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11 August 2018

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What to do in La Gomera

The excellent climate, diversity of its landscape, clear skies, being bathed by the Atlantic Ocean,

and being the proud owner of the best conserved laurel forests in the world, make La Gomera a destination to enjoy a very active holiday.

Land, sea and sky… where do you want to begin your adventure?

Let’s start with land, kilometre after kilometre of trails for you – you won’t know where to start! If you want personalised advice you can go to the park’s information centres (Laguna Grande or Juego de Bolas) or to the island’s tourist information centres (San Sebastián de La Gomera, Valle Gran Rey and Santiago beach) where they will give you the best options for your level, time, and time of year. A highly recommended option is to use specialist guides, they will help you to feel the routes closely, using each one of your senses. They are official guides who guarantee compliance with the rules of the protected spaces, so they continue to be as well preserved as they are now.
You can also do some of these routes by bike, there is information about the trails where you can use mountain bikes. There are bike hire companies offering different types of bikes that you can use on the island.
On the website,, you can see the companies offering these services.

Shall we go to the sea?

The mild temperatures and the number of hours of sun enable you to enjoy sea activities nearly all year round. Snorkelling, kayaking, boat trips, stand up paddle, diving, deep-sea fishing, and even quiet walks along the coast enjoying the rich cuisine the island offers. There are two beaches, Santiago beach and San Sebastián de La Gomera beach, which have the “blue flag” distinguishing them as meeting the standards for quality, safety, environmental regulations and health infrastructure.
The whale watching trips are worth a special recommendation since La Gomera enjoys a privilege that you should not miss. As well as the more than 20 species that can be seen here, the island is chosen by many of them as a place to live all year round. The companies that offer these trip in La Gomera have a “blue flag”, an authorisation which distinguishes them as meeting the current regulations for the respectful observation of the whales. Examples of different species can be seen on nearly 100% of the trips.
Another recommended option is to visit “Los Órganos”, if the sea conditions allow it, you can see this important natural monument.
If you want to sail alone, you can also rent pleasure boats and there is a company that does this in Santiago beach. It offers you the possibility of getting to know the island from the sea, anchoring in the quiet coves and appreciating the beauty from another viewpoint.

And now let’s look at the sky.

The Canary Islands are known for having the best skies in the world for observing stars, that’s why here there are two of the largest observatories in the world. In La Gomera, of course, you can also discover new stars with these privileged skies.
When night falls, a tour of the island’s lookout points allows you to observe the stars with the naked eye. You will easily be able to recognise the constellations of Orion, Gemini, Sagittarius, Scorpio, the Great Bear and the Little Bear, the bright Milky Way, the solitary Polaris, the reddish Betelgeuse and millions more. There are apps you can download on your smartphone that will help you to find them easily.
And if we’re talking about skies, paragliding will allow you to fly over some spectacular landscape, the unique terrain of the island allows for ideal launch areas for this activity.
Your trip to La Gomera will turn into an adventure in nature thanks to its land, sea and skies. When are you coming to visit?