When looking for some winter sun, it may not cross our minds that the ideal destination could be closer than expected.
However, one tropical island in Spain looks like the ideal spot for a mid-winter holiday, with mild weather and idyllic landscapes.
La Gomera is one of the smaller islands in the Canary Islands archipelago, situated in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of northwest Africa.
This stunning island is known for its stunning natural beauty, including deep ravines, lush valleys, and rugged cliffs, as well as its famously whitewashed cliffside village of La Calera.
The island is home to dense forests, including the Garajonay National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site known for its ancient laurel forests.
The island is dotted with charming coastal towns and villages, each offering its own distinct character and charm.
San Sebastián de La Gomera, the capital, is a picturesque town with colourful houses, historic buildings, and a bustling harbour.
For those seeking to immerse themselves in a different culture, La Gomera has a unique heritage, including its traditional whistling language known as “Silbo Gomero”.
This ancient form of communication, which uses whistles to convey messages across long distances, is still practiced by some locals today.