If you enjoy peace, beautiful scenery and tasty food, then holidays in La Gomera could be for you...
Much quieter than the other Canaries, such as Tenerife and Lanzarote, La Gomera is a haven for holidaymakers who want to get away from it all.
The island was formed from the extinct remains of a volcano and its soaring peaks testify to its ancient history. These graceful shapes are clad in lush forests and the island is peppered with tiny, whitewashed villages.
There are no direct flights to La Gomera from the UK, though the transfer from Tenerife is quick and easy via frequent ferry services. This inaccessibility is part of La Gomera's appeal for many visitors. The islands are exempt from excise duty, too; don't forget to grab your duty-free goodies in La Gomera.
The fascinating landscape of La Gomera sets the scene for walking breaks as well as lazy beach days spent on the black sands that are so typical of the Canary Islands.
Bustling tourist resorts are unheard of here and high-rise blocks are nowhere to be seen. The main resorts are Valle Gran Rey, on the west coast, and neighbouring Tecina and Playa de Santiago in the south. Tecina attracts golf enthusiasts, too, and the course offers superb views across to Mount Teide on nearby Tenerife.
Other pursuits, besides golf and sunbathing, include whale watching, windsurfing and diving.
Holidays in La Gomera can also be filled with day trips around the island. Take a tour of the fort of Torre del Conde before hopping off to a banana plantation. An old mill where locals used to make flour is what you'll find at Molino de Gofio, while Mirador de la Hila is a stunning viewpoint from where you can inspect San Sebastian. Garajonay National Park also offers great views of La Gomera and beyond. Laurel forests are crisscrossed by streams in this central landscape, which is home to the island's highest peak.
Fascinated by La Gomera? You should be. This island offers the chance to truly relax in the pleasant climes of the Canary Islands. To find a great-value holiday to La Gomera, use our search tool and let your adventure begin.