La Gomera is the second smallest island of the Canaries Archipelago, situated in the south of Europe and close to the African coast. The island is of volcanic origin and has an area of 370 Km². It is an island full of contrasts because of her spectacular nature furrowed with large ravines. Due to these, the roads mainly consist of uncountable turnings but because of those so called barrancos we have these impressive landscapes with trails which lead you over the entire island, just perfect for hiking. The Garajonay National Park, which belongs to the UNESCO world heritage, is home to a rich Flora and Microfauna of immense welth. Here you find the best preserved laurel forest in Europe. The Trade winds give life to the park, they moisten it with the so called horizontal rain, which is characteristic for the micro climate of the territory. These make the forest the best "natural air conditioner", where you can get in only 30 minutes from the coast to the mountain and enjoy the pleasant freshness.
La Gomera is an island with small natural beaches, which are spared of crowds of people, consisting of black sand or stones, with clear water and an impressive blue sky. Here you can still find virgin coves, where one can enjoy the great landscapes and the scent of the Atlantic Ocean with a silence which is hard to find anywhere else.
The gomeran gastronomy is well known its almogrote, a slightly spicy cheese cream, and the honey from the palm trees, which is made of the sap of the canary palm tree and is used to refine many desserts. Also typical are gofio, a special grain flour, and the cress soup.
Our apartments are located in the municipality of Valle Gran Rey, in the southwest of the island, about 100 meters away from the regions most beautiful beach, with a view over huge rocks and over the valley of palm trees.
Valle Gran Rey is a village perfect to enjoy the islands best beaches, its beautiful landscape and the wonderful sunsets. It is just a place for all those who love pure nature. Of all the possiblities which Valle Gran Rey offers, I would like to emphasize the hiking. From here it is easy to access many varied hiking trails, where one is accompanied by spectacular landscapes.
With our apartments designed in a rustic style, with high quality furniture which are very comfortable, it is our aim to provide our guests with a modern rural atmosphere in close vicinity to the beach. The access to Caserío de la Playa is a beautifully flower-lined way where no cars drive. Therefore, one can enjoy the silence of the place and even more the twittering of birds.