La Gomera in detail


The island has, so far, kept grand-scale tourism at bay, and most lodging is in small rural hotels, family-run pensiones, refurbished farmhouses and self-catering apartments. There are also plenty of appealing casas rurales (village or farmstead accommodation), many of which were abandoned by emigrants and have since been refurbished for tourists; check online booking portals. The are a couple of larger resort-style hotels in Playa Santiago and Valle Gran Rey.