La Gomera Weather in January - Is It a Good Time To Visit?

Published on November 05, 2019
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A sunny day in January in La Gomera, one of the smaller Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are, in our opinion, the best destination for a warm winter holiday in Europe, and La Gomera is a laid back island, where you can escape the noise and crowds which are typical for the larger islands like Tenerife or Gran Canaria.

La Gomera is famous for its beautiful mountains and the mysterious Garajonay National Park, an ideal destination for hiking in the Canary Islands. Most of the people who visit La Gomera come here for the relaxed atmosphere and breathtaking landscapes and it's really a great destination for an active holiday, at any time of the year (even in January).

What's the weather like in La Gomera in January

Although in January the temperatures will drop considerably compared to July or August (which are the hottest months), you will still be able to spend most of your time outside, at comfortable temperatures during the daytime. 

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Average temperatures in San Sebastian de La Gomera

The average high temperature in January in La Gomera is around 19°C, while at night you can expect temperatures of around 13°C. While these temperatures indicate a slight drop compared to December, it's still much warmer compared to most other places in Europe in January.

  • Average high temperature: 19 °C  (66.2 °F)
  • Average low temperature: 13 °C  (55.4 °F)
  • Daily mean temperature: 16 °C  (60.8°F)

In San Sebastian de La Gomera, the island's capital, the daily mean temperature is 16°C in January, which is calculated as a mean between the average high temperature of 19°C and the average low of 13°C. 

According to the historic data, January and February are the coldest months in La Gomera. 


  • Average rainy days (>=1mm): 6

January usually gets less rain than December, with an average of 6 wet days during the course of the entire month.

Sunshine hours

La Gomera gets an average of 6 hours of sunshine per day in January, so it's a bit more than during the previous month.

Sea temperature

  • Average sea temperature in January in San Sebastian de La Gomera: 20°C / 68°F

Can you swim in La Gomera in January?

Usually, the water temperature is too low in January in order to be able to comfortably swim in La Gomera.

January weather averages for San Sebastian de La Gomera

The data below is from the weather station in San Sebastian de La Gomera.

January Weather San Sebastian de La Gomera
Average high temperature 19°C (66.2°F)
Daily mean temperature 16°C (60.8°F)
Average low temperature 13°C (55.4°F)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 186
Percent possible sunshine 55%
Mean monthly daylight hours 341
Average Ultraviolet index 4
Average sea temperature 20°C (68°F)

Things to do in January

Since most people come to La Gomera for the beautiful nature and outdoor activities, we advise than you spend as much as possible of your time exploring the island.

Simply rent a car and set out to explore a different part of the island every day.

A visit to San Sebastian de la Gomera, the island's capital, might also be a good option for a day. On rainy days, we advise staying near the coast, since the coast usually gets less rain than the mountainous regions.

See our list of recommendations for things to do and places to visit in La Gomera

Events in January

The Three Kings Parade in San Sebastian - January 5th

If you're on the island on January 5th, don't miss the big parade in San Sebastian de la Gomera. You will see an important celebration in the Spanish culture and a beautiful parade is organized each year in the capital.

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