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Rental of private holiday homes booms in La Gomera and it’s legal! 

Tourists choosing La Gomera are increasingly enjoying stays in private holiday homes and the island’s Cabildo wants the trend to continue.

There are currently 189 vacation rental homes le-galised on the island following changes to the law last September under the “Ley de Islas Verdes” (“Law of the Green Islands”).

This has allowed exceptions regarding holiday rentals on La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro and the Cabildo says the new model seems to be working satisfactorily. One of the main criteria is that the system coexists on equal terms with other accommodation offers, as the Gomera Socialist Association (ASG) defended from the start.

The main novelty is that this type of accommodation is allowed on tourist land and this has been happening since the modification driven by the ASG came into force in September. In this way, a further step is taken in the coexistence of different housing models on the island and in the generation of wealth among the residents.

Now, the Cabildo is pleading to the Canary Govern-ment not to change the rules or “frustrate the path which has been started”.

“We are convinced this will the development of sustai-nable tourism and the distri-bution of wealth,” he said.

Minister of Tourism, María Isabel Méndez said the system had helped many families who until now could not exploit their home through another type of accommodation. The