Fri 29th December 2023
- Fri 5th January 2024
How about a La Gomera New Year break? Warmth, the sea, rainforest walks and much much more - there is certainly plenty to do. Or simply relax and review the place and the view. If you want to get away to be in the company of other women, to walk and to experience everything this magical Atlantic island has to offer then this is the holiday for you. PLEASE BOOK SOON TO BE SURE OF A SPACE.
Dates: Friday December 29th to Friday January 5th 2024
Guide: Local Guide Rene Van Der Walt
Walking Grade: 2 Goats with a variety of walks to explore the island.
Base: Hotel Jardín Tecina, Playa De Santiago, La Gomera – a 4 star hotel with its own eco finca providing 100% organic food at El Laurel restaurant. There is a spa and 5 swimming pools and views of the ocean. There are tennis courts and golf courses if you are active and there are lots of free activities on offer such as wine tasting,painting, guided tours about the hotel and its eco garden. On arrival you will be briefed on the hotel and the surrounding area and all it has to offer.
Arrival : arrive in Tenerife South airport for the group transfer at 14.00ish. We need to connect with the ferry to La Gomera which has approx 6 crossings daily with the last one at 22.00 although sometimes earlier in the winter. The crossing takes about 55 minutes and it is a lovely trip. We aim to arrive at our hotel for an orientation walk around the hotel and a welcome dinner together.
Departure: after breakfast with a group transfer to the port , the ferry and a mini bus from Tenerife Port back to Tenerife South. Plan to travel after 14.00.
It is possible to fly from London or regional airports or we can help with travel where ever you are in the world. Last year some people enjoyed a night in Tenerife before travelling on to La Gomera – we can recommend places to stay.
Price: £1,999 for an all inclusive very special get way for the festive season break.
If you are with a partner/ friend and share a room the price per person is £1,849. We will adjust your booking after the deposit is paid.
- Transfer from Tenerife South Airport to the Hotel by taxi and ferry
- 7 nights at Hotel Jardin Tecina ensuite, single occupancy rooms ( if you would like a superior sea view room we will add £135 for the week to your invoice – very special to wake up to an extensive view of the ocean)
- Extensive buffet breakfast each morning in the restaurant overlooking the ocean.
- Lunches on hiking/tour days
- Buffet Evening meals in the restaurant with a wide choice of local, vegetarian, fish and meat options. There are several other restaurants at the hotel or in the nearby village for those wanting a change from the buffet (these are not included)
- 4 days hiking with experienced local guide to include pick up and return to the hotel and picnic lunches.
- 1 day tour to include Whale Watching
- Travel to Tenerife South Airport
- Lunch on your free day where you are free to eat in the hotel or in local restaurants.
- Drinks from the bar.
La Gomera is the second smallest of the main islands in Spain’s Canary Islands. It is known for its volcanic mountains and hiking trails that criss cross the islands taking you to hidden places. There are ocean views all around as the island is located in the Atlantic Ocean. La Gomera is the destination if you are looking for peace and quiet away from the crowds. This is the place for some winter sun and outdoor activity in lush landscape. We will explore the Garajonay National Park a Unesco world heritage site since 2021. It has been designated a Biosphere Reserve along with the rest of the island. There will also be rest time to explore nearby towns or the capital city of San Sebastián de La Gomera.
For swimmers there is the beach and many coves around the island to explore. The hotel also has a spa and 5 swimming pools to relax after walking or to simply chill in your free time. There are also many free activities on offer which will be explained to you at your arrival briefing.
The people of La Gomera pride themselves on their fresh and unspoiled food and wine. The Atlantic Ocean offers a variety of fresh fish and for vegetarians there is a wealth of fruit and vegetables grown locally. Some speciality products are palm honey,Gofio (a flour made from roasted grain) Gomeran cheese and their very own Malvasia wine. There will be plenty of time to experience the local cuisine.
There are also local producers of La Gomera coffee, cheeses, honey and other products which your guide can introduce you to.
The detail of the walks are attached in the PDF below. These are to give an idea of the 4 walks you will be doing. Your guide Rene will discuss with you as it will depend on the weather and itineraries may change.
Walks start at 9.30am on the 4 walking days. The walks are planned to allow people to shorten their walks if they feel like it and be picked up to be taken back to the hotel. This will allow for longer more stretching walks for those that want them but also allow others to experience the fantastic scenery but do lesser walks if their choice is to relax more. This is a ‘ get away ‘ break.
There is a free day in the middle to just relax , have a spa , a massage , walk locally from the hotel or just rest by the pool and read.
One day will be a tour day to include Whale Watching or another tour will be offered for those who have already been with us and done this.