The summer kick off with high temperatures that put everyone in the mood to spend time outside. Gomera Walking also started good with the new season, two weeks is booked out already. The good news is that there is still some availability for the remaining 10 weeks of 2018/2019. We advise booking early to be sure of getting your preferred dates and accommodation.
To remind all our new members that all our holidays runs from Wednesday to Wednesday and ideally you will want to find flights which get you to Tenerife
So what happens if you can't find a suitable flight on a Wednesday.....don't worry you have other options. Many of our clients who have the flexibility, elect to fly in a day or two earlier to Tenerife and join our group on Wednesday for onward transfer to La Gomera. We can provide very good and reasonably priced (normally from €70 per night) self-catering 1 x bedroom apartment which comfortably sleeps 2 or 4 with Diamond Resorts close to the airport and pick you up there to join the rest of the group on the Wednesday.nerife South Airport (TFS) before 12:30 PM on the Wednesday of your choice in order to avail of our standerd transfers w
hich are all included in the package costs.
Regarding flights there are many options nowadays with low cost operators like Ryanair, Easyjet, Fly Thomas Cook, Aer Lingus and Thompson have flights from Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Knock, Belfast, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Luton and Stansted into Tenerife South Airport on a regular basis. A good way to view your options is usingSkyscanner where you can put in your airport choices and preferred dates and then let Skyscanner do the hard work of comparing all the available options with prices and flight times. There is even an option to show the whole month so you can see how prices vary by date. If you have flexibility to come in a few days earlier you can get these even lower.
Check out our Premium Package, based in the luxury 4-star Hotel Jardin Tecina for €1169 per person sharing, including fast ferry, transfers and 5 days superb guided walking with transport to and from the beginning/end of each walk. Our standard accommodation is B&B which allows you to go out for dinner to any of the lovely little local restaurants which are all reasonably good and relatively inexpensive (~ €25 - €30 including wine). However if you feel like a night in the hotel then you can purchase dinner in the buffet restaurant for around €22.50 or indeed if you want to upgrade to half-board and eat in the hotel every night you can do so for an additional payment of 98€ (just select this option our booking form). With this package we have a Group discount of 10% given to groups more then 11 persons. Every member in the group can safe up to 117€.
For our Popular Package at €869, we continue to use the delightful self-catering apartments in Bellavista where you will be looked after by Elena and Liz who did su
ch a great job for us in the past few years.
Complimentary Welcome Dinner: The last few seasons we invite all our clients for a complimentary dinner and drinks in a local restaurant La Cuevita at arrival night what was a perfect and pleasant why to get to know each other and allow us to answer any questions you may have on the program for the week ahead. We plan to continue with this also for 2018-2019 season.The Santa Ana which are wooden self-catering apartments with spectacular sea views over Playa Santiago are also an other option. The swimming pool is an extra plus that you can enjoy after a long day walk. These apartments are available at an extra cost of 70€ per person per week sharing. (details on our website)
Virgen del Carmen - the celebration of the fishermen´s saint are taking place in Playa Santiago this weekend. The Día de la Virgen del Carmen traditions involve parading through the town, making its way to the sea front. A flower-strewn effigy of the Virgin is carried through the streets by a group of the local fishermen. When they reach the sea, they are met by a flotilla of illuminated and decorated boats, all soun
boat, around the local harbour as the fireworks and bands accompany her journey. The Virgin, according to the legend, is responsible for keeping the waters around the shore clean and safe; many devotees used to refuse to swim until after July 16th!ding their horns. After prayers are made for all those at sea, the statue is then customarily taken on a
Hope everyone has a great summer and that your plans for next autumn/winter will include a trip to La Gomera. Please don't hesitate to contact us if we can help with any information.
Jesús & René