Playa Santiago

La Gomera

A pretty, rocky black-gravel beach fronts the town, its southern end sheltered by a jetty and perfect for a dip.

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Nearby La Gomera attractions

2. Iglesia del Salvador

3.56 MILES

Alajeró's modest 16th-century church contains a beautifully carved late-16th- or early-17th-century wooden Christ.

3. Drago de Agalán

4.37 MILES

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…

4. Mirador Roque de Agando

5.55 MILES

Views sprawl across to Tenerife and the 1250m-high volcanic rock 'needle' Roque de Agando (the most impressive in the Canaries) from this sensational…

5. Playa San Sebastián

6.79 MILES

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…

6. Torre del Conde

6.81 MILES

Set in a grassy subtropical park, the distinctive, 1477 stone-and-whitewash Torre del Conde is considered the Canary Islands’ most important example of…

7. Ermita de Nuestra Señora de Lourdes

6.83 MILES

A 1.7km walk (signposted) southwest from El Cedro along the official national-park Route 2, this small, white forest chapel was founded in 1935 by…

8. Plaza de las Américas

6.89 MILES

With a few cafe-bars, San Sebastián's main square sits just over the road from the beach, overlooked by a 2018 statue of Christopher Columbus.