Good news for La Gomera is that Brendan Gleeson & Cillian Murphy are starring in a new movie by Ron Howard, producer of The Da Vinci Code, Cinderella Man etc. to be shot in Playa de Santiago in November/December. It's the true story of the Whaling ship "Essex" which was sunk by a whale and provided the inspiration for Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick. The bad news is the movie company have taken up all the best accommodation including ours (despite promises by the owners!) I'm a bit annoyed about this but in a way I can't blame them because it is a great opportunity in these recessionary times.
Our season is scheduled to start 27 Nov - 4 Dec and what it means now is that we will not be offering Premium Package for this week while we are moving our Popular week over to San Sebastian where we are able to offer similar accommodation. If the winter blues are starting to set in and you're thinking of coming for this week please contact me as soon as possible as accommodation is limited.
I'm just after looking at typical flights and I see from Gatwick, Easyjet have flights for November at £139 return or (£110 if you're flexible and want a couple of extra days in Tenerife/ Gomera): From Manchester Easyjet are available at £139 return and Ryanair's Dublin flight is priced at €163 return. Meanwhile there are loads of other options to get to Tenerife South (TFS) from UK and Ireland including Jet2.com, Aer Lingus, Monarch, Thomas Cooke and Thompson.
Our packages run from Wednesday to Wednesday but if your chosen flights don't operate on Wednesday you can come on other days and we'll help you with additional accommodation in Tenerife so that you can join up with our group for the ferry crossing. Additional days in luxury self-catering accommodation in Tenerife are available from €55 per night for a studio (sleeps 2).
The new year will see the movie stars gone and our schedule back to normal. Our Popular Package which is now priced at only €559 pps be based in Playa de Santiago in the South of the Island where we have found excellent apartments right on the sea-front with a balcony where you can sit in the evening sun, put your feet up and enjoy a glass of wine after a day's walking in the mountains. These are totally self-catering but close by you will find shops and a variety of lovely little restaurants where you can eat and drink at very reasonable prices. Availability can be limited so we urge you to book early for this option.
Our Premium Package continues to be based in the 4 star luxury Hotel Tecina Jardin set in beautiful tropical gardens and overlooking the picturesque village of Playa Santiago. Price remains unchanged at €899 for half-board including complimentary upgrade to "Comfort Room" and if you feel like really spoiling yourself you can further upgrade to a "Superior Room" for as little as €10 per person per night. Full details of both packages are on our website.
Some very good news for solo travelers... with our premium package we can now offer availability for January & March with no single occupancy premium saving you €100. Regrettably this offer applies to the Premium Package only as so far we have been unable to negotiate a reduction for single occupancy in our Popular self-catering apartments.
Looking forward to our new season and hope we can introduce you to the pleasures of winter walking in la Gomera.
Meanwhile, enjoy the remains of our summer!