La Gomera is one of the best family destinations. It has activities for all tastes and ages. In this article we tell you the 7 best things to do in La Gomera with children.
The youngest members of the family look forward to the summer holidays all year round. Now that the holiday period is here, it is up to us to find activities to do so they don't get bored.
- Eco Finca Tecina .This organic farm located in our Hotel Jardín Tecina is based on the principles of permaculture, which reproduces the ecosystems as we would find them in nature.
A space of about 9,500 m2 in which human beings live together in a sustainable and respectful way with plants and animals.
We organise guided walks where your children will learn values such as sustainability, the use of resources or respect for animals. You will love to meet our chickens, sheep and lambs, the cow Margarita and her daughter Ferdinanda and Hugo, our donkey. All of them rescued in order to give them a better life, in a habitat where they are the protagonists.
If you still want to try the organic products of our crops, you can try them in the 100% organic menu of our Laurel Club.
- Water activities in Playa de Santiago
The tourist area of Playa de Santiago, where our hotel is located, is known for its gastronomy and the excellent quality of the fresh fish in its restaurants. Its crystal clear water beaches makes it one of the favourite beaches on the island. In fact, its clear waters allows to appreciate the beauty of the seabed in all its splendour. This makes Playa de Santiago one of the best places for lovers of water activities such as kayaking, snorkelling, diving or scuba diving.
- Hiking in the Garajonay National Park
The forests of Garajonay are a must on your trip to La Gomera. Whether you go with children or not. Even if you travel as a family you cannot miss the opportunity to see your children fantasise about the magical worlds and legends that characterise this National Park. La Gomera has 600 km of trails, in the Garajonay Park there are 18 of them, 16 of which are of low difficulty and therefore perfect for your family holidays. The best routes of Garajonay with children are:
- Circular Laguna Grande I (Route 3)
- Lourdes Hermitage (Route 2)
- Las Creces (Route 5)
- Excursion to the natural monument of Los Órganos
Los Órganos is a Natural Monument formed by volcanic lava. It is one of the main points of interest of La Gomera and is impressive due to the shape of the lava tubes that come out of the ocean and reach 80 meters.
- Dolphin and whale watching
La Gomera recently entered the World Biological Corridor and is part of the Whale Heritage Site, which recognises it as one of the best areas for whale watching. Without a doubt, a must for your family trip to La Gomera are the dolphin and whale watching excursions. There is no more genuine experience than watching wild animals in their natural habitat, a unique souvenir of your trip to La Gomera.
- Best beaches to go with children in La Gomera
If you are travelling with small children, you will probably look for beaches with little current and waves. The best areas to take a dip with the kids are: Playa de Santiago, the Vallehermoso pools, Playa del Inglés beach, San Sebastián de La Gomera beach, La Caleta beach and Las Vueltas beach.
- Horseback riding to see the Drago of Alajeró
Another unique family experience that your children will surely love is to ride through the ravines of the south of La Gomera on horseback. On the way we stop at the oldest Drago tree on the island. A very special way to enjoy the landscapes of La Gomera.