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Enjoy a slice of serenity in the bleak mid-winter

Enjoy a slice of serenity in the bleak mid-winter

LA GOMERA is an idyllic choice for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy a relaxing, rejuvenating winter break. Luscious landscapes, endless sunshine, authentic wellness activities and soothing treatments await.

fortaleza-2014-1This beautiful island in the heart of the Atlantic is home to an array of well-being activities, along with scenic sights which allow the mind and body to feel calm and at ease.

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Escape into the enchanting Garajonay National Park and feel at one with nature. Named after two lovers and with a fairytale-like atmosphere, the park replicates a magical secret garden. Venture under a sea of clouds through the rural paths, bearded trees and 2,000 species of plant, for a chance to get lost in your own world. The park is ideal for those who want to literally take in a breath of fresh air and feel rejuvenated.

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Playa San Sebastian

As part of the Canary Islands, La Gomera has wide stretches of beach and is home to stylish and luxurious accommodation options, designed with a focus on wellness and which are sure to lift spirits. Picturesque Playa de Santiago offers guests access to tranquil retreats, each home to holistic, authentic treatments.

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Monument at Silbo

Choose from a Mistriosa Turquia massage, using antioxidant, sensual spices, to sooth and heal tension within the body; a Lomi Lomi Hawaiano which focuses on the upper body, using a mixture of essential oils and vitamin E; or a Shirochampi for a full body experience, massaging, stimulating and strengthening specific areas which hold and retain tension within the body.

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Venture towards the western part of the island and fall in love with the breathtaking landscape of Valle Gran Rey. Behind the harbour, guests will find luscious gardens and a pretty hideaway, offering daily programmes, including meditation and Yoga, along with therapy sessions and healing techniques. Mountains and bowing palm trees surround the region, offering a peaceful paradise for visitors. Experience this magical setting and indulge in meditation on the beach at sunrise, tension-easing massages in the afternoon, and moonlit dances with locals in the evening.

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Throughout the rest of this rural island, you will find many quaint spas, incredible landscapes, unique beaches and endless well-being activities such as Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates. La Gomera is known by many as the island where time stops, and its naturalistic wonders bring a sense of calm to visitors and locals alike.

Flights run regularly from the UK to Tenerife, where visitors can then enjoy a 50-minute ferry ride to La Gomera. Alternatively, guests can fly to Tenerife North from the UK and board a 30-minute connecting flight to the island.

www.lagomera.travel

About The Author

Mike Cowton

Michael Cowton, an outdoors writer, editor and photographer with a passion for nature-based travel and wildlife. He is a former editor of EcoTravel, Outdoor Pursuits, Camping, Lakeland Walker and Which Motorcaravan magazines, and national newspaper journalist.

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