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Luxury La Gomera Holidays

A quiet Canary

La Gomera

La Gomera may not have the A-list name recognition of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, but what it lacks in celebrity it more than makes up for in beauty. The second-smallest of the seven Canary Islands, La Gomera’s rugged charm comes from its unspoilt coast and wildly beautiful national parks.

Reachable by ferry from neighbouring Tenerife (fast services take around 40 minutes), the island attracts hikers, bird-watchers, star-gazers and nature lovers to its quiet mountain trails and undiscovered beaches. Playa de Santiago, on the south coast, is the island’s sole beach resort, boasting a black-sand bay and fishing-village roots.

La Gomera’s capital, San Sebastian, sits on the east coast. It’s a charming Spanish port town filled with pedestrianised streets and squares, with a beautiful waterfront and handful of local restaurants serving up Canarian specialities. The weather is typically Canarian, too – rarely anything other than warm and sunny. 

Lewis Parker

La Gomera offered much more than I was expecting. The island’s landscape is beautiful, with lots of greenery and forests of banana trees. It’s a great place to drive; roller-coaster roads thread through the valleys and tunnels have been cut through the hills.

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Natasha Starkin

La Gomera is perfect for walking and the island is covered in footpaths, especially in the Garajonay National Park. Listen out for the whistles - Silbo is a 16th-century whistled language which was used to communicate across ravines, and is still taught on the island.

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Destinations in La Gomera
Playa De Santiago
Playa de Santiago is a tiny south coast fishing town. It’s the setting that counts here – it’s right next to a dove-grey beach and ocean-view golf course.

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Hotel Jardin Tecina

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Flight Information

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. 

When to go

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. 

Visa Information

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.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.

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