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Parque Nacional de Garajonay

La Gomera's prime attraction, the magical, often-misty Parque Nacional de Garajonay extends across 40 sq km of dense, primeval laurisilva forest at the heart of the island, where warm breezes collide with...

Natural Feature in Alajeró & Around

Drago de Agalán

The island’s oldest drago (dragon tree) rests in a palm-sprinkled valley, 2km north of Alajeró. Take the signposted road 300m west (downhill) from the Imada junction on the CV13, which leads to an old farmhouse;...

Tower in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Torre del Conde

Set in a grassy subtropical park, the distinctive, 1477 stone-and-whitewash Torre del Conde is considered the Canary Islands’ most important example of military architecture. It was here that Beatriz de...

Museum in Hermigua

Museo Etnográfico de La Gomera

Housed in a handsome 20th-century building with maroon trim, this two-storey ethnographic museum explores the island's natural resources and ecosystems through topics such as fishing, forestry, agriculture,...

Museum in Hermigua

Parque Etnográfico Los Telares

A reconstructed 19th-century gofio (roasted Canarian grain) mill sits at the heart of this multifaceted private ethnographic centre, which also takes in a traditional, self-sufficient organic orchard and a...

Church in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Iglesia de la Virgen de la Asunción

Columbus and his men supposedly prayed at this ancient church before setting off for the New World. The original chapel was begun in 1450 but destroyed by a fire; original-period features include the pointed arch...

Natural Feature in Northern La Gomera

Los Órganos

Something like a great sculpted basalt church organ rising from the ocean's depths, the utterly extraordinary cliffscape of Los Órganos clings to La Gomera's northernmost coastline and has been battered into its...

Museum in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Casa de Colón

In the style of its 17th-century predecessor, this simple cream-coloured house with handsome wooden galleries and floors is built on the site where Columbus supposedly stayed while on the island. Today it hosts a...

Church in El Cercado

Ermita de Guará

Dedicated to the island's patron saint, the Virgen de Guadalupe, this tiny white 1960s chapel perches on a spectacularly scenic crag 6km southwest of El Cercado, engulfed in sweeping panoramas across the Barranco...

Viewpoint in Agulo

Mirador de Abrante

High above little Agulo, enjoying sprawling panoramas across the ocean to Tenerife, this Fred-Olsen-owned lookout point revolves around a spine-tingling glass box jutting out into thin air. There's also a...

Beach in Hermigua

Playa de la Caleta

The best beach in the Hermigua area, 5km northeast of town, Playa de la Caleta is one of northern La Gomera's prettiest black-pebble beaches. Framed by rocky headlands, it has fabulous views across the water to...

Church in Hermigua

Convento de Santo Domingo

At the heart of Hermigua's original village, just off Plaza Victoriano Darias Montesinos, this 16th-century church and monastery contains an intricately carved Mudéjar ceiling and is topped by a stone bell tower.

Museum in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Museo Arqueológico de La Gomera

Occupying part of the mid-18th-century Casa de los Echeverría (you'll spot the noble/military family's crest on the facade), this worthwhile museum explores both the island’s Guanche past and its present-day...

Beach in Alojera

Playa de Alojera

Jagged cliffs, rock formations and natural pools offshore lend a sense of drama to Alojera's sweeping, rarely crowded silty black beach, 1.5km west of town. Though no secret, it's ideal for swimming when there’s...

Museum in El Cercado

Centro de Interpretación Las Loceras

El Cercado's small but fascinating earthenware museum explores the history of the island's pottery tradition through multilingual panels and collections of local pieces. Vessels were traditionally made by women...

Viewpoint in Southern La Gomera

Mirador Roque de Agando

Views sprawl across to Tenerife and the 1250m-high volcanic rock 'needle' Roque de Agando (the most impressive in the Canaries) from this sensational lookout, from where you can hike down to Playa Santiago...

Church in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Ermita de San Sebastián

With its origins in the 15th century but rebuilt in 1850, the fine whitewashed chapel of San Sebastián retains a few original elements, despite being damaged by pirate attacks and storms over the centuries.

Church in Valle Gran Rey

Ermita del Santo

At the top of the valley, in the village of Arure, this tiny stone chapel is built into the rock face, surrounded by a lookout showing off the southern landscape. It's signposted from Calle del Santo.

Beach in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Playa San Sebastián

The town’s sandy volcanic beach is perfect for relaxing and taking a swim. Unlike on many beaches in the Canaries, the waters here are almost always calm and smooth, making it great for children.