Valle Gran Rey (La Gomera)

#8 in Best Things To Do in Canary Islands
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Key Info

Valle Gran Rey

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Beaches, Hiking, Parks and Gardens, Free Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
4.2scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Valle Gran Rey (Great King Valley) is a valley located on La Gomera's southwest coast. Exploring on foot is one of the main things to do here, and there are scenic paths that crisscross the valley's small villages and banana plantations. As travelers journey eastward toward the coast, they'll find the port beach, which features calm, safe waters for swimming. More experienced swimmers can head to La Playa's pebble beach, just north of the port beach. La Playa also contains beachfront hotels, a small promenade and a handful of terrace cafes.

One TripAdvisor user said Valle Gran Rey feels like it's almost untouched by tourism, recommending visitors "hang out at the plaza at night with the hippies, enjoy the music and fire shows, and just chill and enjoy the simple pleasures in life."

For more information, visit the tourism website.

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Las Palmas is a popular place to base a Canary Islands vacation. Not only is it the Canaries' largest city, it's also got a number of world-class attractions. Its beach — the 2½-mile Playa de las Canteras — is an attractive urban shoreline. Guarded by a barrier reef, the waters are gentle and suitable for travelers of all ages. And the promenade that backs the beach is a spectacular place for a sunset stroll.

When it comes to shopping, you'll want to wander down Calle Triana as well as the streets right around it. Along with well-known fashion brands like Zara and H&M, there are Spanish chains and local boutiques. Meanwhile, recent visitors say that come evening, the atmosphere is like no other, as the street comes to life with people. You'll find this street about 3 miles south of Playa de las Canteras.

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