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Whale Watching

Whale Watching (Valley Gran Rey) – Tina Excursions lets visitors buy tickets to get on board its excursion boat “Tina” for a four-hour trip into the sea, and spot whales and other sea creatures. During such excursions, the boat moors off one of the island’s secret beaches where visitors can enjoy a swim and a […]

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Tecina Golf

Tecina Golf (Lomada de Tecina, 38811 Playa de Santiago) – given the size of this island, it’s hard to believe that there’s actually a functioning 18-hole golf course. This one, which is part of a VIP hotel (Hotel Jardin Tecnica) ono the island’s southern coast, has seaside areas and grounds that make for challenging rounds […]

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Fiesta de San Marcos

Fiesta de San Marcos (Agulo) – held every April this is a spectacular festival in Agulo (north coast of La Gomera), in honor of its patron saint. It has a very varied program of events. The climax of the evening comes in the form of young men who leap through the flames of numerous bonfires […]

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Playa San Sebastián

Playa San Sebastián (San Sebastián) – this is one of the fewest urban beaches on the island. There are 600 meters of black volcanic sand and has amenities expected from its location (such as parking, transportation, restaurants, lifeguards, a first aid station, shops, and bars, and even public Wifi spots). Visitors should expect a crowd […]

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Playa del Inglés

Playa del Inglés (Valle Gran Rey) — located in the southwest part of Valle Gran Rey, this beach benefits greatly from a generally calm ocean. Since the 1970s, this beach has been a legendary destination for ‘hippy’ and alternative movements. Unlike other unspoiled and naturist beaches in the Canary Islands, this destination is close to […]

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Playa de la Caleta

Playa de la Caleta (Hermigua) — this is a wind-protected beach on the jagged rocky northern coast of the island – located just east of Hermigua. During the summer, a small bar sells fresh fish. This is a great spot for sunning, but visitors should be aware of the beach’s strong currents. Aside from the […]

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Playa de Vallehermoso

Playa de Vallehermoso – located on the northern 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 cliffs steep, discouraging all but the most experienced swimmers. But nearby is a seawater swimming pool with changing rooms, showers, […]

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Playa de la Guancha

Playa de la Guancha (Punta de Juan Daza) – this is an isolated beach with clear crystal waters southwest of the Punta de Juan Daza (off the island’s east coast). It takes about 90 minutes to hike along a high mountain path from San Sebastián. A nice view of the neighboring island of Tenerife can […]

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Playa de Alojera

Playa de Alojera (Road CV-16, Alojera)—located in a rural setting, Playa de Alojera is reached from Epina via a narrow winding road sloping to the inlet. The black sand beach found here is more than 200 meters (about 660 feet) long with moderate swell. A couple of small restaurants, operating out of houses under the […]

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Mirador Ermita del Santo

Mirador Ermita del Santo (Camino del Sobrado 4, 38892 Arure) – this is another of the many eco-tourist sites the island has to offer. The view of El Santo hangs off the cliff of the Natural Monument of Lomo del Carretón. It overlooks the wide basin of the ravine of Taguluche. Around the bed of […]