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Ibo Alfaro Rural Hotel

Peace and quiet

Offering the stillness and austerity of an old Canarian manor house, the Ibo Alfaro Rural Hotel is majestically located on a hill and surrounded by hectares of crops (banana and avocado). The original house, built about 200 years ago and restored between 1994 and 1996, was the residence of the Méndez family, functioning after the completion of its restoration as a rural hotel to this day.
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It is the first rural hotel in La Gomera and one of the first in the Canary Islands, without a doubt, an international benchmark for lovers of nature tourism.
Its 20 rooms have spectacular views, one of its main attractions. The surroundings, with beautiful gardens, quiet and relaxing terraces and spaces for growing fruits and vegetables, make the hotel a wonderful place to rest and relax. The Ibo Alfaro Rural Hotel is the ideal place for those who realize that peace and environmental tranquility are essential ingredients to find inner peace. Its surroundings amplify the sense of spirituality, enchanting the eyes and soul.
The Ibo Alfaro Rural Hotel is a showcase of traditional Canarian masonry born from the 16th century and the construction style of the time. The interior is based on traditional luxury concepts; knowledge, time, peace and spaces that promote serenity. Natural materials reign throughout, while the warm light chosen in the rooms and the simple furniture combine to create what we could call "Franciscan minimalism".
The interiors, with recently renovated bathrooms, meet guests' expectations. We try to take maximum care of the details: the bedding is manufactured by the prestigious Casa Bassol that has dressed the best Spanish hotels for 270 years and our carefully selected bathroom products have a delicate eucalyptus and mint fragrance that contributes, even more so, to relaxation and rest. 
Although you can find basic amenities in your room, you will not find a telephone, television, or Wi-Fi connection. Instead you will enjoy a comfortable wooden desk and traditional window seats where one can be inspired while admiring the green Hermigua Valley. The austerity of these will connect you with your inner being and will make you feel relaxed, at peace and in harmony with nature.
A healthy and enjoyable breakfast, with local produce and home-grown fruits and vegetables, is the perfect excuse to start the day early and explore one of the many walks that start at the hotel.
By welcoming our guests into this environment, our goal is to provide them with a luxurious yet simple experience that aims to respect the fauna and flora, but also the history and traditions of Hermigua. We believe that through this immersion in the richness of local life and times we can convey a true sense of place, a truly unique stay that is tangible in every aspect of the hotel, from the rooms to our fruits.

Honoring our legacy

Wild flowers and ancient trees, bananas and avocados, grapes and vegetables: all this is part of the universe that is Hermigua. Agriculture is, therefore, one of the most unique components of the valley, it is everyone's obligation to maintain it, thus paying a fair tribute to the people who lived here and worked its slopes for centuries. It is another expression of local nature that attracts birds, butterflies and all kinds of wildlife. Green is always present in Hermigua, calming the sunny summers, merging with the sea and giving rise to a dream landscape.
Surrounded by the now disused irrigation ditches that were so vital to agriculture in Hermigua, our orchard is a fragrant garden dedicated to producing different varieties of fruits for the hotel's consumption. Let yourself be carried away by the beauty of the seasons, the leaves, the flowers and the colors of all types of fruit trees: orange, cherimoya, fig and banana trees, just to name a few. The seasons rule above all in this rural garden. With its dry stone walls at different heights where they are grown, to provide guests with the freshest fruits, it follows a strict planting calendar so that the ecosystem has an abundant and ecologically friendly effect.
 

A history that dates back to 200 years ago

Rodeadas por las ya en desuso acequias de riego que fueron tan vitales para la agricultura en Hermigua, nuestro huerto es un jardín fragante dedicado a producir diferentes variedades de frutas para el consumo del hotel. Déjate llevar por la belleza de las estaciones, las hojas, las flores y los colores de todo tipo de árboles frutales: naranjo, chirimoyo, higuera y platanera, sólo por nombrar algunos.Las estaciones gobiernan por encima de todo en este jardín rural. Con sus muros de piedra seca en diferentes alturas elevados donde se cultivan para brindar a los huéspedes las frutas más frescas, sigue un estricto calendario de siembra para que el ecosistema tenga un efecto abundante y ecolhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhara el consumo del hotel. Déjate llevar por la belleza de las estaciones, las hojas, las flores y los colores de todo tipo de árboles frutales: naranjo, chirimoyo, higuera y platanera, sólo por nombrar algunos.Las estaciones gobiernan por encima de todo en este jardín rural. Con sus muros de piedra seca en diferentes alturas elevados donde se cultivan para brindar a los huéspedes las frutas más frescas, sigue un estricto calendario de siembra para que el ecosistema tenga un efecto abundante y ecolhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
 

Ibo Alfaro: origin of the name

It seems that the Ibo Alfaro neighborhood owes its name to the gentleman owner of these lands named Jibalfaro. In the newspaper "El Liberal de Tenerife" of July 24, 1891, on the occasion of the centenary of Christopher Columbus, refers to a local legend, "When the dead killed the living" and quotes the nobleman Jibalfaro. His daughter, Mencías, was wanted by 2 young men from different cantons and her father, to resolve the conflict between them, suggested that they both go on the expedition of his friend Christopher Columbus in search of new lands in the West and that it be The first to return will receive his daughter in marriage. The proposal was accepted and they both went to embark together. When they reached a crossroads, one treacherously killed his rival, leaving him badly buried next to a tree, and joined Columbus's expedition to discover America. When he returned, after a year, to demand that Mencías father fulfill his promise, upon reaching the place where he had treacherously killed his companion, he became curious and approached the place where he had buried him, finding the bones visible, especially the skull, staring defiantly at him. Irremediably, anger possessed him and he struck the skull with his spear with such luck that the skull remained embedded in it and, strangely, the more he pulled, the closer it came to his hands. He then became nervous and to get rid of it, taking the shaft by chance, he rested the spear on a branch with such bad luck that when he pulled towards him to try to detach it, he himself inserted the iron through his chest and was mortally wounded.
Afterwards the pious souls placed a cross where the event took place "the cross where the dead killed the living"