Welcome to La Gomera

La Gomera does not offer the standard tourist resort trappings of golden beaches and an animated nightlife. It is also relatively laborious to reach; the ferry from Los Cristianos is a filter of sorts, visitors here tend to be walkers heading for the myriad hiking trails that weave across this lush and spectacular island.

La Gomera also has a tangible bohemian air; and you will spy plenty of grey ponytails from foreign residents who arrived here in the 1960s flower power days – and stayed.

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$31.32 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Tenerife Mount Teide Cable Car Round-Trip Ticket

Make your own way by car or bus to the lower cable car station located on the slopes of Mt Teide in central Tenerife. Then, when you arrive, admire the stunning views of Mt Teide National Park and the mountains that circle 12,198-foot (3,718-meter) Mt Teide, the highest peak in Spain.The main entrance lines to the cable car can be long, so your ticket is a great bonus. Simply breeze past the main entrance line and enjoy fast-track entry via the Internet ticket line.Board the car and thrill as your 8-minute ascent takes you high above the Las Cañadas caldera. Behold the awe-inspiring views over the craters and lava flows far below, and snap photos of the moon-like volcanic terrain.Arrive at the upper cable station and visit the viewing platform to absorb the scenery. From here, at an altitude of 11,663 feet (3,555 meters), the views stretch across Teide National Park to the Atlantic Sea and on a clear day, to other Canary Islands such as La Gomera.Take time to snap photos, and if you wish, follow one of the three walking trails to different lookout points, depending on their accessibility on the day:Route 12 Pico Viejo Vantage PointA trail offering magnificent views over south Tenerife and the 2,624-foot (800 meter) crater of Pico Viejo, the site of Mt Teide’s last eruption in 1798.Route 11 La Fortaleza Vantage PointA path with views of north Tenerife including the La Orotava alley, Teno Massif and the Anaga Mountains.Route 10 Teide PeakAn access-controlled route to the summit with epic views of the Mt Teide crater and, in clear weather, to La Gomera, Lanzarote and other Canary Islands. To walk this trail, you need a special permit from the National Parks office. Permits are free of charge, but only a limited number are available each day. When you're ready to descend, enjoy priority access to the cable car back down, where your trip ends at the lower station.

$46.16 Outdoor Activities

Whale and Dolphin Watching in the Canary Islands

Choose a morning or an afternoon departure when you book, then make your way to the harbor of Valle Gran Rey ten minutes before your scheduled start time. With a small group of no more than ten passengers, board a traditional Canarian fishing boat and set off for sites known to be full of marine life. Your captain and your guide are working hand-in-hand with research programs to establish an ocean reserve dedicated to the protection of cetaceans, which you'll hear about as you sail.Respectful whale watching is paramount during this 4-hour tour, and the expert team on board will share their knowledge about what this means as you view the whales and dolphins in their natural habitat around the Canary Islands. Understand how the crew adapts the boat to the animals' behavior, so they feel comfortable being watched — they may even come up to the boat and ride in the bow wave.Sighting rates in springtime are almost 100%, but there are whales and dolphins to be seen during other months too. Each boat tour is different, as it is based upon the behavior of constantly moving wild animals. At the end of the four hours, return to shore with a new understanding of these beautiful animals — having engaged with them in a respectful way, on their own terms.

$5.19 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Audioguided visit inside the Ethnographic Park

Visit: PEG, El Parque Etnografico de La Gomera Los Telares, Hermigua, La Gomera, Canary IslandsDiscover human life in La Gomera.An ecologic farm with a banana plantation, cattle, orchard... Self-audioguided tour of the farm, viewpoint and the exhibition areas, where you will learn how gomerans adapted and survided on this once isolated and wild island.

$163.02 Tours & Sightseeing

VIP excursion in La Gomera starting in the South of Tenerife

We have organized a superb route on 4x4 minivans in the neighboring island of La Gomera. We start in the South of Tenerife and travel to La Gomera by ferry in first class with all amenities and that also includes a free buffet and free drinks.We will reach San Sebastian, La Gomera’s capital city, from where Christoph Columbus started his first expedition to the new world more than 500 years ago. From here we will head to Roque de Agando, the islands natural symbol. The route then takes us to Igualero and the famous monument to the “silbo gomero”, a form of communication typical from Gomera based of whistling. The next stage is Chipude, where you visit a ceramic factory. We will drive until the advantage point of Vallehermoso to feast our eyes upon the impressive mountains, ravines and palm forests of La Gomera.The next stage takes us in the National Park Garajonay. We will drive through Arure and stop at Laguna Grande to admire the exuberant forests of the island. Then we will go to the Restaurant on the advantage point of Abrante to have a delicious lunch while enjoying spectacular views of La Gomera and Tenerife.After a short brake we will continue the tour to Juego de Bolas and visit its touristic center. Then we will drive to Hermigua, an important Aloe Vera factory, where you can learn the secrets about the secrets of this plant.Before we go back to Tenerife you will have plenty of time to visit San Sebastian just like Christoph Columbus did before his first expedition to the new continent.

$36.84 Outdoor Activities

La Gomera's Forest of Fables National Park Tour

The Forest of Fables (national park): Today we start our hike Arure. But after a short while we already reach the oldest part of the laurel forest. Surrounded by wafts of mist we pass moss- and lichen-grown trees until we reach our picknick site in the middle of the forest. We continue our hike through this mystic part of the forest until we step into the warming sunlight again. Our last steps lead us to the pottery village of El Cercado where we wrap up the hike at a restaurant with Canarian dishes. Details Ascent: 230 m Descent: 230 m Duration: appr. 4 h Departure at: 9.30 a.m. Return to: appr. 4.00 p.m.

$36.84 Outdoor Activities

La Gomera's Northern Coast Hiking Tour

TUESDAY: The Northern Coast (Banana & Beach): Our motto for today: Bananas & Beach. We start in the middle of the banana fields in Hermigua, in the presumably “healthiest climate worldwide” and get to know lots of interesting facts about the banana industry on La Gomera. From here we hike up to the mountain ridge of Los Montes and enjoy the views of the wide green valley while we hike on a ridge path. After the break we continue our way, passing old houses and terraces, until we reach the beach of La Caleta. There our hike ends at the beach bar; if the weather is good, we can refresh during a bathing break. Ascent: 300 m Descent: 300 m Duration: appr. 4 h Departure at: 9.30 a.m. Return to: appr. 5.00 p.m.

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