La Gomera (Canary Isles)
La Gomera is an island of green and terraced valleys , cedar trees, palm trees, banana plantations and winding mountainous terrain. The island is rugged and unspoilt, the beaches are often pebbly and rocky. The countryside is spectacular, especially in the Garajonay National Park at the centre of the island.
The capital is the main point of entry after the short sea crossing from Tenerife. A small thriving port with a few local bars and restaurants, the Parador has an excellent restaurant in splendid surroundings.
Valle Gran Rey
This is the wealthiest valley on the island, the terraced hillsides sweep down to the sea and the small port and beach. The current is very strong so we do not recommend swimming. The small town has some bars and restaurants.
Playa de Santiago
At the south of the island. There is very good walking although again rugged terrain. The seascapes are interesting with the movement of local fishing and leisure craft. La Gomera was Christopher Columbus's last port of call en route to the 'Indies', he however discovered the Americas.
La Gomera has hardly been touched by tourism, so it is an ideal destination for those looking for a quiet holiday with fine weather and enjoy plenty of opportunites for walking.