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Brits are loving La Gomera 

La Gomera is expecting a bumper Easter, with occupancy likely to surpass 90 per cent, mainly in the southern towns.

This is a figure similar to that recorded in the two previous years and shows the good expectations that the sector has for this month in hotels, apartments, rural houses and holiday homes. To this is added the arrival of more than 2,000 cruise passengers to the Port of San Sebastian.

European markets are those that prefer to visit the island, since the Germans and English concentrate more than 60 per cent of tourists who come looking for nature as the main attraction, although more and more are interested in the activities of active tourism that are offered as the sighting of cetaceans, birds, cycling or hiking.

On this occasion, it will be the first Holy Week in which the island offers seven cycling routes, included in the new trail map and the application, available for Android and iOS. An application with which tourists will have at their disposal all the information of 50 paths, along with the provision of an incident alert system.

La Gomera closed 2018, surpassing one million overnight stays, a figure well above that recorded in 2017 and which keeps the island with an average stay of 11.4 days. In addition, the average cost reaches 130 euros, a figure that is expected to rise at the end of this annuity due to the arrival of a more segmented tourism with a high purchasing power.

La Gomera Cabildo says it welcomes the figures as they show their objectives are being achieved and affect all sectors of the island’s economy.