Parador de La Gomera
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- Twin rooms (32)
- Double rooms (4)
- Room with living room (2)
- Capacity (112)
- Conference room
- Canal plus
- Deposit box
- Credit cards
- Currency exchange
- Swimming pool
- Airport (30km)
- Port (1km)
Parador de La Gomera, Canary Islands - Canarian manor house (4*)
La Gomera's Parador is stunningly situated on a terrace high above the sea, with spectacular views over the Atlantic. On a clear day, guests are treated to a backdrop of neighbouring Tenerife with its lofty Pico Teide. The Parador itself is a traditional, unpretentious Canary manor house, capturing the flavour of local architecture with a veranda and a beautiful pan-tiled roof. Inside, the furniture combines Castilian and Isabelline styles, with spacious rooms offering views onto the sea and hotel gardens.
The large terrace features a swimming pool overlooking the sea, and the surrounding garden is replete with subtropical species native to the island. These public areas are some of Parador de La Gomera’s most popular features and provide a relaxing environment for guests to take in the ocean views.
Situated in the island’s capital, San Sebastián, the Parador de La Gomera is easily accessible with several daily 45 minute ferries across from Tenerife’s Los Cristianos port, and flights from both Tenerife and Gran Canaria airports. The capital is also a prime location for tasting some of the local specialities, and exploring the renowned Canarian black sand beaches.
La Gomera, the second smallest of the Canary Islands, is a renowned environmentally and historically important island. Known as the “Isla Mágica” (Magic Isle) and measuring a mere 20km from North to South, it is famed as Christopher Columbus’ last stop before his voyage to discover the Americas. In fact, it is said that Columbus rarely voyaged without stopping off at the island, and it is through this association that it received its other nickname, the “Isla Colombina” (Columbus’ Isle).
Protected through UNESCO as a World Heritage site, the beautiful Garajonay National Park has been given Biosphere Reserve status and is one of the main attractions of the island. A prehistoric rainforest filled with native flora and fauna; it is often described as a fairy-tale forest, the centre of which stands 1,000 metres above sea level, surrounded by lush vegetation and offering an incredible experience to walk above a sea of clouds.
The best way to experience all that La Gomera has to offer is on foot, and there are plenty of guided walking tours and paths for visitors to explore the island and each Saturday morning a free guided tour takes visitors through the national park.
For those who prefer the sea, boat trips are another way to discover the spectacular natural beauty of the island. The island’s volcanic cliffs, named “Los Organos” (the Organs) after their likeness to giant organs with towering pipes, are popular among many visitors to the island.
All-year-round mild temperatures make beach trips possible during all seasons, and the black sand beaches with their crystal clear waters are hugely popular. Nautical sports are practised all around the Canary Islands, and La Gomera is no different with a number of different water sports available in the San Sebastián port.
Rich in history, like all of the other Canary Islands, La Gomera still holds on to many of its pre-Hispanic traditions. The silbo gomero, a fascinating language made up of a series of whistles, was used to communicate across vast valleys, and can still be heard today as it is taught in the island’s schools.
There are daily ferries and boats across to Tenerife (a mere 45 minute journey) for those looking to explore more of the Canary Islands during their stay. ‘El Teide’, the dormant volcano at the centre of the island, and the highest point in Spain, can be seen from La Gomera on a clear day.
Restaurant meal times & typical dishes
Breakfast is served from 7.30 to 10.30 and dinner from 19.30 to 22.30.
It may be possible to arrive up to 22.00 and still enjoy a meal.
The gastronomic display is represented. Young goat cooked with aromatic herbs, wine and almonds, Canary island grouper cooked with peppers and onions, and baked caramel custard served with palm honey.
How to get there
The Parador de La Gomera is located in the east of the island, close to the port of San Sebastian de La Gomera. It is just off the main road which links the port to the town. Driving towards the port it is raised up on the left hand side. The island can be reached by plane or ferry. The ferries run from Los Cristianos in Tenerife, El Hierro and La Palma to San Sebastian de La Gomera. By plane there are flights from both Tenerife and Gran Canaria operated by Binter Canarias which fly into the airport at Playa de Santiago 30km away in the south of the island. There is a local bus which runs between Playa de Santiago and San Sebastian.
Canadas - 2 hours by plane
La Palma - 3 hours by plane
El Hierro - 4 hours by plane
La Gomera Airport - 30km
Region & Cuisine
Please be aware of the following:
- 'Special Offers' are subject to the availability of a number of rooms per night and/or a specific meal basis.
- Age restrictions apply to the 'Golden Days' Offer (for those aged 55 and over) and the 'Young Persons' Offer (for those aged between 18 and 30). All reservations made using these tariffs are checked upon your arrival at the Parador(s) booked to ensure that at least one person in a room qualifies for the restricted tariff. In the case that you do not qualify for the restricted tariff, the Parador will apply the standard rate without exception and you will be required to pay a supplement locally. However only one person (per room) needs to qualify for either of these two reductions.