Welcome to Valle Gran Rey


Before you descend into the valley, you could stop at the Ermita del Santo in Arure, where a tiny chapel is built into the rock face and is surrounded by a mirador showing off the southern landscape.

Also worth a stop, the Mirador César Manrique enjoys incredible views of Valle Gran Rey’s gorge and the mountains that loom around it. The restaurant serves average, rather than exceptional, Canarian dishes and is popular with coach tour groups.

A few kilometres further on is another of the area’s many road-side chapels: the best feature of the Ermita de San Antonio is the view from the plaza outside.


Top experiences in Valle Gran Rey

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Valle Gran Rey activities

$46.15 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.

$36.92 Tours & Sightseeing

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.

$161.54 Water Sports

4-hour Boat Rental in Valle Gran Rey no licence required

Vimotions offers you this fantastic opportunity to rent a boat to discover the coasts of the island of La Gomera starting at Valle Gran Rey. On this boat, a RIB 390 15CV, there is capacity for up to 4 people and no license is needed to operate it. The boat is located in Valle Gran Rey in Puerto de Vueltas. You will find us in the Gomeractiva store. The delivery schedule is from 10:00 to 18:00 hours and the return can be made until 20:00. Remember that you will enjoy the boat for 4 hours and can go to the destination you want, such as beaches that are only accessible by sea. Please specify in the reservation the time of collection of the boat. This boat is more than 3.9 metres long.This rental includes petrol and insurance (full coverage).Up to four people can go aboard.

$403.84 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Exclusive Boat Trip for 5 people in La Gomera

Gomera Rent A Boat offers you an exclusive trip aboard a little boat along the coasts of the island of La Gomera with everything included. The boat is a Rodman 620 which has a spacious deck, easy handling and close cabin. Its weight (2.1 tons) increases its stability.The boat usually sets sail from the Playa de Santiago pier, although pick-up in Valle Gran Rey is possible if you ask the captain. Once the trip begins, you will be delighted with the incredible views of the island from the sea and you will see you can access wonderful areas of the island which are inaccessible by land.Regarding the trip itself, you have the possibility of deciding where to go with your captain. It is also up to you which activity you wish to do: fishing snorkelling or whatever you want. There are snorkelling equipments aboard.Drinks consist of wine and beer and the snacks include omelette, bread and “fuet”.The trip lasts 4 hours and ends in Playa de Santiago. The boat is 6 metres long and over 2 metres wide. You choose the route with the captain. You will have delicious snacks and drinks included.

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