A faster alternative to tackling La Gomera’s roads is the Fred Olsen Benchi Express water taxi, which links San Sebastián with Valle Gran Rey (€8, 40 minutes) via Playa Santiago (€8, 30 minutes), three times daily in each direction.
Guagua Gomera Runs a comprehensive network of buses throughout the island.
Car & Motorcycle
Driving is by far the easiest way to explore the island, though La Gomera has a limited number of rental cars available so book ahead. Car-rental agencies will have your vehicle waiting for you at the port or airport on arrival. Bear in mind that the narrow, winding local roads mean drives can take longer than expected.