Luxury hotel holiday Parador de La Gomera La Gomera

The Parador de La Gomera sits on a privileged cliffside position overlooking the port of San Sebastian, the North Atlantic Ocean, and the island's rugged landscape. Stay in this charming hotel for a short luxury break in the sun, or as part of a larger touring holiday around the Canary Islands and Spain. This small island offers you all the warmth and natural beauty of mainland Spain, but without the glare of the tourist eye, allowing you to enjoy the authentic qualities of Canarian life at your leisure.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Tenerife South
  • Ferry crossing from Tenerife to La Gomera
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de La Gomera, La Gomera

Parador de La Gomera is a 4-star hotel in a stunning clifftop location. Exquisite local cuisine and comfortable, luxurious accommodation make it a sublime base from which to explore the dynamic scenery and beautiful beaches of the local area.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel overlooks the port of San Sebastian

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Tenerife South

Distance from airport The hotel can be reached by a connecting flight from Tenerife to El Hierro or by ferry

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Bar, Guest Parking, Garden, Seasonal Swimming Pool, Sauna and Terrace.

Out and about nearby

In San Sebastian itself you may wish to embark on a self-guided tour, stopping off at the Conde Tower, the Church of Asuncion, the Aguada Well, and Columbus House. For the natural beauty of this idyllic island, head to the Garajonay National Park to see gorges, black sandy beaches, the spooky Bosque del Cedro, cliffs, and Garajonay Peak itself. The awe-inspiring Valle Gran Rey is also worth a visit, if you have access to a hire car.

Sports nearby

Hiking in the National Park, Walking, Cycling, Whale-watching, Golf, Sailing, Diving, and Boat Tours.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights

From about

£840

Holiday Code EXH1728

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de La Gomera, La Gomera

The Parador de La Gomera is a four star establishment in an unbeatable cliffside location on the unique La Gomera in the Canary Islands. With panoramic views across the sea, and only a short distance separating the hotel from the sea and San Sebastian Port, the Parador de La Gomera makes an excellent stop for a short beach holiday; or use this time to explore the rugged charm of the island's landscape and the picturesque beauty of the small villages and towns. The main hotel building has been designed in a typically Canarian style; a well-preserved relic from the age of Columbus but with all the modern amenities expected of a four-star hotel. The Parador offers spectacular views across to Tenerife and Mount Teide from its portside position in San Sebastian de La Gomera. An enchanting gem amidst tropical gardens and forest, the Parador de La Gomera offers terraces punctuated by cacti, light and cosy public rooms, and spacious bedrooms that look out across the sea. Throughout, a focus on dark wood adds an extra Canarian feel, as well compounding the feel of rustic luxury. White-washed walls, with glimpses of the dark stone beneath, border the terraces and give the hotel a unique appearance. Maritime memorabilia and a nautical colour scheme hark back to Columbus's stay in San Sebastian on his way to the Americas. Some rooms in this old manor house have balconies, on which you can enjoy afternoon snacks and drinks. The bar also follows the traditional Canarian style of the rest of the hotel, with tiled walls behind the bar, blue stools, and a high beamed ceiling. The restaurant serves refined cuisine, built around the rich flavours that characterise this corner of the world, particularly fish, meat, and authentic watercress soup. A seasonal swimming pool is situated on a cliff-side terrace, with phenomenal views across the water which can be enjoyed from the loungers under the parasols. The diverse landscape of La Gomera and the comfortable luxury of this rustic Canarian hotel are best enjoyed as part of a larger luxury tour of the Canaries.

Room descriptions

Parador de La Gomera has 60 rooms with air-conditioning, heating, television, safe, minibar, private bathroom, and telephone.

Twin Room
Double Room
Double Superior Room
Junior Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights

From about

£840

Holiday Code EXH1728

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de La Gomera, La Gomera

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Parador de la Gomera, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Tenerife South. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. La Gomera is reached by ferry from Los Christianos in Tenerife which is a 15-minute taxi ride from the airport. The ferry crossing takes about 1 hour. The hotel is a 10 minute drive away on arrival. We recommend that we book a private car transfer for you. If you are combining hotels and islands, you may want us to book a hire-car for you.

Additional information

Children: Children are welcome and those under 2 years stay for free. For children under 13 years there are special rates when sharing a room with 2 parents.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights

From about

£840

Holiday Code EXH1728

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de La Gomera, La Gomera

About Canary Islands

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Canary Islands includes a selection of four and five star beach resorts which cater for families and couples alike. The Canary Islands can be found sitting off the western coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. Warmed by year-round sunshine, the Canaries feature otherworldly landscapes of volcanic craters, lava deserts and cute coves with black-sand beaches. Meanwhile, steep hillsides and terraced farmland gives way to peaceful fishing villages and characterful old towns. In the west of the archipelago are the mountainous islands of Tenerife, La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera. Expect black-sand beaches and buzzing resorts along Tenerife's coastline whilst the interior is dominated by the dormant Mount Teide volcano. Meanwhile the three smaller islands remain relatively unspoiled, with landscapes including terraced hillsides, craggy cliffs and subtropical rainforests. The eastern isles consist of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, each with a unique atmosphere and plenty of attractions. Gran Canaria is home to sprawling resorts as well as stunning scenery with forests, mountains and sand dunes; Fuerteventura is an arid and sparsely populated island with a desert-like landscape and long stretches of white sand beaches; while Lanzarote is a rugged island where lava flows have solidified to create a lunar landscape which contrasts with sandy beaches and green valleys. Due to their location in the Atlantic Ocean just 60 miles away from the coast of Morocco, the Canary Islands' cultures fuse African, Latin American and European influences, creating a unique identity which is quite different to that of the Iberian Peninsula. Contrary to popular belief, there is no want for authenticity here....

Highlights of the Canary Islands

There is great variation between the different islands which make up the Canaries, with each destination offering much for visitors to enjoy during their luxury holiday. Tenerife: Teide National Park, an area surrounding the volcano with stunning natural landscapes. Traditional towns such as La Orotava and La Laguna. The Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Fuerteventura: Untouched white- and black-sand beaches which surround the island. Betancuria, the island's former capital which is now a picturesque town. Primitive stone dwellings in the village of Poblado de la Atalayita. Lanzarote: The Fire Mountains, a number of volcanoes which form part of Timanfaya National Park. The modern yet charming city of Arrecife. Teguise, an old-fashioned town which hosts a weekly market with folk dancing. Volcanic caves at Jameos del Agua. Gran Canaria: Picturesque towns and fishing villages such as Puerto do Mogán and Agaete. Undulating sand dunes at Maspalomas, a protected nature reserve. Botanical gardens in Tarifa. Cave complexes in the valley of Barranco de Guayadeque. Views of the volcanic crater at the Caledra de la Bandama. The old quarter of the island's capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. La Palma: Santa Cruz de la Palma, the island's colourful capital where you will find cobbled streets, buildings with pretty wooden balconies and a full-sized replica of Columbus' ship. Caldera de Taburiente National Park, set in a volcanic crater at the island's centre. Picturesque villages including El Paso which is still known for its silk production. El Hierro: The extensive network of walking trails which traverse the volcanic interior of the island, designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Natural seawater pools along the coastline, as well as excellent scuba diving opportunities. La Gomera: San Sebastián, the island's main town where Christopher Columbus stayed before sailing to the New Wold. Stunning natural scenery including terraced hillsides, subtropical rainforest, dramatic gorges, steep cliffs, picturesque coves and black-sand beaches. Garonjay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Gastronomy of the Canary Islands

Due to the geographical location, gastronomy in the Canary Islands incorporates elements of Spanish, African and Latin American cuisine. A staple of Canarian cuisine is fish, which may be grilled, baked, salted or dried in the sun, along with shellfish which is also abundant. Bananas and tropical fruits are all grown across the islands, whilst rum, Malvasía wine and goat's cheeses are also produced. Key ingredients include ‘Gofio’ (cornmeal which is used in bread and stews), ‘Mojo’ (a sauce which contains either coriander or chili peppers and is frequently served with fish and meat) and ‘Papas arrugadas’ (a kind of jacket potato which is cooked in salt water). Typical dishes include ‘Sancocho’ (boiled fish served with potatoes), ‘Puchero canario’ (a hearty stew made with meat and vegetables) and ‘Bienmesabe’ (an almond cream dessert).

Festivals on the Canary Islands

January to February: Canary Islands Music Festival. February: Carnival celebrations. March: Holiy week celebrations. 29 April: Festival of the Aborigines, April to May: Cheese Festivals, 30 May: Day of the Canary Islands, May/June: Corpus Christi celebrations, 14 to 15 June: Festival of Saint John, marking the beginning of summer. July: Festival of the patron saint of fisherman. July: Canary Islands Jazz festival. 14 to 15 August: Festival of Virgen del Candelaria.

Climate of the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands' year-round sunshine, clear skies and spring-like temperatures make them a suitable holiday destination for all seasons. Winters are mild with average temperatures of around 17 degrees, whilst summers are warm with temperatures of around 24 degrees. Most of the islands are cooler and wetter in the northeast thanks to the trade winds which prevent the temperatures from getting too hot in the summer.

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