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La Gomera

Begin your visit to La Gomera with car hire using Online-Car-Hire.

We offer online bookings providing discounted car rental at La Gomera airport.

All of our car hire suppliers employ specialist staff at the end of the telephone for any extra queries that may come up before or after completing your car hire booking.

For your information the airport at La Gomera is approximately 34 km from the centre of Alajero.

Lovely La Gomera is the Canary Islandís second smallest island. It is situated off the coast of Africa surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.

La Gomera is situated in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife affectionately called the Magic Island offers a certain charm which (according to the local Tourist Board)never fails in its seduction of its visiting holidaymakers.

Home of the Silbo whistle, a cheese paste tapa and a stunning volcanic landscape, La Gomera offers a plentiful supply of artistic, cultural and historical treats to boot. La Gomeraís specific claim to fame is that during the year of 1492, Christopher Columbus stayed here on the way to discovering the Americas. He was said to have stopped over in the port of San Sebastian where while loading up with provisions was with his crew blessed at the local Church of Assumption. The house where he stayed for over a month is considered something of a local tourist attraction.

San Sebastian, the islandís capital offers an enjoyable day trip interlude to hiking in the National Park and bathing in the Atlantic. There are two main spots to be aware of to aid navigation, that of the House of Peraza and of the Church of Assumption.

Top cultural and historical attractions here include the Museum Casa de Colon, the Pozo de la Aguada and the Torre del Conde. Popular nearby natural attractions include the Ravine of El Cabrito, Los Roques, the Garajonay National Park, the Special Preservation of Puntallana and the Natural Oark of Majona.

The island is famed for its natural sculptural qualities found at one of the most central of Garajonayís peaks. Resembling peeled fruit divided by deep gouges which are coated with laurel rainforest, this is a sight to behold. The tops of the woodland here stretch so high (reaching 1500 metres) at this UNESCO World Heritage site that they are never usually seen without a generous puff of dense mist. A popular spot for energetic hikers, the slopes of the Garajonay offer brilliant views of all that lies below and excellent climbing conditions. Just pick a path and away you go!

Within close proximity to the airport in the south of La Gomera, the charming little village of Alajero can be found. When in town, the Church of the Saviour of the Road (El Salvador del Mundo) is a must see as are a number of attractions. When marvelling at the exquisite seventeenth century carvings of the Church of El Salvador del Mundo bear in mind the Hermitage of San Lorenzo which often proves equally enjoyable to the more artistic of holidaymakers.

The landscape around the town is stunning packed with farming land (agriculture being the main occupation of islanders), woodlands, meadows and some wonderful beaches including Playa Erese and Santiago.

When in La Gomera, why not consider a ferry ride across to any of the other islands of the Canaries. Tenerife is a mere forty minute ferry ride from La Gomera sailing to and from the port of Los Cristianos. Alternatively, there is an hour long slow car ferry to La Gomera (as well as to other islands) via the company Naviera Armas.

Situated just off the coast of North Africa, it is one of seven volcanic Canary Islands. Out of all of them, Tenerife enjoys a bigger chunk of the tourism pie.

Volcanic in origin, Tenerife was created as a result of several eruptions. These eruptions happened about three and a half million years ago and there has been no such activity since, although there was a recent earthquake measuring a Richter scale of 4 in the year 2002.

The island is split into two very distinctive geographical zones. In the south, the island is considerably dry while up on the islandís northern territories, it is very green and fertile with high humidity.

For something a little different, how about climbing Tenerifeís volcanic Mount Teide? Donít panic, the volcano is extinct and you can reach its summit with the help of a cable car. Teide offers the best way to enjoy the island and beyond for the panoramic views of La Gomera, El Hierro and Gran Canaria are stunning.

The city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has across the years served as a principle port in the Atlantic a role that it continues to satisfy today. The capital city as well as the largest city on the island, things are more cosmopolitan here. This is a city especially exciting throughout the month of February when it plays host to the huge world famous Tenerife Carnival.

La Gomera Airport

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La Gomera Airport is situated 34 kilometres from the town of Alajero in the islandís southern territories.

If driving you can access the airport via a junction with the TF-713 road. This road connects the San Sebastian-Playa de Santiago with Alajero.

To travel to and from the airport, there is the San Sebastian to the airport route stopping at Santa Ana, Playa Santiago, Tecina, Las Toscas, Vegaipala, Jerdune, Degollada de Peraza to San Sebastian.

Another bus service is that of the Valle Gran Rey to the airport route. This service stops at Chipude, El Cercado, Las Hayas and Alajero.

Taxis are available from outside of the terminal also.

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