La Gomera, Canary Islands
Holiday rentals in La Gomera in the Canary Islands
Enjoy a holiday in an idyllic setting when you decide to spend your next self-catering getaway in one of our range of holiday accommodation on the Canary Islands on La Gomera. Located east of the Canary Islands archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, the island of La Gomera is covers an area of about 370 square kilometers, making La Gomera one of the smallest islands in the Canaries. It is composed of only 6 municipalities: Agulo, Alajeró, Hermigua, Valle Gran Rey, Vallehermoso and the capital San Sebastián de la Gomera. The islands is still relatively undiscovered by mass tourism and so you will find that the vast majority of the island is unspoilt, offering picturesque scenery and a diverse, verdant landscape. Explore this beautiful island during your stay in one of our holiday rentals on the Canaries Islands.
Culture and history of La Gomera in the Canary Islands
La Gomera is nicknamed "the island of Columbus" because this would be the last supply stop for Christopher Columbus before his discovery of America in 1492. During your stay in one of our range of holiday rentals in the Canary Islands, you may be lucky enough to hear its inhabitants speak ‘silbo’, the ancient language of this island. This language, used by a small part of the population, is one of the only whistled languages still in existence in the world. Its uniqueness is recognized by UNESCO. Discover the Canarian culture and historical heritage of the island as well as the natural beauty whilst self-catering in the Canary Islands with NOVASOL. Admire the colourful capital city, the typical village of Agulo and many other unique sites.
Untouched nature and a wealth of activities
La Gomera is an island that is home to a wide variety of landscapes and eco-systems, including laurel forests, streams, ravines, mountains and more generally – this is especially impressive given the island’s small size! Located in its center, the Garajonay National Park occupies a large part of this little inhabited territory. This natural gem is recognized as a world natural heritage site and is under the protection of UNESCO. The altitude and the microclimate have led to the growth of many unique and beautiful species of plant. Get off the beaten track by taking a jeep tour around this special volcanic island. Not far away and overlooking the island of Tenerife, the volcano Pic du Teide is the highest point in Spain and the third largest volcano in the world, definitely not to be missed during your self-catering holiday in the Canary Islands.