Haven’t you decided the destination for your next vacation yet? Do not worry! Today we are going to help you decide! And it is that next we are going to talk to you about La Gomera , one of the most beautiful and quiet corners of the country. If you want to enjoy a good climate, spectacular natural corners, a rich cultural historical heritage and a lot of activities and experiences, all without having to face mass tourism, this is your destination. In fact, during your trip to this Canary Island you will remove stress, charge the batteries and meet yourself. Ultimately, you will be happy.
To finish convincing you, today at Vuela Viajes we are going to give you five reasons why you should include La Gomera in your list of possible destinations. Would you like to join us?
Tranquility and good weather
One of the main problems of the Spanish islands is that they have been invaded by mass tourism. However, La Gomera has managed to escape from this type of tourism, so here you can enjoy the tranquility you need to forget the stress you have suffered throughout the year. Already the same ferry journey from Tenerife is a most pleasant experience. And it is that, in addition to being short, you will enjoy spectacular views and you will have the possibility of seeing dolphins and whales. Of course, we must not forget that on this island you will enjoy an excellent climate practically all year round.
Without a doubt, one of the great attractions of La Gomera is its nature. In fact, the island has been declared a Biosphere Reserve and has 17 protected areas , the Garajonay National Park being the jewel in the Crown. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this park is made up of a dense jungle made up of different plant species and is usually surrounded by a sea of clouds that gives it a magical appearance. The El Cedro forest stands out, a relic of the Tertiary period and a world reference in the conservation of the laurel forest. Of course, you will also find countless coves and surprising beaches with crystal clear waters and black sand or pebbles.
Hiking and other activities
Special mention deserves its network of trails, which will allow you to be in contact with nature and the landscape, practicing exercise while traveling through a beautiful territory full of narrow and deep ravines and rugged and rugged mountains. In addition, having been used by the island’s inhabitants until the middle of the last century, these trails also offer traces of the life and work of the Gomerans for centuries. Of course, you can also enjoy many other activities: diving, sea excursions, different sports activities, spas …
La Gomera is much more than nature and tranquility. It is also culture, history and tradition. And we must not forget that it is also known as the "Columbian Island", since this was the last territory that Christopher Columbus stepped on before discovering America in 1492. Also, you should know that here you will find a heterogeneous heritage, highlighting its architecture traditional and hermitages. Of course, we must speak of the rubber whistle, a whistled language used since time immemorial on the island to communicate over great distances. It is an articulated language that has been declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Finally, we want to talk about gastronomy , another part of La Gomera that is worth discovering, highlighting the cheese, the almogrote, the mojos, the sweets, the gofio or the palm skin. Their wines deserve a separate mention, protected by the Denomination of Origin " Vinos de La Gomera ". The most characteristic are the whites, which have a straw yellow color and have intense vegetable aromas. As for the reds, they are smooth and balanced.