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The now dormant volcano of La Gomera, the second smallest of the Canary Islands, is a great place for awe-inspiring sights and invigorating walks through striking valleys and imposing mountains. Less of a holiday tourist trap then the other Canary Islands, La Gomera is perfect for peaceful, sight-seeing holidays

For such a small island, La Gomera is bursting with history! Famous for being the last stop Christopher Columbus made before sailing across the Atlantic – the actual house Columbus stayed in can still be visited! La Gomera is also well known for the ingenious and highly unique “Silbo”. This is a whistling language used by Gomerans to communicate across the steep barrancos – valleys – and the whistling language can still be herd today!

The biggest attraction on La Gomera is the now dormant volcano – the Garajonay National Park and World Heritage Site. A wonderland of cloud-wreathed mountains, hillsides covered in heather and tropical forests, Garajonay looks like a set from The Lord of the Rings. The highest parts of the national park are constantly hidden by mysterious clouds and effervescent mists which contribute to the lushness of the area and the forests. The park features many clearly marked routes and paths which you can walk, jog or cycle along and the log-cabin restaurant at Laguna Grando in the park has some of the best pork on the island!


La Gomera has some of the most beautiful beaches of the Canary Islands. The black sand beach of the islands capital San Sebastian may be slightly rockier then some but the crystal clear waters make for excellent scuba diving and water sports! All around the island are small deserted beaches that make for a perfect afternoon in the tropical sun and the perfect holiday!

La Gomera has only a few hotels and most are centered around San Sebastian and the harbour. The Parador hotel is San Sebastian is a four star manor house hotel with with a great view of Tenerife’s Mount Teide, nautical decoration and tropical gardens, the perfect place to spend your holiday! Another great hotel to have a luxurious holiday is the Hotel Jardin Tecina on the south coast of La Gomera. Made up of cottages in tropical gardens and set on the top of a cliff, the Hotel Jardin Tecian offers breathtaking views and is the perfect place to relax after a hard-days sight-seeing!

About the Author:
David has written on behalf of Sunmaster Holidays, providers of a wide range of package holidays. For further information on
holidays in La Gomera, please visit our website.
Article Source: - A Guide to Holidays in La Gomera

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