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When it comes to the Canaries, La Gomera seems to pass more or less unnoticed. That might have something to do with its diminutive proportions. At just 146 square miles, it’s a mere speck of land anchored in the Atlantic - blink and you might well miss it.
But that’s only half the reason. It’s not for nothing the travel pack have hailed La Gomera the ‘alternative’ island. While its brothers and sisters offer up plenty in the way of Brit pubs and neon nightlife, this place has made little concession to mass tourism. And people come here for that very reason. The total absence of commercialism is a refreshing tonic for those looking to escape the rat race. Here, you’ll find nature in its purest form. There are black sand beaches. Ancient laurel forests. And sweeping mountains. With scenery like this, it comes as no surprise that La Gomera is a hiker’s Mecca.
Keep an ear out and you may still hear "El Silbo" echoing across the mountain peaks. Before the days of emails and mobiles, Gomerians communicated across the sweeping terrain by means of an amazing, mile-spanning whistle language.
As for history buffs, they’ll love following in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus. He intended to stay here for four days, but fell in love with a local girl and ended up staying for much, much longer. And once you’ve arrived on this gorgeous island, we’re pretty sure you’ll feel the same.
Floating in the Atlantic Ocean between Tenerife and La Palma, La Gomera’s untouched scenery offers a wealth of variety for a peaceful holiday - where a secret world of age-old forests, Jurassic looking volcanic formations and sleepy villages awaiting exploration. Winding streets hide churches, pavement cafés and friendly shops where you can get to know the locals and experience their relaxing lifestyle. Sparkling seas and a dramatic coastline encircles the island, climbing up through criss-crossed valleys and banana plantations. For an undisturbed destination with awe - inspiring beauty - discover La Gomera, the island of unspoiled nature.
The wallflower of the Canaries, shy and retiring La Gomera is the perfect antidote to its bustling neighbours.
Valle Gran Rey
The actual weather and weatherforecasts for La Gomera:
• Weather Map for the Canary Islands