Investor Profile:Retirement, Worker, Holiday, Business


Climate:Hours of Sunshine Per Day in SummerDays of Rain Per YearAverage Spring Air Temp.Average Summer Air Temp.Average Autumn Air Temp.Average Winter Air Temp.Average

Water Temp.

Proximity to:AirportBeachNearest City
100 miles (La Palma)0 miles100 miles (Santa Cruz de Palma)
Educational facilities:No. of UniversitiesNo. of International SchoolsNo. of Private Schools
Health services:No. of Public HospitalsNo. of Private HospitalsNo. of Private Clinics
Shopping:No. of Shopping CentresNo. of Markets
Restaurants and bars:Local, Indian and Chinese food widely available. Most restaurants and bars concentrated around Valle Gran Rey resort.
Sports and leisure facilities:Water-based sports- windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving and fishing. Tecina 18-hole golf course. Mountain-hiking clubs. Cycling. The north of the island has old churches, mansions, exhibitions of traditional art and handiwork and island museum. De Garajonay national park. Nightlife mostly based within hotel complexes.
Transport:Public TransportRoads
Limited bus service between main towns.Main road across island via National Park. Secondary roads around mountains.
Crime rate:Low
Main types of employmentAgriculture, tourism.
Future plans:New marina at Valle Gran Rey. New golf course at Playa de Santiago.
Yield range5.4% - 6.3%
Type of propertyEntry PriceRent-

School Holiday Peak




Off Peak

Average Annual Yield
2 bed apartment1800004973982396.3%
3 bed apartment2250005964772866.0%
3 bed townhouse3375007956363825.4%
Demand for lettingSchool Holiday PeakPeakOff peak
Finance and leisure scores:Total (out of 10)Financial (out of 5)Leisure (out of 5)
Flights scheduled from:Gatwick, Manchester
Typical cost of flights:School Holiday PeakPeakOff Peak
Operators:Iberia, BA
Description:La Gomera has one of the smallest populations among the Canary Islands thus is largely undeveloped and unspoilt. The island is very mountainous, forming lakes and waterfalls and valleys rich in water. There is also a variety of flora on the island e.g. fig trees, orange trees, cacti and over 100.000 palm trees.

The capital San Sebastian de Gomera is the island’s main port and is an historic town famous for being the starting base of Christopher Columbus in 1492. Directly opposite the capital lies the developing resort of Valle Gran Rey, which is proving to be more and more popular each year.  The resort has many coffee shops along the sea front which is perfect to relax and look over at the ocean and with a trained eye you can see Tenerife!  Look out for Hermigua where you buy all the crafts produced by this Island and send back as gifts to your friends and family.

There are few flights to this Island, only accessible from two UK airports, but this can be a good thing if you want a quieter life in Spain.  You can get to La Gomera by taking a flight to Tenerife and then a ferry across if you wish and can work out a lot cheaper!

There is a high demand for property as future construction is limited. Prices are expected to rise over the next few years due to the lack of supply.  If you are looking for a quiet holiday home that you can rent out during the off-peak seasons then La Gomera could be the place.  It has high demand all the year through and generally your tenants will be of an older age so the risk of damage is minimal.

Hot Website:
Estate Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
 DLR Properties Overseas5 Manor Parade, Brightlingsea, Colchester, Essex CO7 0UDTel: 01206 303049

Fax: 01206 306090

Not disclosed
 Yes Property InternationalLegend House, 10 Market Place, Faversham, Kent ME13 7AGTel: 0870 300 4260Not disclosed
 HaartP.O. Box 5995


Essex CO3 3WR

0845 600 7778


 Canarias EstatesA./Tirajana 37, Ed. Mercurio 2, 7C, 35100 Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, SpainPhone 0034 928 761 159 Fax 0034 928 776 992


Letting Agents: NameAddress TelWeb
 Realizaciones Inmobiliarias Canarias, S.A.Av. Jablillo, s/n Teguise0034 928590296Not disclosed