La Gomera - a winter sun holiday with a difference....

12 - 26 January 2022

This two-week holiday on La Gomera, the second smallest of the Canary Islands, is presented as a winter retreat featuring music workshops, painting workshops and evening concerts.
We chose La Gomera for its ‘appeal to everyone’ capabilities and where better than the Canary Islands in January to indulge in some much-needed sunshine therapy?
The choices are plentiful and you can join in as much or as little as you wish.

Show of Hands will join us for 10 nights during this 14 night holiday and host 3 concerts alongside various workshops. Joining them will be Broom Bezzums and Anthony John Clarke, offering a total of 6 nights of evening entertainment to supplement the additional range of optional* activities that will be on offer, including but not limited to:

  • Songwriting & instrument workshops
  • Water-colour painting for beginners & more experienced painters with renowned artist Paul Clark
  • Dolphin & whale watching
  • Learn ‘Silbo’ – The whistling language of La Gomera
  • Bird-watching
  • Tennis, Golf & Yoga
  • Visits to the onsite “Eco Finca” Tecina, a 100% ecological farm
  • Guided walks in Garajonay National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), with its unique ecosystem

Hotel Jardín Tecina is located on the island of La Gomera, declared an outstanding World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2012, with the Garajonay National Park previously declared a World Heritage site in 1987.

Choose to join in with some of the optional activities, or simply disconnect from the world and relax in the sunshine by day, delighting in the local gastronomy by night.
*Some optional activities will attract an additional cost.

If you're not ready to book but have further questions then please feel free to email us at info@harmonyvoyages.co.uk and we'll be happy to help.

La Gomera
La Gomera

Where is La Gomera? La Gomera is part of the Canary Archipelago. Located south of Tenerife, it is the second smallest island of the seven Canary Islands.
Reached by ferry from Tenerife, considered as one of the largest natural paradises in Europe. Black sand beaches, crystalline waters and huge ravines that descend from the centre of the island towards the shore.

Thanks to preservation efforts on La Gomera, Garajonay remains one of the best-preserved subtropical rainforests in Europe. Home to around 400 species of flora and fauna, many endemic to the island, the park sits at the heart of La Gomera’s 600km network of walking trails.
With paths weaving across the island, you can DIY your walk with short circular trails, half-day hikes and full-day treks over mountains and along the coast.

This tiny island should not be underestimated. With some unbelievable wildlife, captivating culture and breath-taking scenery, visitors are wowed with diverse environmental pockets and stunning ocean vistas.

Getting There

The holiday does not include flights, this gives you the flexibility to choose flights that suit your own personal preferences.

If you are arriving on 12 January, please choose flights arriving at Tenerife in the morning and departing Tenerife in the afternoon.

Flights arriving/departing at other times may require an additional overnight in Tenerife due to the timings of the ferry across to La Gomera.

Monday to Thursday and Saturday, the ferry to La Gomera leaves at 16:00 & 20:00
The return ferry from La Gomera to Tenerife leaves at 07:00 & 14:00

The transfer from Tenerife South airport to Los Cristianos port is approx 40mins.

The transfer from Jardin Tecina to the ferry port is approx 50mins

On arrival at Tenerife's Reina Sofia (South) airport, a transfer will be provided to the port at Los Cristianos for the 50-minute ferry crossing to La Gomera.
Transfer on arrival in La Gomera will be provided to the Hotel.

Should you prefer to spend an additional night in Tenerife on arrival, a transfer will be provided from Los Cristianos port on Wednesday 12 January 2022.

Please contact us if you require additional hotel accommodation in Tenerife, or assistance with booking flights.

What's Included
  • Transfers from Reina Sofia (Tenerife South) airport to Los Cristianos port on 12 January 2022
  • Transfer from Los Cristianos port on 12 January 2022 to accommodate early arrivals
  • Return transfers from Los Cristianos to Hotel Jardin Tecina
  • 14 nights Dinner B&B
  • 6 nights entertainment
  • 2hr introduction to water colours demonstration with Paul Clark
  • Music & songwriting workshops with Steve Knightley & Phil Beer
  • Stargazing walks, tours of Eco Finca” Tecina, a 100% ecological farm. Other activities may incur additional charges
  • Full time services from the on-site Harmony Voyages Team
  • ABTA Financial protection
Accommodation
Hotel Jardin Tecina, a Canarian village surrounded by luxuriant gardens that welcome visitors from all over the World.

Here the word “garden” is not only part of the Hotel name but also, an essential part of the entire complex. With an area of more than 70.000 sqm, its rooms resemble white bungalows built according to the traditional Canarian architecture.

A cheerful mixture between the white buildings and the colours created by the incredible floral displays. This Botanical Kingdom creates the perfect balance between healthy, restorative rest and activities in nature.

Standard Rooms - £1399pp (£2169 Sole Use)

Welcoming, light-filled rooms with views over the swimming pool or gardens. Each with balcony or terrace. 30m2 welcoming and light-filled rooms with views of the gardens the main pool Maximum capacity 3 people* *Double or twin beds + single bed

Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Minibar (on request)
  • Safe (additional fee)
  • Satellite TV & music channels
  • 220V Power Supply
  • Hairdryer

Comfort Rooms - £1505pp (£2373 Sole Use)

30m2 welcoming and light-filled rooms with views of the gardens or side views of the Atlantic Ocean Maximum capacity 3 people* *Double or twin beds + single bed

Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Minibar (on request)
  • Safe (additional fee)
  • Satellite TV & music channels
  • 220V Power Supply
  • Hairdryer

Superior Rooms - £1675pp (£2753 Sole Use)

30m2 rooms with unspoiled views of the Atlantic Ocean. Maximum capacity 3 people* *Double or twin beds + single bed

Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Minibar (on request)
  • Safe (additional fee)
  • Satellite TV & music channels
  • 220V Power Supply
  • Hairdryer

Junior Suite - £1803pp

Each Junior Suite is characterised by the additional space of 52m2 and comprises a lounge separated from the bedroom by doors. Each with a balcony or terrace with unspoilt ocean views or lush garden views. Maximum capacity 3 people* *Double or twin beds + single bed

Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Minibar (on request)
  • Safe (additional fee)
  • Satellite TV & music channels
  • 220V Power Supply
  • Hairdryer
  • Free use of a Balinese bed at club laurel (prior reservation required)
  • Eco boutique amenities

Duplex Suite - £1998pp

Each duplex suite offers maximum privacy with the best panoramic views of the golf course, gardens or the Atlantic ocean. Each suite is over three floors with a large bedroom, bathroom and terrace on the ground floor. A living room convertible into a second bedroom, with balcony and a shower room on the second floor. A private sun terrace on the top floor with panoramic views. Located in an exclusive adults only area of the resort, with a private pool, balinese beds and 2 Jacuzzis. Maximum capacity 4 people*

Room facilities:
    • Air Conditioning
    • Balcony or terrace
    • Minibar (on request)
    • Safe (additional fee)
    • Satellite TV & music channels
    • 220V Power Supply
    • Hairdryer
    • Free use of a Balinese bed at club laurel (prior reservation required)
    • Eco boutique amenities

Prices

Deposit £200pp to secure booking

Room TypeEarlybird Price pp Dinner B&BPrice pp from 1 Nov 2021
Standard Room (2 sharing)£1,399£1,449
Standard Room (Solo Occupancy)£2,169£2,219
Comfort Room (2 sharing)£1,505£1,555
Comfort Room (Solo Occupancy)£2,373£2,423
Superior Room (2 sharing)£1,675£1,725
Superior Room (Solo Occupancy)£2,753£2,803
Junior Suite (2 sharing)£1,803£1,853
Duplex Suite (2 sharing)£1,998£2,048

Prices are for dinner, B&B per person

Entertainment & Activities
During this unique 14 night holiday, exclusive access is included for six incredible nights of top-quality entertainment from, Show of Hands trio, Broom Bezzums and Anthony John Clarke. In addition to this, you can indulge in as as much or as little of the additional optional extras that are on offer:
OPTIONAL EXTRAS

**Prices based on 2021 prices - small increases may apply when 2022 prices are available

ActivityPriceNotesHow to book
Tennis & Paddle**€6 per hourEquipment hire €3Book at hotel
Tecina Golf 18 holes**€75 per roundEquipment hire available on request with extra feeBook at hotel
GymFreeBook at hotel
Yoga & Fitness classesFreeBook at hotel
Music workshopsIncludedFour workshops in totalAdvance booking required
Watercolour painting£30 per session£100 for four classes. Four sessions each weekAdvance booking required
Eco Finca banana plantation tourFreeBook at hotel
Spa Ahemon**€102 hours accessBook at hotel
Spa Ahemon**€20Full day access (10:00 - 18:00)Book at hotel
TreatmentsVariousprices available from the SpaBook at hotel
Walking ToursInfo coming soonInfo coming soonTBC
Music Workshops

Numbers are very limited for these exclusive sessions, so pre-booking is essential.

The ‘Acoustic performance workshop’ with Steve Knightley.

Projection, connection and tricks of the trade.
Aimed at anyone who strums a bit in public and would like to give their three-song floor spot a real lift.

'The craft of song writing workshop' with Steve Knightley.

Turning tunes and words into melody and lyrics. How anecdotes, insights and observations become verses and choruses.

'The general guitar workshop' with Phil Beer.

Just turn up with your guitar.
By Pre-arrangement, guitars can be hired on site for a smll fee.
Aimed at identifying some of the problems associated with playing and working through them as as a group.

'Improvising within a framework workshop' with Phil Beer.

Using live multi track recordings, Phil will demonstrate how instrumental solos and accompaniments are evolved.
Guitar fiddle and mandolin.


DateMorning SessionAfternoon SessionDateMorning SessionAfternoon Session
12 Jan
19 JanThe Craft of Songwriting workshop with Steve Knightley
13 Jan20 JanImprovising within a framework with Phil Beer
14 Jan21 Jan
15 Jan22 Jan
16 JanAcoustic performance workshop with Steve Knightley23 Jan
17 JanGeneral guitar workshop with Phil Beer24 Jan
18 Jan25 Jan
Paul Clark's Art Classes
A published author and professional artist who has been teaching watercolour painting and drawing techniques to adult learners of all levels for nearly 30 years, we are delighted to welcome Paul Clark to La Gomera.
His first book, ‘Watercolour - Techniques and Tutorials’ published in 2017, has gone on to become an Amazon International ‘Best Seller’.

"One of the greatest privileges for me in teaching art, is to watch learners' individual styles develop and see the thrill they get from mastering new techniques", says Paul.

Believing that students learn better when working in a happy and relaxed atmosphere, his courses are open and fun, with a great emphasis on all artistic techniques being demonstrated.


Following a free to attend, 2hr introduction all subsequent classes will incur fees as follows:
£30 per session or £100 for four sessions
DateMorning SessionAfternoon Session
DateMorning SessionAfternoon Session
12 Jan
FREE MORNINGFREE TO ALL
Welcome & demo
2 hours
19 Jan
Drawing for Beginners.
Intermediate drop-in
2.5 hours
Drawing for Beginners.
Intermediate drop-in
2.5 hours
13 Jan
Drawing for Beginners.
Intermediate drop-in
2.5 hours
Water colour Intermediate
2.5 hours
20 JanWater colour Intermediate
2.5 hours
FREE AFTERNOON
14 JanWater colour Beginners.
2.5 hours
FREE AFTERNOON21 JanWater colour Beginners.
2.5 hours
FREE AFTERNOON
15 JanWater colour Intermediate
2.5 hours
Water colour Beginners.
2.5 hours
22 JanFREE AFTERNOONWater colour Intermediate
2.5 hours
16 JanIntermediate En-Plain Aire - off site
Full day
Intermediate En-Plain Aire - off site
Full day
23 JanIntermediate & Beginners En-Plain Aire - off site
Full day
Intermediate & Beginners En-Plain Aire - off site
Full day
17 JanFREE MORNINGFREE AFTERNOON24 JanFREE MORNINGFREE AFTERNOON
18 JanWatercolour Beginners
2.5 hours
FREE AFTERNOON25 JanWater colour Beginners.
2.5 hours
FREE AFTERNOON
FAQ's

Q: Is my booking financially protected?

A: Yes, your booking protected under our ABTA bond No: P7419 which means should Harmony Voyages fail prior to your holiday you will be fully reimbursed or during your holiday, you will be flown home as per your original booking.

Q: Are flights included?

A: No, you are responsible for your own travel arrangements to and from Tenerife. Transfers are provided to/from La Gomera on 12 January & 26 January.

Q: What are the current COVID-19 restrictions for entering the Canary Islands?

A: Presenting a negative Covid-19 (PCR, antigen) test when entering the Canaries has now been replaced with the requirement to produce a certificate of vaccination or proof of having had Covid-19. The most up to date information can be found on the Canary Islands website.

Q: Can I extend my stay?

A: Yes absolutely. Please talk to us about your requirements

Q: Can I book airport hotels & parking with you?

A: Yes, we are happy to assist with booking airport Hotels, plus parking if required prior to your flight departure or you can book directly via our referral link here.

Q: Which airport do I need to fly into / home from?

A: You will fly into Tenerife South (TFS)

Q: Are airport transfers included?

A: Transfers to La Gomera are included on 12 Jan from Tenerife South airport. Or from Los Cristianos Ferry Terminal, should you opt to arrive into Tenerife earlier than 12 January. Return transfers included on 26 January. Transfers on alternative days may incur an additional charge.

Q: How long is the transfer?

A: Transfer to the hotel takes about two hours, including the 50 min ferry crossing .
Monday to Thursday and Saturday, the ferry leaves at 16:00 & 20:00
The return ferry from La Gomera to Tenerife leaves at 07:00 & 14:00*
*based on 2021 timetable. 2022 timetable not yet available

Q: Can I book an independent package and just buy the classes separately?

A: No, all classes need to be pre-booked and only available to those booking the official package.