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 middle. The main road winds down to a captivating blue ocean where the crushing waves are a bit too rough for swimming (although the odd surfer pops by for a wave or two) and the beach itself feels a little forgotten about.