Visit La Gomera, another paradise in the Canary Islands.

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14 March 2022

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Visit La Gomera, another paradise in the Canary Islands.

Are you a lover of excursions and outdoor activities? If you stay with Hotel El Duque on the island of Tenerife, you should not miss the opportunity to visit the island of La Gomera.

 

Doing a day trip to visit La Gomera from Tenerife is totally feasible and even recommended if you want to combine two Canary Islands in the same trip. In fact, both islands are so close to each other that it hardly takes 50 minutes by boat to cover the 40 km. of sea that separates them.

 

The Fred Olsen company connects the port of Los Cristianos, in the south of Tenerife, with San Sebastián de La Gomera. Each journey lasts about 50 minutes, although you have to be between 30 and 45 minutes before the scheduled time to board. The first ferry leaves at 9 from Tenerife and the last from La Gomera at 5:30 in the afternoon. The price, in January 2018, is 155 euros, round trip, for 2 passengers and a tourism-type car, on the weekend, buying in advance on the web.

Visit La Gomera, another paradise in the Canary Islands.
Visit La Gomera, another paradise in the Canary Islands.

The Columbian island

 

La Gomera has an area of ​​369.76 km². Its highest point is the Garajonay peak, with 1487 m above sea level, which belongs to the Garajonay National Park. The island is about 12 million years old. It is also known as the Columbian Island, because it was the place where Christopher Columbus was provisioned before leaving for the New World in 1492. The population of the island is 21,678 inhabitants (2020).

 

The island of La Gomera is a place where you can discover nature through its incredible landscapes, its deserted black sand beaches, its ancient forests and vertical cliffs over a crystal clear sea. A space where you can feel the influence of the volcanoes and marvel at the unique trails.

 

The entire island has been a Biosphere Reserve since 2012, highlighting local efforts for sustainable development. A recognition of the balance between the development of the island and the conservation of the exuberant nature, achieving sustainable growth. Active tourism is promoted, but always prioritizing the heritage that La Gomera boasts the most: its landscapes, its essence and the vitality of the land and the sea. Unique plants, marine mammals, endemic species and a range of colors, La Gomera has it all.

Visit La Gomera, another paradise in the Canary Islands.
Visit La Gomera, another paradise in the Canary Islands.

If you want to visit the island of La Gomera, do not hesitate to contact the Hotel El Duque reception and we will be happy to help you in any way possible.

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