Why you should go to La Gomera !

La Gomera is a secluded get-away where the British Prime Minister and the German Chancellor have vacationed. It is a speck of an island, the second smallest in the Canary Islands, ringed by soaring volcanic cliffs with a cloud forest at its heart. Yet along the coast are date palms and often deserted black-sand beaches. The microclimates and caressing trade winds make it a year around vacation destination with temperatures averaging 22 °C (72 °F). It covers less than 144 square kilometers (56 square miles), but tortuous roads and frequent fogs can slow the journey. The island is a longtime hippie haven and attracts so many German tourists that it's sometimes called a German colony. A poet once described the island as a woman, mysterious and distant. It's a welcoming LGBTQ destination, especially among lesbians.
One Grape at a Time

Celebrate New Year's Eve like a local by wearing formal attire, and eat one grape at every chime of the clock at midnight...

When to Dine

Unlike Spaniards on the continent, those in La Gomera dine on the early side with kitchens usually closed by 10 pm.

A Whistling Vocabulary

Spanish is the official language, but the local tongue is El Silbo, which is whistled rather than spoken. Farmers...

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Getting around

Because its runway is too short for international flights, the best way to reach La Gomera is the 40-minute ferry ride from Tenerife several times a day into San Sebastián's busy port. Most of the travelers are day-trippers. Turboprop planes island-hop into the airport near Playa Santiago from other islands in the archipelago, but only one flight arrives a day. Roads are rugged, to say the least, with many hair-pin curves but amazing vistas.
Cars can be rented by the day from a number of agencies, including Hertz and Europcar. The most offices can be found in San Sebastián and Valle Gran Rey and at the airport near Playa Santiago.
Mountain bikers can explore challenging ravines and forests in a climate that's never too hot or too cold. Trails, sometimes old donkey paths, can accommodate beginners to advanced with local cycle-guides conducting day tours at different levels of difficulty. Motor bikes and scooters can also be rented.
The aqua public buses are easily recognized, but the network is minimal with only a few trips a day. If you have to be a specific place at a specific time, choose some other way to get there. And always check the day before to see that the schedule hasn't changed.
Taxis are a good bet and good value at about 50 cents/km on the meter (check it when you get in). They have a price list for longer hauls around the island. You'll find taxies at port jetties and every town has its own service.