A quiet Canary
Holidays in La Gomera bring you the quieter side of the Canary Islands. This little island is the perfect way to see the beauty and unspoilt, rugged coastlines of Spain’s Canaries. Traditional villages are peppered along the coastline, with large golden sandy beaches backed by lively restaurants and pretty little coves where you can enjoy having the place to yourself.
Explorers will find plenty to enjoy in La Gomera. Its interiors are filled with forests and mountains where you can hike, mountain bike or horse ride and take in the striking views of the coastline. Along the coast you’ll find fishing villages which date back to the 15th Century, as well as local restaurants serving authentic dishes and more. Playa de Santiago is ideal for golf and nature lovers alike. Its whitewashed buildings are picture perfect and overlook the sparkling ocean and its black sweeping beach.
Flight time from the UK to Tenerife is around 4 hours 30 minutes. From here, it's a 40-minute ferry crossing to La Gomera.
Like the rest of the Canaries, La Gomera is a year-round beach destination. Temperatures rarely dip below the late teens, even in winter. April and May starts heating up for summer, which reaches its peak in July and August – often in the 30s.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain.
Restaurant bills include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.
The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.