Hermigua is a lovely village, and this is a lovely apartment to stay in.
The house is an old farmhouse, carefully restored and every need has been thought about. The bed is very comfortable, the kitchen has all the implements that we could need, the TV has many channels, the WiFi is very good, the bathroom great. Perfect!
We most loved sitting on the balcony, at sunset, drinking gin and tonic, watching the light changing until the street lights came on and the stars came out - magical. The terrace is sheltered, surrounded by flowers, great particularly for our morning yoga practice (much to the amusement of some of our neighbours...as well as sunbathing and reading! There are birds singing all around and we watched lesser kestrels hunting nearby.
The lower end of Hermigua is only a 10 minute walk away (including the Spar shop for bread and fruit for breakfast). But most importantly Pedro's Bar, which is another perfect place for a cool beer in the warm sun, or for a good tapas supper, great selection of vegetarian dishes, which is soo rare in Spain!
We loved the walking: over the hill to the beach at Playa Caleta (with good bar!), also around the cliffs from there looked really spectacular; we also went up the big hill (Garajonay) from Laguna Grande, not too big a walk and very interesting from an ecological perspective where some of the forest has been burned (this made all the local people realise how important the trees are for collecting water from the clouds...!); walking to Santa Catalina beach is easy and there are good bars there.
The jewel in the crown of La Gomera is undoubtedly the forests of Garajonay. It is easy to get a taxi up to El Contadero and walk back down, via the beautiful restaurant bar at El Cedro; 5-6 hours in total.
La Gomera really is a prehistoric gem - the laurel forests are unique in the world, the biodiversity fascinating, and the people cheerful and understand. The visitor centre at Juego de Bolas is well worth a visit to understand it all clearly.
Thank you for our lovely stay!
We stayed a week in quiet Hermigua in this beautiful place. The terrace was very nice with a great view on the valley. Everything was clean and comfortable, Internet was avalaible. I can highly recommend this place if you want to go hiking in the northern part of La Gomera or look for a place to relax.
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Wonderful, individual cottage. We enjoyed a lot to relax at the spacious veranda to enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding mountains.
This is the place to unwind and detach from any stress
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