La Gomera is the second smallest of the Canary Islands, it is of volcanic origin and measures about 22 kilometres (14 miles) in diameter. The island is very mountainous, with its highest peak at 1,487 metres (4,879 ft), Alto de Garajonay.
“The Garajonay National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. These high, volcanic islands are the first to receive the rains arriving from the west, and have thus retained the remnants of a rich and luxuriant forest — the laurisilva or Laurel forest — on their windward peaks. The forest hosts a great diversity of plant species, which are often surrounded by a sea of fog that gives the forest a magical aspect.” (
The climate is mild and with few oscillations, maintaining an average ideal temperature of 22 ºC all year round.
Gastronomy wise, the island has peculiarities worth tasting; almogrote (sauce made with cheese, herbs and usually olive oil), mojos (sauce made with different herbs, garlic and oil), sweets, gofio (toasted flour from different cereals) or palm honey.
Valle Gran Rey, where the apartments are located, lays in the western side of the island, with its main attraction being its beaches, the best in the island, with fine black sand and pure blue waters.