La Gomera is an island located near Tenerife, which is the smallest of the whole archipelago.
It has become a popular touristic destination thanks to its relaxed environment. Which, differently from the other islands, makes it perfect to get disconnected from the world and have a rest.
Its small size makes it possible to discover La Gomera in just two or three days. However, if you really want to experience what it has to offer you should take your time because it is simply an incredible experience.
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Things to do in La Gomera
La Gomera may be a small island, however, it has a lot of places to visit, as well as activities to do.
For this reason, we have categorized each one of them, so you can see the information way easier.
Natural parks in La Gomera
There are five commonly visited parks and landscapes on this small island. These are:
Garajonay National Park
Is a natural reserve that occupies 10% of the island’s total surface. It has been declared by UNESCO as part of the goods that are humanity’s heritage.
Its size is roughly 3984 hectares and its peak (of 1487 meters in height) is known as “Alto de Garajonay”. Which is an amazing viewpoint where you can see the whole island and its landscapes. It has a very rich Flora and also a big fauna diversity that includes more than 1000 invertebrate species.
Roque de Agando
Roque de Agando is a mountain that at whose highest peak is 1250 m over sea level.
Just like Garajonay National Park, it counts with a big diversity of flora and fauna. Which include uncommon and autochthonous species from the island. From Roque de Agando there are a lot of trekking routes that are great for visitors.
It’s important to note that Roque de Cano is considered the most emblematic natural monument in La Gomera.
Majona Natural Park
At roughly 1757 hectares in size, Majona is a natural park that has turned into a representative landscape when it comes to orography. Where there are lots of large ravines that have been carved due to erosion.
It counts with diverse weather due to trade winds that have led to broad vegetation where there you can find areas of:
- Canary pine
- Aleppo pine
- And others
Inside this protected area, there is also a small town that consists of 16 houses and 32 people.
A natural monument that is over the slopes that surround Vallehermo’s urban helmet. It has become part of the symbols and history of the island. In fact, it is considered a featured municipality’s shield.
Degollada de Peraza’s Viewpoint
Located in Garajonay National Park’s entrance, is a place surrounded by a natural environment where you can take a look at the landscape. It has a lot of facilities such as:
- Covered terrace
- Wi-Fi connection
- Parking for clients
- Much more
Beaches in La Gomera
An important section for all tourists and probably for you too. Beaches are one of the main attractions, so we couldn’t leave without covering them. In fact, some of them are amazing snorkelling locations.
In La Gomera, there are a lot of beaches. Here we give 5 of the most popular to consider going to.
- Valle Gran Rey Beach: Valle Gran Rey municipality has become the principal tourist enclave, being its beaches its biggest attraction. Its fine black sand and crystalline waters make a combination that, in addition to calmed waves make Gran Rey Valley amazing for taking the rest that you deserve. When we talk about Valle Gran Rey Beach, we really mean about many barneys located in that cost such as Puntilla, Vueltas, Ingles and others.
- San Sebastian Beach: San Sebastian is another beach classification because the municipality has a lot of beaches that are very different between them. Encompassing part of the east, south and southeast of the island. In San Sebastian, you can find a variety of nudist beaches with difficult access (geographically talking). Some of them are Aguila beach, Abalos beach, Guincho beach (nudist) and others.
- La Caleta Beach: Known as La Caleta de Hermigua beach, it offers outstanding conditions for taking a bath in its waters. It has black sand made of medium grains and low tides that are very recommended for getting in without any security problems.
- Vallehermoso Beach: A beach that extends over 200 meters from the coastline. This beach is named the same as the municipality it is located in. It has a strong swell all year and counts with a maritime park (with included pool) and varied services. It has anchoring zones, restaurants, showers and other facilities.
Places of interest in La Gomera
Other places that you may like to visit in La Gomera:
A small stone tower that was made in the XV century is located in a picturesque area with amazing views of the sea. Its function was principally to represent the power of man and it used to have modern armament from natives.
Golf club where you’ll have the opportunity to play up to 18 holes with views of the sea in an amazing complex that is located in Lomada Tecina, Playa Santiago, 38811 San Sebastián de La Gomera, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Even if you are not a big passionate about this sport, you can have a good time playing golf in this space.
Chorros de Epina
Small waterfalls that have a mysterious origin that, has become part of a tradition on the island that claims its waters have healing properties. In fact, there was a time when it was believed that they were miraculous. There are some myths and legends about them that definitely, make Chorros de Epina a must-visit on the island.
Natural and protected space where you can find traces of the historical past on the island. It is an incredible landscape with beautiful views that are often highlighted by its visitors.
Archaeological Museum of La Gomera
If you are passionate about learning about ancient cultures, then this museum is perfect for you. There’s a lot of synthesized information that is a result of archaeological investigations and it shows where the first settlers on the island used to live.
Known in Spanish as “Presa de Meriga”, it is a trekking route that has a very easy path and is constantly recognized due to its magnific landscape. The track has an approximate length of 40 minutes and you can see a rich flora on it.
Ancient house from the XVIII century where you’ll learn a lot of history about pre-Columbian culture. Although legends say that Cristobal Colon was there, it hasn’t been proved. However, it has a cosy environment that is worth visiting.
La Gomera may be a small island near Tenerife. However, it has more stuff to do than you think.
Boat Trips to La Gomera
Tenerife Sailing Charters is now doing full-day private boat trips to La Gomera from Tenerife on our new motorboat No Worries. On this trip, you will experience some of the best coves and marine life La Gomera has to offer.
As well as a brief stop in San Sebastion to explore the rich history and culture of La Gomera.
Book your trip now starting at 2450€
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Tenerife Sailing Charters also offers group and private boat charters where you can see whales, dolphins and turtles starting at just 65€.
We hope this guide is useful for you and recommend a lot that you take your time to visit each of these locations to learn a lot about this tiny and beautiful island.