Places we recommend to visit during your stay in La Gomera
Garajonay National Park, this historic park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. It stands out for being the main exponent of the Canarian laurel forest, an ecosystem from the Tertiary Age in optimal conditions of conservation. Alto de Garajonay, the highest point of the island at 1.482m offers magnificent views, is a must when visiting La Gomera, as are the viewpoints of the Natural Monument of Los Roques, Morro de Agando viewpoint and Tajaqué viewpoint, located on the peaks of the island, with significant scenic and natural value, surrounded by laurel and endemic species, and beautiful views of Benchijigua, north and south slopes with waterfalls of clouds, and magical figures in the rocks. Sometimes, you can see the peak of the Teide floating!
Discover the villages and hamlets of Alajeró, the magical Drago de Agalán, the hermitage of Nuestra Señora del Buen Paso (of cultural interest), and if you continue to El Cercado and Chipude, on the edge of the Garajonay National Park, you can buy local handicrafts and typical products, all of this is crowned by the Chipude Fortress, a sacred mountain with magnificent views. Continue the visit to La Laguna Grande where you will find a recreational park surrounded by a forest called fayal-brezal and where following a trail of just 20 minutes will evoke and test your 5 senses. Spectacular are the views of the Cherelepi Fortress and the flower beds that cover the floors at different times of the year (the most striking in April and May with the purple colour of the Canary geranium). We recommend that you visit its cosy Restaurant La Laguna Grande with traditional recipes and a touch of avant-garde that tastes like glory.
In the area of Vallehermoso, in the northeast of the island, you can start with a visit to the village of Alojera, the producer par excellence of Sirope de Palma, enjoy a swim in the fantastic Playa de Alojera, and then continue visiting magical and legendary places such as the Jets of Epina and the Enchantress Dam. You will be able to regain your strength by tasting typical Canarian dishes while you will be entranced by the demonstrations of El Silbo Gomero at the Las Rosas Restaurant. As you pass through San Sebastian, be sure to stroll through its streets full of historical remains and visit the Torre del Conde, the Casa Echevarría with the Archaeological Museum of La Gomera, the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción and the Tourist Office, the Pozo de la Aguada, and take advantage of the opportunity to taste and buy, among other things, the delicious artisan and sweet cheeses of La Gomera, so characteristic and appreciated. On market days in the Plaza de la Constitución (Plaza de los Laureles) you will find craft stalls and local products.
Don't miss the visit to El Cedro forest (40 minutes from Playa de Santiago), and go through its fairytale paths to the hermitage of Nuestra Señora de Lourdes, streams and spectacular spots such as the viewpoint of the waterfall of El Chorro del Cedro. Continue north to Hermigua and Agulo, stopping at the Mirador de Abrante, where you can contemplate the typical rural landscape of the Canary Islands, with the option of floating over the valley of Agulo and the sea if you walk on the glass cantilevered corridor. An unparalleled experience. Also take the opportunity to visit the Garajonay Visitor Centre Ball Game.
The Organs (north coast of Vallehermoso), form one of the most spectacular volcanic landscapes that exist, in the form of a majestic cathedral organ carved on a basaltic cliff, accessible only by sea. Take advantage of the Benchi Express ferry transfer from Playa de Santiago to Valle Gran Rey (40 min), to embark there on the adventure of private excursions to Los Órganos, which last approximately 3.5 hours along the west coast of the island. So There you can admire the spectacular formation of Los Organos, which was named one of the 18 wonders of Spain by National Geographic in 2018.