Looking out from Hotel Paradise Park the island out to sea is La Gomera, a mere 40 minutes away by ferry but with stunning contrasts to Tenerife. The
most striking difference is the rich green landscape and the steep layered hills that are reached by tight roads that twist their way up and around the island.
Much less developed than Tenerife, Christopher Columbus has a proud place in their history as he stopped off on his way to discover the Americas. The whistling language of silbo is one of the oldest in the world and still in use. The ferry port of San Sebastian offers stunning views of Tenerife and has unspoilt beaches and a large park (Parque de la Torre) dedicated to Christopher Columbus.
Inland villages have a fantastic range of cheeses, wines, and other produce and life passes by at a slow pace. The other main coastal towns are Playa de Santiago and Valle Gran Rey, they both nestle between the cliffs and have a large range of cafes and restaurants around large open plazas. In the centre of the island is the Garajonay National Park with its stunning landscapes. Vallehermoso in the north is a lovely rural retreat popular with walkers and a good stop off for those braving the high cliff roads and the sheer drop beside them.
If you want to visit La Gomera pop into our excursion shop in the Hotel Paradise Park reception area to find out about ferry crossings by foot or with a hire car.