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Propiedad: Empresas adheridas a la Carta Europea de Turismo Sostenible en La Gomera Año 2012 Impreso en papel ecológico Diseña y Maqueta: Naranja Innova S.L.L.


European Charter for Sustainable Tourism The Garajonay National Park is a signatory of the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas. It has committed itself to a form of tourism that contributes more to the protection and development of natural and cultural heritage. It also ensures that the visitor is treated with respect and that local tourism professionals are socially and economically fulfilled.

The Charter approach ensures that organizations, local people and 24 local tourism businesses work together to protect the area, while at the same time increasing opportunities for visitors to discover and enjoy its special qualities. The Charter was drawn up under the leadership of the EUROPARC Federation.

It promotes implementation of the concept of

the

needs

of

present

generations,

without

compromising the capacity of future generations to meet their needs".

This form of development involves the preservation of

Garajonay National Park

sustainable development, i.e. "development that meets

resources for future generations, viable economic development and equitable social development.

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Local businesses are vital partners of the protected area authority in the development of the area’s sustainable tourism strategy. In the Charter Network, 24 local tourism businesses have so far distinguished themselves by working towards environmental management within their businesses and developing activities which promote and respect our island. The following businesses have been successfully certified as European Charter Partner Businesses by the Garajonay National Park.

Signing the charter on sustainable tourism has given these businesses the right to use the European Charter logo.

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Hotel Gran Rey

3 Stars Hotel Environment first? Absolutely!

Basic information about the business Hotel Gran Rey has three floors and 99 rooms (55 with sea views, 44 overlooking the valley), including 8 superior rooms. Amenities include two restaurants, two swimming

Address: Valle Gran Rey. La Gomera. Spain. Tel: 0034 922 805 859

pools, a sunbathing terrace, other terraces, a TV lounge, a Fax: 0034 922 805 944

conference room, a tennis court and a car park. Environmental and quality certifications: Biosphere Hotels, Ă–ko-Proof-Betrieb, UNE EN ISO 14001:2004, EMAS, Excelencia

Ambiental

&

Sostenible,

UNE

EN

Email: info@hotelgranrey.es Website: www.hotelgranrey.es

ISO

9001:2008.

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Hotel Finca El Cabrito 2 Stars Hotel Here there are no roads, no noise, only the chirping of birds, the whispering of the wind and the murmur of the Atlantic waves. El Cabrito is situated directly by the sea and can only be reached by boat.

Basic information about the business The rooms are fitted out simply and tastefully with handmade solid wooden furniture and modern facilities and offer plenty of space for 70 guests.

Address: San Sebastiรกn de La Gomera. La Gomera. Spain. Tel: 0034 922 141 614 Fax: 0034 922 872 222

The hotel offers full board accommodation, reception services, child services, a children's playground, a library, gardens, a terrace, a conference room, and free internet in public areas.

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Email: info@elcabrito.es Website: www.elcabrito.es


Hotel Rural Tamahuche The rural hotel Tamahuche is located in a wonderful enclave on the north of La Gomera.

Basic information about the business

Address: Vallehermoso. La

Rustic rooms, decorated in traditional style, feature

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wooden floors and offer direct access to the garden

Tel: 0034 922 801 176

terraces. They have a TV, safe and private bathroom. You

Fax: 0034 922 801 598

can hire a minibar, and some rooms have a balcony. The

Email:

hotel has library and free internet access for guests.

info@hoteltamahuche.com Website: www.hoteltamahuche.com

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Hotel Torre del Conde 3 Stars Hotel. Located in an ideal place to enjoy the atmosphere of the town and a good starting point for excursions and walks.

Basic information about the business The hotel, modern in style, has views of the Torre del Conde Park. Facilities include a restaurant, free internet access, a business center (with computer, fax and scanner) a solarium with free sunbeds, a sauna, a Jacuzzi, a conference room and a library. The rooms have many useful features, such as a minibar, safety deposit box, air conditioning, satellite television, piped music, and telephone, and are furnished to

Gomera. La Gomera Spain. Tel: 0034 922 870 000 Fax: 0034 922 871 314 Email: recepcion@hoteltorredelconde.com

a high standard. 3 specially adapted Rooms for disabled

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guests.

www.hoteltorredelconde.com

Environmental and quality certifications: ISO 14001, ISO 9001

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Address: San Sebastiรกn de La


Apartamentos Los Telares Relax in the heart of the lush Hermigua ravine.

Basic information about the business Studios and apartments for couples or families. This aparthotel is orientated towards the valley’s banana fields, with beautiful views of the mountains and the green ravine. You can enjoy your stay in the lounge with its fireplace, sunbathe or relax on the terrace, read a book from the library, have a delicious dinner in the restaurant or cool off in our swimming-pool after a day touring the island.

Address: Hermigua. La Gomera. Spain. Tel: 0034 629 594 078 Fax: 0034 922 880 302 Email: gerencia@apartamentosgomera.com

These Canarian-style apartments allow you to enjoy a natural break, making the most of the great outdoors.

Website: www.apartamentosgomera.com

The studios and apartments can accommodate from 2 to 4 guests.

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Casa Rural El Laurel and Casa Rural La Era In the green heart of La Gomera Island, surrounded by lush rainforest and traditional fields.

Basic information about the business El Laurel and La Era are within the hamlet of El Cedro, a privileged corner barely touched by mankind. These cottages were renovated with stone, tile and wood. The little cottages are ideal to quietly enjoy the trekking routes and wonders of the laurel rainforest and the National Park which is dedicated to its conservation.

Address: Hermigua. La Gomera. Spain. Tel: 0034 629 594 078 Fax: 0034 922 880 302 Email: gerencia@apartamentosgomera.com

Website: www.apartamentosgomera.com

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Casa Los Delfines In a hamlet on the north coast of La Gomera, Los Delfines is situated on top of a small cliff which makes it a privileged viewpoint, looking towards Tenerife and the rugged Hermigua coastline.

Basic information about the business This house of stone and timber, renovated in the purest

Address:

Agulo. La

Gomera.

traditional Canarian style, has been turned into two homely

Spain.

split-level apartments with ocean views. From the top

Tel: 0034 629 594 078

terrace you can enjoy an exotic panorama of the

Fax: 0034 922 880 302

mountains, the ocean and the cliffs of the island’s north

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coast.

gerencia@apartamentosgomera.com

Website: www.apartamentosgomera.com

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Casa La Punta Situated in an area with some of the best views of Hermigua and with outside space from which to enjoy them. .

Basic information about the business The interior of the house has a warm atmosphere and the predominant material is wood. It is ideal for two couples or a family with grown up children. Splendid views of the valley below, the sea, Tenerife

Address: Hermigua. La

and mount Teide can be enjoyed from the large terrace and

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the sunrises are a spectacular show of beauty and colour.

Tel: 0034 609 103 354

The house is a duplex: the lower level has a bedroom with

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twin beds (convertible into double bed), bathroom and

josemaria@ecoturismocanarias.com

lounge. On the upper one there is a bedroom with a double

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bed of 1.80 x 2 meters, living room, kitchen, terrace, garden,

www.casalapunta.com

orchard, private garage and free WIFI internet access for guests. The orchard has artificial light, so this pleasant atmosphere can be enjoyed in the evening too.

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Sitio Rural “Jardín Las Hayas” Rural area "Jardín Las Hayas" - come and enjoy a rural setting on the island of La Gomera.

Basic information about the business Jardin Las Hayas is 500 metres from Garajonay National Park, on the Canarian island of La Gomera. It offers free Wi-Fi access and there is free public parking nearby. This rural hotel is made up of 6 traditional Canarian buildings. Each one has views of the mountains, the sea and the other islands. Just 20 minutes away are the black sand beaches of Valle Gran Rey. Rooms at the hotel all have a private terrace. This is the ideal place to enjoy the sunshine all year round. They also have air conditioning and a TV. The reception of Jardin Las Hayas

Address: Las Hayas. Valle Gran Rey. La Gomera. Spain. Tel: 0034 922 804 077 Email: info@efigenianatural.com Website: www.efigenianatural.com

is located in the La Montaña - Casa Efigenia Restaurant, 200 metres from the accommodation buildings.

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Casa Rural La Vega

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A paradise for you. 10 minutes from the beach. 10 minutes from Garajonay National Park

Basic information about the business Originally this was one traditional Canarian-style house, but it was big enough to be divided into three when it was renovated. The entrance to each of the three resulting houses is from a typical courtyard, partly covered in stone and tiles. The

Address: Arure. Valle Gran Rey. La Gomera. Spain. Tel: 0034 922 620 867 Email: webmaster@lavegarural.com

conservation of old larders, window-seats and agricultural and kitchen utensils used in the decoration make the atmosphere inside very agreeable. The large Canarian “patio� (courtyard) which is in the centre of the almost square building provides an independent space with views of the village, which is made up of small traditional-style houses.

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Website: www.lavegarural.com


Casa Rural La Palmita A very peaceful house just outside the National Park surrounded by a large garden with tall pines and Laurisilva.

Basic information about the business The inside of the house offers a spacious living/dining room, a large fireplace, large comfortable sofas, wooden tables and

Address: La Palmita. Agulo. La Gomera. Spain

picture windows. From the garden there are views stretching

Tel: 0034 922 141 304

from the green mountains down to the blue sea, Tenerife and Mount Teide. From the road to the house there are only 24 steps.

Email: jonay@ecoturismocanarias.com

Website: http://lapalmita.ecoturismogo mera.com

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Casa del Barranco I and Casa Rural Risco Padr贸n The ideal place to enjoy a few calm and pleasant days away from the everyday noise and pollution of the city. .

Basic information about the business These houses offer a totally rustic style through the peculiarity of their construction (windows, door and ceilings made of wood; broad stone walls) and stylish details in their decoration.

Address: Vallehermoso. La Gomera. Spain. Tel: 0034 922 800 787

The houses are located in an agricultural environment, surrounded by areas of crops and palm trees, some of which are of the tallest on the island. From the terraces (the small one in front of the house and the other wider, sunny one) it is possible to enjoy the scenery with a view of the valley, the mountains and mother nature.

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Email: casasrurales.fernandoycede @gmail.com Website: www.casasruralesgomera.com


Casa Rural El Cabezo Situated in a beautiful landscape and renovated with sensitivity to the natural surroundings.

Basic information about the business The house is over a hundred years old and retains many details from former times, like the original stone benches found in the old house and now used to decorate the gardens. Inside, in some areas of the house, the original stonework has been left on view for decorative effect. The decoration inside the house is of a high quality. The furniture is wooden and rustic in style. There is a collection of craftwork from La Gomera such as ceramics and basketware, as well as

Address: Vallehermoso. La Gomera. Spain. Tel: 0034 922 801 298 Email: femarto@telefonica.net Website: http://cabezo.ecoturismogo mera.es

some paintings by local artists. The house is bright and is filled with natural light. From the bedrooms and living room, there are splendid views of Roque Cano and of the agricultural valley of Ingenio.

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Pensi贸n Candelaria Friendly and traditional accommodation in the heart of Vueltas, in Valle Gran Rey.

Basic information about the business Pension Candelaria is a traditional family establishment situated in a flower-decorated alley in Vueltas, the idyllic seaport of Valle Gran Rey. Very quiet and nevertheless centrally situated, you can reach the beach via a five-minute walk. It is the only beach on La Gomera which is open all year Our flats have 2-3 bedrooms with kitchen and shower, with or without balcony, a large sun-terrace for all guests with sunloungers, views to the sea, free wireless Internet and laundry.

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Address: Valle Gran Rey. La Gomera. Spain. Tel: 0034 670 805 089 Fax: 0034 922 805 526 Email: info@pensioncandelaria.de Website: www.pensioncandelaria.de


Timah Trekking Active tourism (trekking and bikes) You haven´t really been there until you´ve been there on foot

Basic information about the business Timah, winner of the tourism award of the island of La Gomera 2005, has been organizing varied hiking tours on La Gomera in small and individual groups led by a Tyrolean mountain guide since 1988. Their years of experience on site ensure professional organization as well as the safe execution of the hiking tours.

Address: Valle Gran Rey. La Gomera. Spain. Tel: 0034 922 807 037 Email: info@timah.net Website:

Hiking with Timah means: small hiking groups, a qualified

www.timah.net

Timah guide, transfers by Timah bus, botanic expeditions with competent guides, culture and history and English-speaking guides.

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Autobuses Mesa The express purpose of providing a quality transport service.

Basic information about the business To make your journey more comfortable and to provide better coordination on and between Tenerife and La Gomera, AUTOBUSES MESA has established a service on the island of

Address: San Sebastiรกn de

Tenerife.

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The company has a modern fleet of buses together with an

Spain.

experienced team of staff in order to fulfil demand on both

Tel: 0034 922 141 251

islands, and is always ready and able to meet any challenge.

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Travellers on La Gomera and on Tenerife receive a luxury

direccion@autobusesmesa.com

transport service and can enjoy, from the comfort of their seats,

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the marvellous panoramic views of the islands.

www.autobusesmesa.com

The company has 43 buses, of which 25 have 55 seats, 2 have 78 seats, 3 have 35 seats, 5 have 37 seats and 10 have 20 seats, plus 2 limousines and taxis. Buses so that disabled people can get on and off in safety and reasonable comfort.

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Excursiones Marítimas Tina Basic information about the business A ship´s worth of well-being and discovering La Gomera

Manuel Jesús, the Captain of the TINA, welcomes you and invites you to join an enjoyable mini cruise around La Gomera. Accompany the crew to the north of the island, to LOS

Address: Valle Gran Rey. La

ÓRGANOS – tremendous basalt pillars of volcanic origin, visible

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only from the sea. On this tour, you will sail along the coast

Tel: 0034 922 805 885

while enjoying lovely views of beautiful valleys, high cliffs and

Email: info@excursiones-tina.com

secret beaches. Throughout the WHALE WATCHING TOUR, you will have the opportunity of seeing spectacular marine vistas. It is rare not to

Website: www.excursiones-tina.com

be lucky enough to sight cetaceans such as spotted dolphins, common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, rough-toothed dolphins and pilot whales. Sometimes there are even sperm whales, Bryde’s whales, Blainville’s whales, and sea turtles.

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Oceano Whale Watching La Gomera Whale watching operator for respectful encounters with dolphins, whales and the ocean.

Basic information about the business OCEANO Gomera is a whale watching operator which promotes respectful whale watching. Their priorities are to offer respectful encounters with whales and

Address: near

dolphins, to inform and raise awareness about cetaceans and the

the harbour of Vueltas, Valle

ocean, to use our resources and those of our planet in a

Gran Rey, La Gomera, Spain

responsible way and to offer an obliging service to guests at all

Tel: 0034 922 805 717

times.

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Services include respectful whale watching boat excursions, an information centre with an exhibition about the cetaceans off La Gomera and their habitat (entrance free), an educational programme with presentations, events and films, all related to the sea and its inhabitants, the threats this ecosystem is facing and practical tips on how to contribute personally to its conservation, and a small shop with T-shirts, books, CDs, DVDs, posters, postcards and other items related to the ocean.

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info@oceano-gomera.com

Website: www.oceano-gomera.com


Restaurante La Vieja Escuela You can enjoy delicious food in a lovely setting.

Basic information about the business This Tavern-Restaurant is located in an old house, of traditional

Address: Agulo. La Gomera.

construction where the first school was in the beautiful village of

Spain.

Agulo. It´s located in the old part of town, where there are

Tel: 0034 922 146 004

wonderful views.

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Now, in the old school, you can enjoy authentic Gomeran food.

miguemnh@hotmail.com

In the restaurant you can taste a wide range of wines and local

Website:

products of the gastronomy of the area.

http://laviejaescuela.ecoturis mogomera.es

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Restaurante Terraza El Mirador Enjoy an exceptional dining experience.

Basic information about the business Restaurant El Mirador is a much loved restaurant for locals and a popular tourist destination with its great food, excellent service and beautiful views. The restaurant has worked hard over the years to achieve an intimate friendly atmosphere, combined with traditional homemade Gomeran cuisine. The restaurant is a Gomeran produce restaurant, sourcing all the main ingredients from within the shores of La Gomera. Where feasible, produce is sourced as locally as possible.

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Address: Valle Gran Rey. La Gomera. Spain. Tel: 0034 922 805 086 Email: suso_cabello@hotmail.com Website: www.restauranteslagomera.com


Burrito La Gomera Sports articles retail: footwear, clothing and accessories

Basic information about the business Burrito La Gomera can provide you with all the clothing,

Address: San SebastiĂĄn de La

footwear, equipment and specialist advice you need for all

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your outdoor adventures in La Gomera.

Tel: 0034 922 145 089

Many of the major brands are stocked in each category.

Email:

The staff have a wide range of experience in many different

tienda@burritolagomera.es

outdoor activities and can provide reliable and unbiased

Website:

advice.

www.burritolagomera.es

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Artesanía Santa Ana Crafts and ornaments retail.

Basic information about the business

A family run business in the heart of San Sebastián de La Gomera. Bringing together an exquisite range of hand-crafted gifts and souvenirs direct from craft makers and artists throughout La Gomera, this is the ideal place to buy oneoff, hand-crafted presents, treats and items of beauty for your home. Artesanía Santa Ana guarantees high quality souvenir items and gifts as well as friendly, efficient service.

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Address: San Sebastián de La Gomera. La Gomera. Spain. Tel: 0034 922 141 864 Email: artesantaana@gmail.com longitud/latitude coordinates 17° 6'41.24"O 28° 5'33.43"N


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