Garajonay National Park

La Palmita

The center of La Gomera is covered with a laurel forest, springs and streams suggest how Europe and North Africa may have looked - shrouded in clouds and mist -...

  • Hiking
  • Eco Tourism
  • Park

Chipude

The mountain village of Chipude is probably the oldest settlement on the island, having roots in aborigine times. Its 16th century Iglesia Virgen de la...

  • Hiking
  • Food & drink
  • Cultural & Historical

Los Órganos Cliffs

North Coast

Los Órganos Cliffs are a spectacular basalt formation that rises 800 meters (almost a half mile) out of the sea. The narrow pillars resemble organ pipes, which...

  • Natural Attraction

Calle Real

San Sebastián

Calle Real just up from the port in the island's capital is lined with boutiques, sports stores, souvenir shops, art galleries and sidewalk cafes. Shop for souvenir

  • Shopping Street

Casa de los Balcones

San Sebastián

Casa de los Balcones, part of a Canaries-wide project to showcase and market the country's arts and crafts, has a good selection of handicrafts such as ceramics,

  • Souvenirs

Charco del Cieno

Valle Gran Rey

Charco del Cieno - Puddle of Mud - is one of the last and best salt water marshes on the island. The easily accessible wetlands is home to water plants and a

  • Natural Attraction

Church Of The Assumption

San Sebastián

Our Virgin of the Assumption in the heart of the Old Town dates from the time of Columbus with additions in the 17th and 19th centuries. Inside has the simplicity of...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Art
  • Architecture

Diving

Valle Gran Rey

La Gomera offers divers subtropical fish, drift dives, caves and deep reefs not far off shore, particularly on the south side of the island. Water temperatures range...

  • Water sport & adventure

La Gomera Archaeological Museum

San Sebastián

La Gomera Archaeological Museum, known locally as MAG, is housed in a typical Canary Island building near La Asunción Church Square. The small collection includes...

  • Museum

La Gomera Ethnographic Museum

Hermigua

La Gomera Ethnographic Museum in an old manor house gives a good look at the unique culture and traditions of the island with translations in English and German and...

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical

Mirador de Abrante

Agulo

Fogs willing, you have views forever from the heights of the Mirador de Abrante. The restaurant at the site has a 7-meter (23-foot) "sky bridge" projecting from the...

  • Hiking
  • Food & drink
  • Other
  • Natural Attraction

Mirador de César Manrique (Del Palmarejo)

Valle Gran Rey

The lookout of César Manrique (or Del Palmarejo) offers spectacular views across the valley. It was designed by the late Manrique, a well-known Canarian artist and...

  • Natural Attraction
  • Food & drink
  • Architecture

Nuestra Señora de Candelaria

Chipude

Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, a simple village church of white stucco and red tile, was begun in 1515. Its revered statue of the Virgin Mary dates from the 19th...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture

Playa de Alojera

Vallehermoso

In a rural setting, Playa de Alojera is reached by a narrow winding road sloping to the inlet. The beach is more than 200 meters (about 660 feet) long with moderate...

  • Public beach

Playa de Avalo

San Sebastián

North of  San Sebastián on the way to Puntallana, Playa de Avalo has medium-grain black sand and a notable palm tree grove.

  • Public beach

Playa de la Caleta

Hermigua

La Caleta is a wind-protected beach on the north shore just east of Hermigua. During the summer months, a small bar sells fresh fish. Great spot for sunning, but

  • Public beach

Playa de la Guancha

San Sebastián

Playa de la Guancha is an isolated beach with clear crystal waters southwest of the Punta de Juan Daza. It takes about 90 minutes to hike along a high mountain path

  • Wild beach
  • Outdoor Adventure

Playa de Santiago

Playa de Santiago

The beach at the small fishing village of Playa de Santiago is gravelly with a small area filled in with sand. A jetty protects it from the surf. About an hour's

  • Public beach

Playa de Vallehermoso

Santa Cruz

On the western side of the island, Playa Vallehermoso is about three kilometers away from the village of the same name. The beach is gravely, the ocean rough and the...

  • Public beach

Playa de Vueltas

Valle Gran Rey

Near the port, the beach at Las Vueltas stretches 150 meters (about 500 feet) and boasts calm waters, showers, parking and trash cans. Bars, restaurants and shops

  • Public beach
  • Food & drink
  • Water fun

Playa del Cabrito

San Sebastián

The Playa del Cabrito is an isolated beach that can be reached by boat from San Sebastián or by trail. Waters are calm along the 450-meter (1,500 foott) pebbly

  • Wild beach

Playa del Inglés

Valle Gran Rey

Playa del Inglés, a haven for hippies and nudists since the 1970s, is a dune beach under a sheer cliff only a short walk from the cafes and bars of the port town of...

  • Public beach

Playa del Medio

Barranco de Santiago

El Media is a short stretch of black sand and pebble beach in an isolated area, which makes it popular with nudists. Its crystalline waters can be reached by trails

  • Nude beach

Playa Del Valle Gran Rey

Valle Gran Rey

The best known beach on the island, Valle Gran Rey has black sands, a small lagoon and a few beachside cafés and a backdrop of banana plantations. Bars and

  • Public beach

Playa Santa Catalina

Hermigua

Sometimes called Hermigua Beach, Santa Catalina is on a small bay where bananas once were exported. All that remains of the port are a few pillars and a sea water

  • Public beach

Playas de San Sebastián

San Sebastián

San Sebastián has two beaches close to the center of town. The main beach is protected by the jetty and has a children's play area. To reach the smaller Playa de la...

  • Public beach
  • Water fun
  • Playground

Pozo de La Aguada

San Sebastián

Pozo (or Casa) de la Aguada is a former manor house with a central courtyard where Christopher Columbus supposedly drew water from the well to baptize the new lands...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Museum

San Sebastián

San Sebastián de la Gomera

San Sebastián - where the ferry docks - is La Gomera's capital with several historical sites. its claim to fame is that it was where Columbus spent a month in 1492...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Other

Tenerife

A 90-minute ferry ride from San Sebastian, Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, known for its airport, its pre-Lent Carnival and spectacular beaches. Pico...

  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Food & drink
  • Eco Tourism
  • Cultural & Historical

Torre del Conde

San Sebastián

Just left of the port, the Torre del Conde is a 15th century tower with the distinction of being the southernmost surviving medieval building. Set in a park, the...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture