Parador de La Gomera
Why We Love This Hotel
- The stylish antique décor and historic cliff-top building
- An outdoor pool with ocean views
- Within easy reach of Garajonay National Park – a nature-lover’s paradise.
- Gourmet destination restaurant and bar
Part of the Canary Islands, La Gomera is best known for being the last European stop on Christopher Columbus’ voyage of discovery to the Americas. And this historic parador, perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean, pays homage to the era of discoveries by retaining a traditional décor, with whitewashed walls and high ceilings made with dark wood beams.
Gomera isn’t all Columbus-themed though -- there’s plenty of ancient history (the island’s archaeological museum is a 6-minute walk from the parador) to discover and natural beauty to explore. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Garajonay National Park lies within an hour’s drive of the parador.
Back at base, there’s an elegant regional restaurant, serving gourmet dishes like duck leg confit with fig sauce (special menus are available for children, as well as for those with coeliac disorder). Breakfast is also served here, from 7.30-10.30am. There’s a cool, tiled bar and a garden with all sorts of tropical plants, from cacti to tall palm trees and blushes of bougainvillea. Ample communal spaces are decked out with stylish antique furnishings, and for a swim with an ocean view, head to the pool – it’s a truly picturesque experience.
The upscale rooms are spacious and warm, with elegant vintage décor, wood floors and ceiling fans. Some have balconies with sea views and separate living areas.