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La Gomera Canary Islands
La Gomera Tenerife
La Gomera is a small and largely unspoilt Island off the South West coast of Tenerife. It has a population of only 20,000. With the sheer variety of terrain and abundant wildlife in La Gomera it is a top destination for keen walkers.
Getting to La Gomera is easy from Tenerife and other close by islands in the Canary Island Archipelago. You can get a ferry that departs from Los Cristianos, Tenerife or Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife on regular basis throughout the year. The Sea that separates the islands is home to many Whales and Dolphins so on your way keep an eye out and you will be able to see them!
La Gomera islands Volcanic activity that has happened during the last 20 million years has scarred this beautiful mountainous island into a series of valleys and peaks. As you go around the island, crossing over one ridge to the next you will find yourself in a different land - The Barrancos.
The Barrancos not only have their own characteristics, but they also sometimes have their own weather! From the barren terraces and the abandoned villages of the Barranco de la Negra which are in the South of the island, to the multiple date palms of the more abundant Vallehermoso in the North of the island. Increasing the exotic flavour are banana trees, bamboo, cacti with their edible red prickly pears and fruit groves, and the masses of species of plants and trees not known outside the Canaries.
The central volcanic area, Alto de Garajonay has been declared a National Park by UNESCO. It covers 10% of the total island, 4000 hectares! It was created to preserve the botanical treasures that are found here such as amazing rain forest, that has an array of animal and plant species some not found anywhere else in the world! It has permanent greenery and is frequently masked in mist, which contrasts sharply with the dry and rocky coastline below.
Other than the islands natural assets are a number of small fishing villages which still maintain very old and original popular customs. Playa de Santiago is a pretty fishing-village with a fine beach and clear water. At Valle Gran Rey and Vallehermoso you can find one of the island's best beaches!
There is only one hotel on the island and that is The Parador de la Gomera, it is ideal for honeymooners and couples in ideal romantic settings. With views of the ocean and breathtaking scenery of the volcanic island! The Hotel itself is built with typical island architecture, and throughout the interior it is filled with marine references and navigational instruments recalling the ships of Columbus which left this island, La Gomera many years ago to set sail for America! The decoration is personal, distinguished and elegant although there is still an air of the Canary Islands! There are thirty welcoming bedrooms in the hotel, a Restaurant -serving local cuisines, a bar and a swimming pool! For more information on this hotel go direct.
There is also a small amount of villas that are available to rent on the island, if you'd like a little more independence and privacy!
The island is warmed by the gulf stream and cooled by the winds, with a climate that is mild the year round and perfect destination for a villa holiday at any time of the year.
La Gomera Tenerife
La Gomera Canary Islands Spain
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