you’re looking for something different, this is it!
Whether you’re looking to sunbathe, swim, snorkel, or indulge in watersports, you’ll really be spoilt for choice in La Gomera. La Gomera beaches are among the most dramatic in the world.
- La Calera is the island’s biggest beach, and it’s one of the best beaches in La Gomera for families. With dark volcanic sands and calm waters, this beach is set in the relaxing, peaceful environment of Valle Gran Rey, with a number of family-friendly restaurants lining the beachfront.
- Playa del Ingles is a popular naturist beach, renowned for its calm waters and huge expanse of sand, once the tide goes out. Another volcanic beach with dark sands, Playa del Ingles is located to the west of Valle Gran Rey, and is considered to be one of the best places on the island to catch a Canaries sunset.
- Vueltas is the closest you’ll get to a white sand beach in La Gomera, which is typically known for its darker volcanic sands. With sheltered waters and easy access from the port, this beach is a top choice for families, boasting a lively, friendly seaside atmosphere that’s not too dissimilar from that back home.
- Playa de Santiago in the south is a pebble beach adorned with caves. With clear waters, this is the island’s primary diving spot. You can also snorkel here, or explore the waters in a kayak. Located in one of the biggest tourist resorts, you’ll find plenty of shops, hotels, and restaurants within the local area.
- La Cueva is one of two beaches situated in the island’s capital of San Sebastian, but despite its location, it’s actually one of La Gomera’s most peaceful beaches. You’ll find lots of chiringuitos — beach bars — here, and on a clear day you can relax while enjoying fantastic views of Tenerife’s Mount Teide.
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As a small island, there are only two ways to reach La Gomera: by plane, or by boat from the larger neighbouring island of Tenerife, located just to the east.
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