Caprichos de la Gomera (Paseo Fred Olsen, 38800 San Sebastián) – this restaurant already gets points with visitors, due to its views of San Sebastián’s bay. Its chef (Fabián Mora) is well-regarded by diners throughout the island, and served well-reviewed dishes such as fried eel with gofio aioli, La Gomera Caviar, watercress stew (made with […]
Bistro (Vueltas, Valle Gran Rey) — The Bistro on the main street in Vueltas is a longtime favorite for a leisurely breakfast, which is served until 1:30 pm. It features 12 different types of coffee, 25 different kinds of crepes, free newspapers almost fresh off the press, free Wi-Fi and backgammon boards.
Bar Tasca Parrilla de Carlos (Calle Barranco de Santiago, 38811 San Sebastián) – this is another family-run restaurant in the island’s capital. Dishes served here include: garlic prawns, chicken curry, medallions of pork in port sauce, fish casserole, and chateaubriand, among other specialties. This restaurant gets high marks for its cozy, friendly vibe.
BUS – the local bus service “GuaguaGomera” is one of the few public transportation options that exist on the island. Because of the long distances between certain towns, the fare is determined by how far you’re going (similar to the bus system at Fuerteventura island). There is a total of 8 bus routes. The fares […]
TAXI – along with the local bus service, taxis are another way to getting around in La Gomera (especially in areas that the bus service doesn’t cover). Fares vary, so verify the fare with the driver before boarding a taxi. Here are some taxi companies that exist in La Gomera: Agrupación de Autoturismos Valle Gran […]
Ferry – one can board a ferry in Los Cristianos (Tenerife) to reach the island of La Gomera, since the majority of international visitors arrive in La Gomera via sea. There are two companies that connect Tenerife with La Gomera: 1.) Naviera Armas (www.navieraarmas.com) has two routes — one to the capital (San Sebsastián) and […]
Vallehermoso – this is the main town of the island’s second largest municipality (located toward the northern end of the island), with a modest population of 3,000 inhabitants. It is a quaint village with a central square where the town hall and a few supermarkets are found. The beauty of this town comes a lot […]
Valle Gran Rey – this site, which means “Valley of the Great King” in Spanish, is a valley at the western side of the island that’s open to the sea with endless terrace fields, countless palm trees, extensive banana plantations and many scattered small houses. Right through the middle, the main road GM-1 winds from […]
Torre del Conde (Parque de la Torre del Conde, 38800 San Sebastián) — there’s no entrance fee at this San Sebastián de la Gomera tourist attraction, since there’s no entrance to begin with. The Earl’s Tower is to be enjoyed from the outside, with its surrounding park offering a great picnicking area. This […]
San Sebastián de La Gomera – this is the capital of the island, and is considered its gateway to the other towns and points of interest. Although the capital has just 8,000 inhabitants, it is the largest of the six municipalities of La Gomera. Here you’ll come across the 15th Century church Iglesia de Nuestra […]