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Isla de la Gomera Travel Guide: 151 reviews and 398 photos

Excellent Scenery in quiet surroundings

The most fortunate of the Fortunate Islands, as the Canaries are known.
No sign postings
No fast food
No sports bars
No tourist tat
No MacDonalds
No Looky Looky people
Just peace & quiet in harmony with nature and all the goodness she has to offer.

Escape from Tenerife

La Gomera remains unspoilt (at the moment) by tourism.
It has a quiet rugged beauty. Sub tropical climate creates an abundance of plants, trees & fruits.
The roads which snake up & down the mountains & valleys remain quiet, if not a trifle hair raising.

It is a walkers paradise - stroll out and listen to the bird song - take in the excellent lush scenery and admire natures miracle in transforming volcanic rock into a botanical paradise.

Nature really does get to show off

All forms of vegetation come alive at the Garajonay National Park visitors centre.
Plants from the South America's & other sub tropical places flourish in the year round warm temperatures.
Interestingly, common garden plants are seen too, but much larger than I can grow at home.
Truely a gardener's paradise!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Simply beauty - Simply life - A refreshing place
  • Cons:A need for a car & my missing hiking boots.
  • In a nutshell:Gardener's Paradise - Walker's Dream
  • Last visit to Isla de la Gomera: Apr 2005
  • Intro Updated Apr 7, 2005
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  • magor65's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2010 at 7:56 AM

    La Gomera sounds my type of place - peaceful and beautiful. I hope to visit it one day. Thanks for sharing.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2010 at 2:38 PM

    Joan, lovely little page about La Gomera. I have only made it to Tenerife of the Canary Islands, but would love to explore La Gomera in the future.

  • MikeStarr5's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2010 at 5:04 PM

    Is there any advantage to hiring a car and taking it across by ferry. There are lots of car hire firms based on La gomera ?

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2009 at 7:48 PM

    Isla de la Gomera does indeed look like a wonderful unspoiled place- not very left on Earth sans McDonalds! The photos are good, complimenting the tips.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    I haven't been to that part of the world yet but it looks well worth exploring! Hope that the tank and ceiling will be fixed for good soon!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2009 at 3:37 PM

    La Gomera really does sound like "the most fortunate of the Fortunate Islands", at least as long as it stays so quiet and unspoiled. I love your opening photo of those terraced hillsides.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2009 at 4:14 PM

    Beautiful scenery here in Gomera! I have to explore these islands someday, Norman :)

  • breughel's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2008 at 7:58 AM

    Hello Joan, I wanted to escape the cold weather here by visiting Gomera and Grand Canaria from your as always very good tips.

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2008 at 3:12 PM

    A pretty island. I love to visit places with beautiful scenery and unspoiled nature in general.

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2007 at 8:43 AM

    Amazing to think that the tourists haven't discovered this little gem...you must have loved exploring every inch of it!

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