Wondering about what to do in La Gomera? We can give you unlimited possibilities to enjoy La Gomera to the fullest. From wildlife watching boat trips, the most surprising and marvellous views of our intricate orography on visits to the viewpoints, to walks through the Garajonay National Park, discovering the hidden myths and legends of our island.
Today we want to invite you to an excursion through La Gomera, so you can get to know a corner of our island, from San Sebastián to Santiago Beach. Do you dare?
This route starts from the dock, taking the GM-2 on Alejaró direction. Our initial stop is at Lomada del Camello viewpoint; looking down from there we can see the town of San Sebastian and just in front of us the Mount Teide. A truly spectacular start!
We continue the trip until reaching Degollada de Pereza viewpoint where we will see an example of La Gomera ravines; at this point we are 8.6 km from our initial stop. As a curious fact in 2016, glass walls partly replaced the stonewalls, for a better viewing experience.
To experience something huge, we suggest visiting one of the most remarkable sites on the island, before going down to Santiago beach; follow the road to Morro de Agando viewpoint, less than five km. away.
Three Protected Natural Areas surround this viewpoint: the Garajonay National Park, Los Roques Natural Monument, and the Benchijigua Integral Nature Reserve. No doubt, the most impressive of this viewpoint are the stunning view of Roque Agando, a giant rock of 1,246 meters high and the views to Santiago Beach.
After the great experience of having seen the majestic Roque Agando. We take the exit towards El Cedro, by the CV-14 road until reaching a parking area called Reventón Oscuro.
Once there, we turn left on an abrupt curve towards El Caserío de El Cedro. A sign next to the road shows us the entrance that leads directly to “Arroyo de El Cedro”.
It is ok to park the car on the road but leave enough space to allow other vehicles to pass safely.
We will find an exit to the right that takes us directly to Lourdes Hermitage, 80 m from the entrance.
A 10-minute walk where we can appreciate the views of the forest, and the pleasure of feeling natural life. The warm sun, the singing of the birds, the soft breeze ruffling the leaves of the trees... A place to sit back and calm your mind while closing the eyes to hear the beautiful sounds of nature. It is also an excellent set to lie down and relax a while or take a snack (in the designated picnic areas) before continuing on the path. If you are hungry, you can also go to El Caserío de El Cedro.
A charming town surrounded by 20 million-year-old forest that keeps the style of mountain houses, which are not very high and have windows and doors made of wood. Definitely, it is worth stopping and delighting the palate with its famous watercress stew, a traditional dish from La Gomera.
Once visited the hermitage, we will follow the path back to the car. To get to the hotel, we first drive to Degollada de Pereza viewpoint, and then we turn right to take the road that will take us to our Hotel Jardín Tecina.
For this route or any other, wear appropriate clothes and shoes suitable for walking, bring sunscreen, insect repellent protection, and water; also consider bringing some snacks, as you may feel hungry on the way. Also, there are different places during the road where you can stop by to eat and drink something while enjoying the beauty of nature.
Would you joing us? The viewpoints, the town and hermitage are waiting for you!