Top things to do in La Gomera

Top Choice National Park in Parque Nacional de Garajonay

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 Atlantic t…
Top Choice Canarian in Southern La Gomera

Casa Efigenia

On the Parque Nacional de Garajonay's southern border, this charmingly rustic institution is the island's must-try for La Gomera cuisine in all its simple deliciousness. Efigenia started cooking for local road engin…
Top Choice International in Playa Santiago

Junonia

A local favourite overlooking the harbour, with an elegant dining room full of edgy contemporary artwork, Junonia fuses ambitious creativity with classic La Gomera cuisine courtesy of internationally trained chef Fr…
Top Choice Seafood in Hermigua

El Faro

Perched above banana plantations near the beach, with tables on a breezy rooftop and a sleek whitewashed dining room, this warm standout restaurant delivers Canarian classics, punchy pastas, crispy salads and some o…
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; fro…
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 Bobadilla, t…
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, farming …
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 gallery s…
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 be…
Canarian in El Cedro

Bar La Vista

With bench-style tables overlooking El Cedro's green basin, this traditional bar-restaurant is popular for its heartwarming local food, like papas arrugadas (wrinkly potatoes), tangy red mojo, goat's cheese bocadill…