Best Time to Visit La Gomera

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit La Gomera. We created climate tables and charts for the location of La Gomera. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit La Gomera for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 15 °C to 29 °C
Waves Symbol 18 °C to 23 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 01.06 in (0 – 7 Days of Rain)
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Geographical location

La Gomera is located in the Atlantic Ocean and belongs to the Canary Islands. With a population of almost 20,000 people and an area of about 230 miles², it is significantly smaller than its neighbouring islands La Palma and Tenerife. Of the seven main islands of the Canary Islands, only El Hierro is smaller in area than La Gomera.

The main town is San Sebastian de La Gomera. The distance to the Spanish mainland is 810 miles, about 190 miles to the African mainland. The highest mountain on the island is the Garajonay, whose natural reserve makes up around ten percent of the island.

Like all Canary Islands, La Gomera is volcanic in origin and consists mainly of old lava, rocks and tuff. The flora of the island is quite varied and varies considerably depending on the altitude.

In the centre of La Gomera lies the Garajonay National Park with a dense cloud forest, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Climate on La Gomera

Nach Arure (Robert Brands)  [flickr.com]  CC BY-ND 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' La Gomera, like the rest of the Canary Islands, enjoys a very mild climate. In the year La Gomera comes on more than 2900 sun hours, so that the yearly average temperature lies between pleasant 18 °C to 25 °C. It is not for nothing that the Canary Islands are considered to be the place with the highest number of hours of sunshine in Europe. The maximum temperatures in summer are 29 °C, at night they only fall below 17 °C in January and February.

Especially the mild evenings are ideal for exploring beautiful restaurants and beach bars. In the months January to April the sea hardly cools down, so one finds super bathing temperatures almost the whole year round. The month with the most precipitation of the year is December, here it can come to rainfalls of up to 1.06 in.

Best Time to Visit La Gomera: Overview

JanuaryJan
TemperaturesTemp. up to 21 °C
FebruaryFeb
TemperaturesTemp. up to 21 °C
MarchMar
TemperaturesTemp. up to 22 °C
AprilApr
TemperaturesTemp. up to 23 °C
MayMay
TemperaturesTemp. up to 24 °C
JuneJun
TemperaturesTemp. up to 25 °C
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When to go to La Gomera?


The best time to visit La Gomera is between July and November. In the spring months of March, April and May the temperatures begin to rise to 23 °C to 25 °C, where the bathing season on the beautiful Canary Island begins. The northern regions of the island are more suitable for hiking and trekking. The many hiking routes lead through a breathtaking landscape, for example in the Garajonay National Park.

In these months you have the perfect conditions for extensive hiking tours. Also in autumn the temperatures are still pleasant, but the probability of precipitation is a little higher than in spring. However, you should have warmer clothes in your luggage, as it could get colder in the mountains.

For holidaymakers who want to enjoy the sun, the best time to travel is of course from July to October. Nothing stands in the way of extensive sunbathing and bathing.

Climate Chart La Gomera

Climate Chart La Gomera
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table La Gomera

In the following, you will find the climate table for La Gomera, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, and Water Temperatures.

Temperatures, Precipitation

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature21°21°22°23°24°25°27°29°28°26°24°22°
Night Temperature15°15°15°16°17°18°20°21°20°19°18°16°
Water Temperature19°18°18°18°19°20°21°22°23°23°21°20°
Precipitation (inch)0.710.940.550.280.080000.390.510.711.06
Rainy days643221002567
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 20.9 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: August (25 °C)
Coldest month: January (18 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 23 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
all months

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
July, August, September, October, and November

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 5.24 inch on 38 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Highlights and Attractions


Like La Palma, La Gomera has been spared from mass tourism and is the perfect island for nature lovers. An absolute must for all La Gomera vacationers is the visit of the Garajonay National Park. Here you can make wonderful walks and be impressed by the silence and beauty of the place.

Also a tour on the Garajonay is worthwhile, since one has a fantastic view over the island from here. We also recommend a visit to the “Valley of the Great King”, the municipality of Valle Gran Rey. The valley offers an exotic view thanks to a terraced cultural landscape with a multitude of banana plantations. For beach lovers, a visit to the beach of San Sebastian de La Gomera is also recommended.

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in La Gomera (Station Alajero)
few clouds     few clouds, 15.9 °C
Clouds: 20 %       Wind: 4 mph N
Air Pressure: 1025 hPa       Humidity: 67 %
Last updated: 21st Jan 2019, 03:00 am
The next days …
21st Jan 201922nd Jan 201923rd Jan 201924th Jan 201925th Jan 201926th Jan 2019
light rain18 °C to 19 °Cfew clouds17 °C to 18 °Csky is clear17 °C to 19 °Clight rain17 °C to 19 °Clight rain17 °C to 19 °Csky is clear17 °C to 20 °C
18 °C to 19 °C17 °C to 18 °C17 °C to 19 °C17 °C to 19 °C17 °C to 19 °C17 °C to 20 °C
Clouds: 88 %Clouds: 12 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 16 %Clouds: 0 %
0.03 in of rainNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation0.02 in of rain0.01 in of rainNo Precipitation
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Canary Islands: Regions

La Gomera is part of the holiday destination Canary Islands. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

La Gomera: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 5 reviews for La Gomera holiday already. Average rating is 4.4 of 5 stars.
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    Marie, 45 years old was there in February

    very varied: from storm, heavy rainfall to wonderful bathing weather and Kalima everything was there.

    Weather Rating: 3 stars – Mixed

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    Irmel, 70 years old was there in April

    We were on La Gomera in April/May. There was rain too, but not permanently during the day. Bathing and hiking weather top. In May, in the early evening, still 27 degrees in the sun. In summary: a dream!

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Inge, 66 years old was there in July

    The weather is ideal for swimming and sunbathing. Bright blue sky, occasional fair weather clouds, hardly any wind.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Conni , 53 years old was there in June

    The weather was fantastic. At the beach of valle Gran Rey you could have a great sunbath. And to cool down, the laurel forests were wonderful! Top!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Ariane, 57 years old was there in October

    I had the whole 10 days over wonderful sun weather – on 2 days was radiant sun with smallest fog droplets, but no rainbow.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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