Mirador de Abrante (Carretera del Mirador, 38890 Agulo) – perched on the northern cliff of the island, the mirador has a boxed-in glass walkway that juts out seven meters into thin air. The view is fantastic and on a clear day you can see the houses and terraces in the village of Agulo, 400 meters […]
Hiking Tours – since La Gomera island is a major eco-tourist destination, it’s expected that there would be hiking tours to some of its major sites, such as Parque Nacional de Garajonay, Roque de Agando, and Majona Natural Park, among others. Ipalan, a locally-based tour company, offers first-time visitors guided hiking tours to these and […]
Fiestas Colombinas (San Sebastián) – this is a weeklong celebration held each September, commemorating when Columbus sailed out of the port on his first voyage to the New World. During that month, the local calendar is full of musical and cultural events and street parties. To no surprise, many of these celebrations take place at […]
Diving — La Gomera offers divers subtropical fish, drift dives, caves and deep reefs not far off shore, particularly on the south side of the island. Water temperatures range between 17 and 24 degrees °C (63 – 75 °F) with diving throughout the year in wetsuits. Dive trips, lessons and equipment can be arranged at […]
Tienda El Charco (Jardín del Conde, Valle Gran Rey) – this minimart is ideally located in La Puntilla in the Valle Gran Rey. The small supermarket, offering a wide selection of items, can be found among the shopping strip at Jardin del Conde.
Mercado Municipal (Avenida de Colón, San Sebastián) – located next to the town’s bus depot, this is a farmer’s market that stocks fruits & vegetables plus local delicacies like miel de palma (palm honey – made from the sap of palm trees),
Casa de los Balcones (San Sebastián) – this small market is part of a Canaries-wide project to showcase and market the country’s arts and crafts. There’s a good selection of handicrafts such as ceramics, baskets and embroidery, as well as artisan food products.
Tasca Telemaco (Plaza de la Encarnacion 2, Hermigua) – this is a bar located on the mountainside village of Hermigua (on the north side of the island). Nature surrounds this bar – with views of nearby mountains and banana trees. Canarian dishes with Asian touches are served here, along with a variety of cocktails and […]
Los Atlánticos (Calle Real 8, San Sebastián) – this is another popular watering hole for arriving eco-tourists and other vacationers that are exploring San Sebastián’s historic sites. Since Calle Real is treated as a major street in this town, it’s a great place to witness local events as well. Along with local beers and regional […]
La Tasca Cocktails (Calle Abisinia 5, Vueltas 38870, Valle Gran Rey) — La Tasca is a friendly bar that promises the best caipirinhas and mojitos in the whole island. The action takes place on an outdoor patio that sometimes hosts live music (such as Wednesdays, which is Salsa Night). Good to know: it has free […]