Welcome to Valle Gran Rey
Bet you can’t make it all the way down to the shore without stopping at one of the lookout points to sigh at the natural beauty of the ‘Valley of the Great King’. A deep, green gorge running down to meet the island’s longest beach, this is La Gomera’s tourist epicentre. If you speak German you’ll feel right at home, as most services here are geared towards the many Germans in search of sunshine and nature. Talking... Read More
Top experiences in Valle Gran Rey
Valle Gran Rey 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.
Full Day Tour of La Gomera
TUESDAY: The Tour of the Island: Together we explore the island by bus and thereby discover the most important landmarks of La Gomera. After a first stop at the Mirador de Palmarejo, the restaurant designed by César Manrique, we ride to the potterers of El Cercado, whom we’ll look over the shoulder. On we go via Chipude into the national park with direction to Hermigua. On our way we’ll take a short walk, afterwards we ride to the village of Agulo, the „Bombón de La Gomera“, situated on a plateau. On we go to the visitors’ centre of the island, where we have lunch together. Then we ride to the “holy” springs of Epina via Vallehermoso. A day full of impressions and contrasts ends with our return to Valle Gran Rey. Details: Ascent: 50 m Descent: 50 m Departure at: 9.30 a.m. Return to: appr. 5.00 p.m.