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Welcome to La Gomera Holidays

La Gomera Holidays



If you are planning your holidays to La Gomera the following information may help by giving you an overview on the island, and help you in your selection from our range of hotels, apartments and villas in La Gomera.

You will be astonished at what the island of La Gomera has to offer! You will find valley floors laden with produce, grassy saucer-shaped basins, elegant palm groves and pockets of pines ... a peaceful island; ideal for unwinding and just a stone's throw from neighbouring Tenerife providing a stunning contrast to Tenerife's commercialism and barren landscape.

On a fine day, La Gomera's scenery is glorious and many go to La Gomera for a day trip whilst others hire a car and explore on their own the dizzying hairpin bends and the intensely buckled terrain and dramatic ravines. The best section, the Parque Nacional de Garajonay, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is a lure for keen walkers. This dense 4000 hectare rain forest is the largest and most complete example of laurasilva left in the world. The distinct microclimate on La Gomera [which almost permanently covers this central high plateau in mist] also provides the necessary humidity allowing this unique ecosystem to thrive.

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The best way to enjoy your holidays to La Gomera is to stay awhile and explore it at your leisure [even from the roads], but preferably by doing some walking in a pair of sturdy boots. Valle Gran Rey [Valley of the Great King] is one of the most popular walking bases with bananas, papaya and citrus fruits growing in profusion here.

Measuring just 25km at its widest point, La Gomera has remained unspoilt despite the introduction of the high-speed ferry, the opening of a small airport for inter-island flights and the construction of better roads.

Getting to La Gomera

La Gomera is the most accessible and visited of the smaller western islands, only 45 minutes by fast ferry from Los Cristianos in Tenerife, or by internal flight from Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

Serving Airports:

Tenerife Sur Reina Sofia [TFS]
Flight time from the UK: approximately 4 hours

La Gomera Airport [QGZ]
Internal flight from Tenerife or Gran Canaria



Top 5 Popular Hotels in La Gomera

Here's our top 5 popular hotels in La Gomera.  If you are looking for a different hotel or apartments, just use the search facility. Alternatively if you would like us to to search for you, just complete the enquiry form at the bottom of this page, and we will come back to you with a quotation.

  Jardin Tecina Hotel View Hotel and Book
   4 Star Hotel    Resort : Playa de Santiago

  Parador de La Gomera Hotel View Hotel and Book
   4 Star Hotel    Resort : San Sebastian de La Gomera

  Residencial el Conde Apartments View Hotel and Book
   2 Key Apartments    Resort : Valle Gran Rey

  Residencial el Llano Apartments View Hotel and Book
   2 Key Apartments    Resort : Valle Gran Rey

  Torre del Conde Hotel View Hotel and Book
   3 Star Hotel    Resort : San Sebastian de La Gomera


Information & Facts


Beaches in La Gomera

La Gomera is not known for its beaches but for its dramatic mountain scenery. People go on holiday to La Gomera not in search of sun, sea and sand but to relax in peaceful surroundings. However, if it is beaches you are looking for, Valle Gran Rey boasts the best pair of black sand beaches but with a good scattering of pebbly stretches. A similar mix, shorter but wider, exists at San Sebastian and is sheltered by being within the large enclosed harbour. Playa de Santiago's beaches vary from smooth rounded boulders – too heavy to lift –to finer grey pebbles and shingle near the fishing port.


  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sunshine 5 6 6 7 8 9 10 9 8 6 5 5
Temp°C 20 20 22 22 22 24 25 26 26 26 24 22
Rainfall 45 59 45 16 5 0 0 8 4 43 61 106
Average daily hours of sunshine | Average daily temperature °C | Average monthly rainfall [mm]





Spanish is the official language, but English is widely understood in areas frequented by tourists. Catalan, Galician and Basque are spoken in the relevant areas.


Spain's official currency is the Euro (EUR). One Euro is divided into 100 cents. Money can be exchanged at bureaux de change and major hotels, but banks give the best rates. All major credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted at most hotels, restaurants, and shops. ATMs are widespread and are generally the cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining money.


Each resort and village has a handful of small restaurants offering simple local fare that is filling rather than fancy as befits a tiny rural island. Local specialities include watercress soup served in a wooden bowl, several goats cheeses and a piquant spread made from these with added spices, butter and oil called almagrote eaten on bread or potatoes. Local fish and a honey extracted from the palm trees also feature on most typical menus. Some resorts have a pizzeria and the capital, San Sebastian, has a couple of more sophisticated restaurants.

La Gomera's perfect climate and steep mountainous terrain makes it ideally suited for the production of wine. Vines cling to the terraces, each protected by tiny dry-stone walls and most are still tilled and tended by hand. The chief areas of production are the slopes around Agulo, the Valle Gran Rey and Vallehermoso. The end product is good but not vintage quality. The best names to look out for on your La Gomera holidays are Listan Blanco, Marmajuelo and Forastera Gomera. The white wines of Vallehermoso are honey-coloured and strong.


Limited to strictly functional local shops and a few minimarkets to serve the basic needs of the indigenous population of farmers and fishermen. Only the hotel at Playa de Santiago has anything approaching a boutique. Husbands of shopaholic ladies on holidays in La Gomera can leave their credit cards at home and breathe a huge sigh of relief here.

This complex is located on the coast of Valle Gran Rey. The complex lies just a 5 minutes' walking distance from the island's main beaches. A myriad of restaurants, bars and shops can be found in the area. Guests will find the nearest..
The Residencial el Llano Apartments are situated in Valle Gran Rey, a few minutes away from San Sebastián de La Gomera [the capital of La Gomera Island], the beach and the nearest local transport, the centre of Valle Gran Rey. This..
This friendly hotel is located in the centre of San Sebastian, just a few minutes from the town centre, where guests will discover shopping areas with shops, boutiques, bars, cafés and restaurants. The mall town park is located directly..
The Hotel Jardin Tecina, Playa de Santiago, La Gomera, is situated on a rock jutty, only 50m from the beach, which may be accessed using the hotel lift. Guests may enjoy a spectacular view of the ocean and mountains [especially when playing..
The elegant Parador de La Gomera is situated a cliffy plateau overlooking the island's capital of San Sebastian on the beautiful island of La Gomera. Guests may enjoy the wonderful panoramic view of the sea and the island..


By its very nature much of the information in our travel guides is subject to change at short notice and travellers are urged to verify information on which they are relying with the relevant authorities. Corona Holidays [UK] Limited cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or inconvenience to any person as a result of information contained above.

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