Escape into the enchanting Garajonay National Park and feel at one with nature, named after two lovers, this magical park is truly enchanting. Venture under a sea of clouds through the rural paths, bearded trees and 2,000 species of plants. The park is ideal for those who want to take in a breath of fresh air and feel truly rejuvenated.
The island is home to a variety of stylish and luxurious accommodation options designed with a focus on wellness. Picturesque ‘Playa de Santiago’ offers guests access to tranquil retreats, each home to holistic, authentic treatments. Choose from a ‘Mistriosa Turquia’ massage, using antioxidant, sensual spices, to sooth and heal tension within the body, a ‘Lomi Lomi Hawaiano’ which focuses on the upper body, using a mixture of essential oils and vitamin E, or, a ‘Shirochampi’ for a full body experience, massaging, stimulating and strengthening specific areas which hold and retain tension within the body.
If a little exercise helps you feel refreshed and energised, ‘Playa de Santiago’ offers an extensive range of fitness classes, superb courts and an award-winning golf course, which is a ‘must-visit’. Venture toward the western part of the island and fall in love with the breath-taking landscape of ‘Valle Gran Rey’. Behind the harbour, guests will find luscious gardens and a pretty hideaway, offering daily programmes including; meditation and Yoga, along with therapy sessions and healing techniques. Experience this magical setting and indulge in meditation on the beach at sunrise, tension-easing massages in the afternoon and moonlit dances with friendly locals.
Throughout the rest of the rural island, you will find many quaint spas, incredible landscapes, unique beaches and endless well-being activities such as Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates. The essence of serenity runs throughout La Gomera, it is known by many as the island ‘where time stops’ and its naturalistic wonders bring a sense of calm to all visitors and locals alike.
Flights run regularly from the UK to Tenerife where visitors can then enjoy a short ferry ride to the island within 50 minutes. Alternatively, guests can fly to Tenerife North from the UK and board a 30 minute connecting flight to La Gomera.