Restaurante Principal

At a glance

  • Tranquil island retreat with a stunning setting
  • Outstanding cuisine
  • Excellent range of sports and activities

Hotel Jardin Tecina


Escape to this unique clifftop hotel on the unspoilt island of La Gomera for relaxation and activities.

This charming hotel is surrounded by spectacular natural landscapes and has magnificent views towards Tenerife and its imposing volcano Mount Teide. It’s ideal for a romantic break, a peaceful family holiday or an activity-based trip. Explore 17-acre tropical gardens home to over 50 species of plants and flowers, take a dip in one of the pools, unwind at the open-air adults-only spa, head to the 18-hole Tecina Golf Course and choose from a fantastic programme of activities which can include exercise classes, tennis, squash, mini golf and pool games. The island is a natural playground for sports’ lovers and there are a number of hiking and biking trails on the island. You can also arrange diving, sailing and whale watching.

Take a lift down inside the cliff to the exclusive Club Laurel beach club, set at sea level. There are five restaurants, including El Laurel Restaurant which serves a 100% organic set menu from Eco Finca – the hotel's fruit and vegetable garden at Club Laurel – and the Italian La Trattoria. There’s also a saltwater pool and bathing area, facilities including mini golf and a beach volleyball court, and a chill-out zone with Balinese beds (extra charge). Enjoy buffets at the refurbished Restaurante Principal, local cuisine for dinner at Gara Restaurant, and Mediterranean lunches by the pool. For a romantic evening, book a candlelit meal in the ‘Cave for 2’ at Club Laurel, with its own bed and dining table plus stunning sea and mountain views. For complete privacy, your pre-ordered dinner is even delivered by zip-line.

The rooms are in two-storey blocks and have free Wi-Fi and a balcony or terrace. Upgrade from a Standard Garden View Room to a Comfort Side Sea View Room for partial sea views or a Superior Sea View Room to enjoy full ocean views. Duplex Suites are in an adults-only area of the hotel, with panoramic views over the gardens, golf course and Atlantic Ocean, as well as access to a private swimming pool with Balinese beds. These three-storey suites are linked by stairs and have a bedroom, bathroom and terrace on the ground floor; a living room and toilet with shower on the first floor (can be converted into a second room with balcony); and a private sun terrace.

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Key information

Close to the fishing village of Playa de Santiago on the south-east coast of La Gomera

Airport transfer time: Approx. 15 minutes by road from Tenerife South airport to the port, followed by a 50-minute ferry journey to La Gomera, and then 35 minutes by road from the port to the hotel
Rooms: 434

Good to know

Depending on your arrival time, you may be required to stay overnight in Tenerife before transferring to La Gomera. There may be a long connection due to the ferry timetable. Minimum stays apply, please call for more details. Minimum age 16 at Spa Ahemon. Minimum age applies in certain rooms. Wheelchair accessible rooms are available free of charge (guests must book a Standard Garden View Room). Club Laurel may be difficult to access for guests with limited mobility, but guests can access it by car from the hotel.

Accommodation information

434 traditional-style rooms


• Join a guided walk of the botanical gardens • Tee off at the adjacent Tecina Golf Course*.


5 restaurants, 4 bars

What's included

Breakfast at Restaurante Principal.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £22 • Breakfast and dinner at Restaurante Principal

Gourmet Half Board • Breakfast at Restaurante Principal • Table service dinner with a tasting menu (drinks not included) at Gara Restaurant, Tasca Fandango, La Trattoria or El Laurel Restaurant

Full Board from £49 • Breakfast and dinner at Restaurante Principal • Lunch at Restaurante Barbacoa Piscina • Drinks including water, soft drinks, local beer and a half-bottle of house wine per room.

Special offer

  • London Heathrow

  • 7 nights

  • Standard Garden View Room

  • Room & Breakfast

Selected dates in October 2020

Fly with British Airways from London Heathrow.

from £799

per person

Special offer

  • London Gatwick

  • 7 nights

  • Comfort Lateral Sea View

  • Room & Breakfast

  • Includes a complimentary room upgrade from a Standard Garden View Room

Selected dates in May 2021.

Fly with British Airways from London Gatwick

from £929

per person

*Denotes local charge