Tired of the obligations, the cold, the traffic and the pace of life in the city? Do you need to find a haven of peace to rest and enjoy the wildest nature? La Gomera could be just the place you are looking for your vacations.
To place it on the map, you must know that it is the second smallest island, located in the western part of the Canary archipelago. It belongs to the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and its capital is San Sebastián de La Gomera. Biosphere Reserve since 2012, has a population of 20,000 inhabitants and covers an area of 369.76km².
The island stands out for the great value of the Garajonay National Park, declared a World Heritage Site in 1986 by Unesco. It is the main exponent of laurisilva canaria, an ecosystem from the Tertiary Era, which disappeared from the continent as a consequence of the climate changes that occurred in the Quaternary. Its impressive forests concentrate a mature arboreal extension of this type of vegetation under optimal conservation conditions, which makes the forest a living fossil.
If you want to feel like you're walking the stage of the famous movie Jurasic Park, you have to come to the Garajonay. But do not worry, the only prehistoric animal you can find in La Gomera is the giant lizard, endemic species and on the verge of extinction. In addition, the park has a large number of well-marked trails and routes of various difficulties, which will please both the most intrepid hiker and families who want to enjoy a relaxing day, walking through different landscapes and panoramic views.
La Gomera is a special place that does not leave any visitor indifferent. Whether for its flora and fauna, its culture, its beaches, its night skies and its people, you will surely find an unforgettable experience on your trip. If you want to know more about La Gomera, its geography and cultural traditions, do not hesitate to visit the official website: https://www.holaislascanarias.com/la-gomera/ and http://lagomera.travel/
Pura Vida is located in Valle Gran Rey. A village located in a large ravine that starts in Arure, former capital of the municipality. Due to its impressive panoramic view, Valle Gran Rey has become the main tourist enclave of the island of La Gomera. The beauty of its landscapes, its wild black sand beaches and its charming neighbourhoods of traditional houses, make the town a unique place to get lost in its magical sunsets.
Our boat is in the port of Vueltas, a traditional fishing port with a special charm. In this port we can find innumerable wooden scows painted in different colours and curious marine inhabitants in its transparent waters. You can also find fresh local fish at the restaurants with sea views that you can find in the area.