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Casa de la Aduana

Casa de la Aduana (Plaza de la Constitución, Calle de Medio, 38800 San Sebastián) – this one-time customs house is connected to Christopher Columbus’s first stay in La Gomera before his first voyage to the Americas. The well within this property once contained water that he drew from and took to the Americas, and blessed […]

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Casa de Colón

Casa de Colón (Calle Real, 56, 38800 San Sebastián) – this is a medieval house that’s built around a courtyard. There’s a permanent exhibit of pre-Columbian sculptures (mainly from Ecuadorian & Peruvian indigenous groups). Local legend said that Christopher Columbus once lived here, before his first voyage to the Americas (although there’s no proof of […]

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Archaeological Museum of La Gomera

Archaeological Museum of La Gomera (Casa de los Echeverrías, Calle Torres Padilla 6, 38800 San Sebastián) – this museum, known locally as MAG, is housed in a typical Canary Island building near La Asunción Church Square (a 17th century building that was a former residence of the 18th century Basque native Don Miguel de Echeverría, […]

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Alto de Garajonay

Alto de Garajonay (La Palmita, 38869 Agulo) — Gara and Jonay, so the myth goes, were the Canarian version of Romeo and Juliet. Gara was from the town of Agulo (La Gomera) and Jonay from the neighboring island of Tenerife. When their parents forbade them to see each other again, they ran away but were […]

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Bar Cacatua

Bar Cacatua (Calle Cuesta de Abisinia 5, 38870 Vueltas) – located in the harbor district of Vueltas, Cacatua (Cockatoo) has been popular with tourists – particularly Germans – and locals for more than 20 years. It has a large shady patio and live music at night. The bar’s second floor turns into a dance floor […]

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CAR RENTALS

CAR RENTALS – the following car rental agencies operate in La Gomera : Auto La Rueda: +34 922 870 709 Avis: +34 922 895 950 Budget: +34 922 89 57 64 Cicar: +34 902 244 444 Europcar: +34 922 873 030

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Calle Real

Calle Real (San Sebastián) — just up from the port in the island’s capital is lined with boutiques, sports stores, souvenir shops, art galleries and sidewalk cafes. Shop for souvenir foods like palm honey, almogrote (a chess spread) or mojo. The street is flanked by magnificent traditional houses and bars, cafés, perfume shops, accessories, fashion […]

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Cicloturista Virgen del Carmen

Cicloturista Virgen del Carmen (Vallehermoso) – this is a cycling race involving 300 or more participants. It’s held in the Vallehermoso area every August, and covers 70 km (with cyclists having to climb as high an altitude as 2,000 meters as part of the race). This is one of the more exciting events that takes […]

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Ág Ape Bistro

Ág Ape Bistro (Calle Real 15, 38800 San Sebastián) – this small restaurant serves a variety of French dishes (using locally-sourced products), including those from the Alps (such as fondues la bourguignonne). It’s also known for its rich-tasting desserts.

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Agulo

Agulo – this is a village on the north end of La Gomera that’s surrounded by banana plantations. This village is known as “the green balcony” by the locals, and is made up of two parts: Agulo Casco is located in the lower part of the area, whereas the village center Agulo, founded in the […]