La Gomera is renowned as the ‘quiet island’ of the Canaries. Its unspoiled landscape offers the promise of a true escape into the embrace of nature. If you’re looking for an unhurried pace, breathtaking scenery and an ambience of authenticity, this is where you’ll find it.
La Gomera’s diminutive size is no reflection of what it offers in terms of ways to relax and immerse yourself in nature. The second smallest of the Canary Islands is all the more remarkable for the rawness and diversity of a natural beauty that is contained in a landscape that measures just 25km across.
Find your Natural Centre
If rejuvenation is the latest buzzword, they wrote the book on La Gomera! Holidays to this lovely island mean that whether your energy levels run to a leisurely stroll around a lush national park or a challenging hike up a mountain, you can find your natural centre at your own pace and in your own time.
Feet on the Ground
Spending time in the lush Garajonay National Park is a tranquil and genuinely nurturing experience. Time stands still within the whispering laurel forests; this 4,000-hectare UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a welcoming and accessible invitation to explore.
In a perfect example of the island’s diversity, the Valle Gran Rey Rural Park is every bit as lovely, but entirely different. Agriculture meets nature to create a striking seam in the landscape as, in the deep ravines and slopes of Valle Gran Rey, palm groves and terraced crops sit surrounded by untouched forests. From there, it’s a picturesque boat ride to the astounding natural phenomenon of Los Órganos National Monument: a 200m wide, 80m high mega-sculpture of basalt rock carved by time and tide.
Views from the Top
For those prepared to put in the effort on La Gomera holidays, the rewards of heading to the high spots of the island are indisputable. The Palmarejo Viewpoint offers not only all-encompassing views over Valle Gran Rey, but also a fine example of the work of acclaimed architect César Manrique.
Los Roques Natural Monument is one of the most iconic sights of the island, and these five volcanic monoliths rising from a bed of laurel forests symbolise La Gomera’s ancient origins in the most unforgettable way. You’ll get striking vistas from the designated viewpoints as you ascend through the landscape via the road from San Sebastian.
At Prestige Holidays we’re proud to offer some outstanding, handpicked accommodation for truly memorable La Gomera holidays.
The absolutely delightful Jardin Tecina at Playa de Santiago situates you in the heart of natural beauty, high on a cliff and embraced by lovely gardens. Equidistant from Valle Gran Rey and San Sebastian, you can spend your days in nature and return to the delightful facilities of this outstanding hotel.
Settle in and switch off the rest of the world in the beautiful Parador Conde De La Gomera. Perched high on the cliffs above San Sebastian with relaxing gardens, stunning views and close to some of the most beautiful natural attractions, this charming hotel transports you straight to tranquillity.