Introducing The North
If you have just one day to spend in La Gomera, think about spending it in the verdant north, where dense banana plantations and swaying palm trees fill the valleys, cultivated terraces transform the hillsides into geometric works of art and whitewashed houses make the villages seem like something from another era. The resulting landscape is postcard-worthy at every turn, but these well-manicured terraces represent back-breaking work by the local farmers – the steepness of the slopes means most work here has to be done without machines.
The curvy TF-711 highway running 42km between San Sebastián and Vallehermoso is the artery connecting the towns here, and it’s pocked with miradores (lookout points) offering gorgeous views. The highway eventually meets up with the TF-713, allowing ambitious day-trippers to loop the northern half of the island and end up back in San Sebastián in time to catch the last ferry off the island.
Exploring La Gomera 11 Days
Experience La Gomera's lush plantations, mountains and whitewashed villages