La Gomera has magic around every corner, and in the eastern part of the island you will be surprised by a haven of peace with less than fifty inhabitants, Chejelipes. The landscape of this La Gomera enclave is characterised by the three dams around which there are large areas of crops and palm groves. Situated in the municipality of San Sebastián de La Gomera, the houses of this isolated but easily accessible hamlet are on the slopes of the La Villa ravine.
The steep terrain in this area sometimes makes it necessary to use forklifts to transport food to the neighbours and thus save the rugged geography of the ravine. The three characteristic dams of Chejelipes also serve as an attraction and you can enjoy magnificent views of the hamlet from its walkable walls. This makes them unique vantage points from which to capture the best snapshots.
How to get to Chejelipes?
As mentioned, Chejelipes is situated east of La Gomera, near the capital of the island. It can be reached by car from the town of San Sebastian itself after a 20-minute drive, approximately. Once in the hamlet of Chejelipes, if you want to visit the La Laja reservoir, you will have to continue along a secondary road for another 5 kilometres, approximately.
Charming places of La Gomera
In addition to Chejelipes, you can find many other picturesque places on our island that leave no one indifferent. In the north, in the middle of the Garajonay National Park, is another characteristic hamlet, El Cedro. This rural space, surrounded by exuberant nature, is a genuine mountain hamlet with traditional, low houses with wooden doors and windows. The forest in which it is set, millions of years old, makes it even more special. If you visit it do not forget to try the watercress stew, one of La Gomera’s traditional dishes, which is famous in this place.
Our island’s magic is waiting for you to come and discover it. Do you dare?