La Gomera, with its diverse vegetation and biodiversity, belongs, like the rest of the Canary Islands, Madeira, the Azores and the Cape Verde Islands, to the Blessed Islands, the „Macaronesian Islands“ (Greek: makarios = blessed/happy, nesos = island). The Canary Islands were already described as paradise islands by Homer in 800 BC.
With a diameter of only 22-25 km, the island offers a variety of different landscapes in a small area: grandiose views over steep gorges, imposing volcanic vents and long, palm-filled valleys. There are small villages and hamlets, bathing bays with fine black sand, the famous laurel forest (UNESCO World Natural Heritage), a green north and drier, sunny south, and varied vegetation from banana and dragon trees to junipers. The „Isla Mágica“, magical island, impresses with gigantic starry skies, colourful sunsets and the endless view of the Atlantic.
The waters off La Gomera are one of the best spots for dolphin and whale watching. Bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales live here all year round and a total of more than 25 different species of dolphins and whales have been sighted around Gomera, including Bryde’s whales, sperm whales, humpback whales and other large whales as well as numerous dolphins and small whales. Comparable conditions can only be found in a few places in the world. We would be happy to arrange a whale watching tour for you!
La Gomera, like the other six Canary Islands, is of volcanic origin. The small number of tourists, mostly nature-loving hikers and a colourful mix of individualists, gives the island a special atmosphere.
The mild climate has been described by scientists as the best in the world. With temperatures that hardly fall below 18°C near the sea, even in winter, and maximum summer temperatures of around 30°C. This climate is very pleasant at any time of year and the Canary Islands are rightly called the Islands of Eternal Spring.