La Gomera is known in the Canary Islands as the magical island: it is a Biosphere Reserve, its heart is a National Park and it has one of the few Intangible Heritage of Humanity, the Silbo Gomero (Gomeran whistle). Are you going to miss out on the opportunity to get to know our island on your next trip? Discover our guide on how to enjoy La Gomera in 4 days.
The first day in La Gomera will be the time you get to know its history through its capital, San Sebastián de La Gomera. Here you shall visit some of the most emblematic places that will allow you to know a little more about the culture of our island. Among them is the Torre del Conde, a 15th century Castilian fortress where the island's noble elites took refuge during the Gomeran Rebellion. You can also visit the church of La Asunción and enjoy incredible views of Tenerife from the Faro de San Cristóbal lighthouse. And if you want to go shopping, Calle Real Street is the place for you.
Other places of interest to visit in San Sebastian are the Mirador de la Hila viewpoint, from where you can enjoy fantastic views of the bay, the port with its cruise ship dock or the Municipal Market to taste the local delicacies.
If you do not want to leave the capital without taking a dip in one of its beaches, you will have plenty to choose from. To the south, Tapahuga and Chinguarime beaches, to the southwest La Cueva and Abalos and to the east Playa del Águila and Zamora.
Among the things to see in La Gomera, one is a must, our Garajonay National Park. Viewpoints with spectacular views, a unique laurel forest, streams, and landscapes full of magic that encompass this natural jewel to which the popular legend of Gara and Jonay gives its name.
The best alternative to discover every corner of this enclave is on foot through its more than 600 kilometres of trails.
On the third day of your trip to La Gomera you will visit some of the most characteristic villages, Hermigua, Agulo and Vallehermoso. In the first one you will be able to visit:
- The Embalse de Mulagua reservoir.
- Roques de Pedro and Petra rocks.
- The Ethnographic Museum of La Gomera.
- The Church of the Incarnation.
- Los Telares Ethnographic Park
- Convent of San Pedro Apostle.
- La Punta Viewpoint
- La Caleta Beach
- Hermigua Natural Swimming Pool
Once you have passed through Hermigua it is Agulo’s turn, considered one of the most beautiful villages of La Gomera. It is a true balcony overlooking the Atlantic and the Teide. It is essential that you stroll through its narrow stone streets and visit the San Marcos Evangelista church with its neo-Gothic style and the José Aguiar House.
There are also other places to visit in this town:
- El Pescante de Agulo and San Marcos Beach.
- The Garajonay Visitor Centre or Juego de Bolas in the mountains
- The Presa de las Rosas dam on the route to Vallehermoso.
Finally, Vallehermoso, another must stop in the north of the island. Here you cannot miss the Castillo del Mar castle, the beach and swimming pools of the Parque Marítimo de Vallehermoso (Vallehermoso Maritime Park), the Presa La Encantadora Dam and the Descubrimiento botanical garden.
On the last day of the trip, you will visit Valle Gran Rey. On the way there you will see the Chipude Fortress and stop at the Mirador de Palmarejo viewpoint, the work of César Manrique.
In Valle Gran Rey the Natural Monument of Los Órganos will be waiting for you. There are excursions departing from the port that will take you to these impressive geological formations, and most probably during the trip you will be able to enjoy whale watching, as the maritime corridor between Tenerife and La Gomera is the first certified pilot whale heritage site in Europe.
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We look forward to seeing you on our magical island.