July has flown by with some fabulous summer weather here in Donegal where temperatures almost exceeded those of La Gomera!
Paddy & I are heading off tomorrow to Mayo to join our good friend Gerry McCloskey who runs Connemara Safaris for a few days walking & Island hopping in this beautiful part of the world.
Meanwhile our own bookings for winter 2014-15 have been brisk and well ahead of previous years so if you have particular dates in mind please get in touch as the schedule is filling up and places are limited.
From the UK there are good connections with Easyjet from Manchester (£150.98 return) & Gatwick (£95.98 return) as well as many other options from various destinations with low-cost carriers. If the flight dates/times don't exactly suit our transfers then we can help you plan at small additional cost to spend additional time in Tenerife or La Gomera to tie in with our scheduled groups.
For Dublin travelers Ryanair have changed their flight schedule for the coming year and now depart at the much later time of 14:05 which is good news for those who don't like an early start but bad news for our walkers as it arrives too late to catch the ferry to La Gomera! So if you're planning on travelling from Dublin for the coming season we recommend you fly out from Dublin on the Tuesday afternoon with Aer Lingus, stay overnight in one our luxurious Diamond Resorts apartments in Tenerife (special rate €70 for two persons sharing) and join our group the following day for onward travel to la Gomera. Returning you have the option to fly on the Wednesday evening with Ryanair or stay another night in La Gomera or Tenerife & return on Thursday with Aer Lingus. Either way we can accommodate you.
So what's new for 2014-2015??.....well we've kept to the same tried and tested basic format which has brought so much pleasure to so many people over the past 4 years. We have moved our Popular package to a new location still in Playa de Santiago about 5 minutes walk from the seafront promenade. Very nice apartments run by the friendly Liz and Elena, they are modern & pleasant each with access to a South-facing terrace and partial sea views.
Secondly in response to feedback from our Premium package clients who have expressed a desire for a little more flexibility to free up a few evenings for eating outside the Hotel Jardin Tecina in some of the lovely little village restaurants, our standard package next season includes 5 nights half-board with 2 nights B&B and we will continue to hold the price the same for a further year.
Increasingly we find ourselves making travel arrangements for holiday makers and independent walkers who want to avail of our hassle-free service and excellent value in accommodation & transfers to La Gomera. Please do contact us for a quote if you have requirements outside our scheduled weeks.
Andy & Paddy