Travel to La Gomera, Canary Islands with Christy McKellen

La Gomera

I’ve been to La Gomera in the Canary Islands for a winter break a couple of times now with my husband. While it’s not *hot* hot in the early months of the year, the temperature in the day usually reaches around the mid twenties (centigrade) which is more than warm enough to lie out in the sun for me (being a hardy Brit).

The island is the least touristy of the Canary Islands and in order to get to the other side of it where we stayed in Valle Gran Rey we had to get a taxi to drive us through dense forest of the Garajonay National Park along tight windy roads (a bit of a hairy experience!). Once you get there though it’s a really relaxed place where people gather on the beach in the evening to watch the sun sink below the sea-skyline. The bars and cafes are very chilled and serve a great range of locally sourced food and drink.

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