Welcome to Hermigua
A popular home base for those on walking holidays, the go-slow town of Hermigua, 16km outside San Sebastián, is dripping with that authentic gomeran feel. It’s also often dripping with water – this is one of the dampest parts of the island. The town itself is strung out along the bottom of a lusciously green ravine full of banana groves and other subtropical flora, its houses like beads on a chain running down the... Read More
Top experiences in Hermigua
La Gomera Day Trip from Tenerife
Start your day with a pickup from your southern Tenerife hotel, and then travel to the island’s west coast to board your ferry to La Gomera, the island known as the jewel of the Canary Islands. Relax out on deck during the 45- to 60-minute crossing before hopping onto dry land at San Sebastian, La Gomera’s capital.On a walking tour, see a collection of the city’s historical sights. Admire the façade of the Church of the Assumption (Iglesia del Asunción), stop for photos by the Hermitage of San Sebastian and see Columbus House — built on the spot where Sir Christopher Columbus is thought to have stayed on the island. Continue by minibus to one of the island’s best-loved vantage points at Mirador de Las Carboneras, and gaze out at sights of the Hermigua valley and town, framed by a seamless blue void of sea and sky. After soaking up the panoramic sights, travel onward through Garajonay National Park, and stop along the way for a stroll to stretch your legs.Lunch beckons in the town of El Cedro, so stop at a traditional Gomeran restaurant for your 2-course meal. The menu often changes, but typically your lunch starts with a dish of fresh bread with Canarian herb sauces — known as mojos — followed by a main course of salty local potatoes with either chicken or beef goulash, both prepared with local herbs and spices. Savor the food and enjoy up to half a bottle of local wine, too.Head to the nearby village of Las Rosas next and explore its pretty streets with your guide. Stop to watch a demonstration of the famous Gomeran whistling language, known locally as silbo gomero, and learn how the ‘language’ was used to communicate across the island’s deep valleys and ravines. From Las Rosas, make your way back to the port at San Sebastian, cross the sea by ferry, and finally finish with a drop-off at your southern Tenerife hotel.Please note: Occasionally, lunch may be eaten in Las Rosas and the stop in El Cedro will consist of free time to explore.
La Gomera Day Trip from Tenerife with Lunch
Leave the city behind and explore one of the more remote Canary islands during this full-day trip to La Gomera. The final stopping point for Christopher Columbus before he headed to the New World, La Gomera remains an unspoiled island lost in a time warp, and its beautiful and fascinating attractions lure visitors to stay forever.Meet up with a knowledgable guide at your hotel in Tenerife and hop on the fast ferry to the island’s capital, San Sebastian. Travel through the valley of Hermigua towards Garajonay National Park, passing through the beautiful forest of “El Cedro” on the way. After reaching the top of the island, sit down to a delicious lunch while learning how locals perform the whistling language called ‘Silbo,’ still taught in schools today.After descending from the top of the island, pass through the outposts of Chipude and El Cercado and marvel at the impressive Agando rock. Then head back to San Sebastian to learn more about the island’s history and culture. Visit the church of Asuncion, where Columbus is thought to have prayed before his journey for the New World. At the end of the tour your guide will return you to your hotel in Tenerife.
La Gomera's Northern Coast Hiking Tour
TUESDAY: The Northern Coast (Banana & Beach): Our motto for today: Bananas & Beach. We start in the middle of the banana fields in Hermigua, in the presumably “healthiest climate worldwide” and get to know lots of interesting facts about the banana industry on La Gomera. From here we hike up to the mountain ridge of Los Montes and enjoy the views of the wide green valley while we hike on a ridge path. After the break we continue our way, passing old houses and terraces, until we reach the beach of La Caleta. There our hike ends at the beach bar; if the weather is good, we can refresh during a bathing break. Ascent: 300 m Descent: 300 m Duration: appr. 4 h Departure at: 9.30 a.m. Return to: appr. 5.00 p.m.
Full Day Tour of La Gomera
TUESDAY: The Tour of the Island: Together we explore the island by bus and thereby discover the most important landmarks of La Gomera. After a first stop at the Mirador de Palmarejo, the restaurant designed by César Manrique, we ride to the potterers of El Cercado, whom we’ll look over the shoulder. On we go via Chipude into the national park with direction to Hermigua. On our way we’ll take a short walk, afterwards we ride to the village of Agulo, the „Bombón de La Gomera“, situated on a plateau. On we go to the visitors’ centre of the island, where we have lunch together. Then we ride to the “holy” springs of Epina via Vallehermoso. A day full of impressions and contrasts ends with our return to Valle Gran Rey. Details: Ascent: 50 m Descent: 50 m Departure at: 9.30 a.m. Return to: appr. 5.00 p.m.