Perfectly visible from the South coast of Tenerife, the small island of La Gomera, Canary Islands belongs to and is located in the western part of the archipelago. The island belongs to the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The capital of the island is San Sebastian de La Gomera.
It is also known as the island of "Columbine" because here one day Christopher Columbus, preparing for the expedition, took an important decision that led to the discovery of the Americas in 1492 year.
La Gomera, has an area of 367.6 km2. It has a population of 22769 man, and the highest point is the peak, with a height of Garajonay 1487 metres above sea level.
The climate of the island is divided in two: the southern dry climate and the climate of the North Island land very fertile due to regular damp winds. for water supply of residents on the island developed a very interesting system to collect rainwater and condensation on the base of the stairs in the areas of mountain slopes. information gathered by the water goes down the slope to feed the water system of the inhabitants of the island.
The island has a variety of local wines, which serves sandwiches from local cheese, fried pork or meat goats. Other culinary specialities include pasta with cheese and honey syrup extracted from Palm trees.
Inhabitants of La Gomera have a unique way of communicating across deep whistle that manages to reach a full understanding of communicating. It is known as the Whistling Gomero.
La Gomera airport, located in the southern part of the island, is the most modern achievement of the Canary archipelago and serves mainly domestic flights to neighboring islands of Tenerife, Gran Canaria and La Palma. The routes were not profitable and paid only because of political pressure. Local airport for international flights is too small, so most tourists-visitors first arrive La Gomera in Tenerife. Since flights to La Gomera Tenerife Airport North depart from most tourists closer, cheaper and usually more quickly reach the island by ferry from the port of Los Cristianos on Tenerife.
Your trip starts on the ferry, which takes about an hour on this island, where you will discover the beauty of the cliffs, gorges, green mountains and rare tropical plants exist only on this island.
During the èkskurionnoj trip you will visit the island's capital is San Sebastian de La Gomera, in which Christopher Columbus made a last stop before heading to the discovery of the new world. You will see the House of Columbus and the Church where he prayed before sailing to America. Next we will visit the main symbol of the island count's Tower (Torre del Conde), in which, according to rumors, in 1492, Christopher Columbus, twisting affair, secretly met with his mistress, the wife of the ruler of Beatriz de Bobadilla.
Our route will pass through the relic wet subtropical Laurel forests National Park of Garajonay, who in 1986 year was included in the World Heritage list of UNESCO.
On the way to our destination at one of the local restaurants we enjoy excellent dishes of the traditional gomerskoj dishes and be able to participate in folklore view whistling language "El Silbo", on which the inhabitants communicate with each other.
The cost of this trip:
1-2 persons-€ 250.00
3-4 persons-€ 115.00 per person
5-6 people-110.00. euro a person
7-8 person-100.00 euro per person
The price includes the price of the ticket for the ferry to the island and back, the cost of the tour.
You must bring with you the identity card (passport)