LA GOMERA

La Gomera

The island of La Gomera is of volcanic origin. The absence of eruptive activity for the last 2 million years and a climate that favours water erosion have created a craggy relief riven by deep gullies and overshadowed by impressive volcanic domes, known locally as Roques.

Silbo Gomero: This pre-Hispanic whistling language is part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the world thanks to UNESCO. Even today you see people communicating with whistles.

World Biosphere Reserve: The island was awarded World Biosphere Reserve status in 2011, in the excellent category, thanks to the pristine nature of its marine and terrestrial ecosystems.

650 kilometres of trails: La Gomera has a network of over 600 kilometres of mysterious trails where you can lose yourself and feel like a child again.

 

Welcome to La Gomera

Just arrived and you can already feel the magic of the place as it envelops you. Keep looking and you learn that this energy is real. Travel from landscape to landscape, through palm-filled valleys, deep ravines, black sand beaches with crystal-clear waters, luxuriant ancient forests refreshed with babbling streams … A natural paradise, home to species that have disappeared everywhere else. La Gomera is so valuable that it is a Biosphere Reserve.

Questions and answers

How do I get to La Gomera?

Since La Gomera airport only operates between islands, if you visit us from outside of the Canary Islands you will first arrive in Tenerife (to either of its two airports), and from there you can choose to arrive by plane or boat.

What is the weather like? What is the best time of year to come?

The Canary Islands are known for having excellent weather all year round, with little fluctuation between the seasons, so you can visit La Gomera at any time of year. It doesn’t have extreme temperatures, which means you can sunbathe and bathe on the beaches all year round. The reason for the ideal climate is the trade winds that surround the island in a gentle sea breeze in summer, and the anticyclone of the Azores which protects it from the low temperatures in winter. The average temperature goes from 18ºC to 24ºC and the small amount of rainfall occurs at the end of October and winter. Its 4800 hours of sun, the largest amount in Europe, and the clear skies make the island a fantastic place to visit all year round.

What is the food like in La Gomera?

The island as a full and varied offer of Canarian, Spanish, and international food, with restaurants throughout the island and catering for all tastes. You have to try the stews, almogrote (a soft paste made from hard cheese, peppers, olive oil, garlic etc), the cheeses, the “mojo” sauces, wrinkled potatoes, and of course the queen of Gomeran food, the palm honey. All accompanied by exquisite wine with La Gomera destination of origin.

What clothes should I bring?

As we have said, La Gomera enjoys an ideal climate all year round, so primarily you need to bring light clothes and a light jacket for the evening or high altitudes. If you are going to do an activity or sport, don’t forget to bring suitable clothing and, of course, remember to bring swimwear, sun cream and sunglasses.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE
OFFICIAL WEBSITE