Just a stone’s throw from the coast of Tenerife, this little island is like the land that time forgot. With it’s lush, green cloudforests, pretty coastal towns and magnificent rock formations, make this day trip the highlight of your stay in the Canaries. Here are our 8 reasons to visit La Gomera:
The view of Mount Teide on Tenerife from La Gomera.
The island’s charming towns. The little coastal town of Agulo is referred to as the bon-bon (little sweet) of La Gomera and is one of the prettiest on the island.
The magical landscapes, including the five enormous rocks that crown the island, known as Los Roques.
La Gomera is a hiker’s paradise.
The UNESCO-protected forests on La Gomera are full of endemic flora and fauna, birds and bats. The island’s laurel forests, which used to cover much of Europe, can now only be found in a few places in the world.
At the heart of the island lies the Garajonay National Park, a misty evergreen cloud forest, undisturbed by development.
If you’re renting a car, La Gomera offers some fantastic road trip scenery.
This spectacular island offers a different experience of the Canaries.