Getting there & away
Several ferries and jetfoils arrive daily at San Sebastián’s busy port, which is just at the foot of the town. Most people come in on the quick jetfoils from Los Cristianos, in Tenerife. Fred Olsen (902 10 01 07; www.fredolsen.es) makes the round trip four times daily between 7.30am and 8.30pm (€52 round trip, 30 minutes), while the cheaper and slower Naviera Armas (922 87 13 24; www.navieraarmas.com) operates up to four ferries a day between Los Cristianos and La Gomera, up to four ferries weekly between La Gomera and La Palma, and one weekly ferry between El Hierro and La Gomera.
The smaller company Garajonay Exprés (902 34 34 50; www.garajonayexpres.com) links Los Cristianos with San Sebastián (€19, 45 minutes), Playa Santiago (€22, one hour) and Valle Gran Rey (€23, 1½ hours) three times a day.
The airport (922 87 30 00) is just 3km outside the centre of Playa Santiago. Interisland airways Binter Canarias (902 39 13 92; www.binternet.com) and Islas (902 47 74 78; www.islasairways.com) connect La Gomera to the rest of the archipelago, with several flights daily to other islands.