Northern La Gomera attractions

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…
Natural Feature in Northern La Gomera

Los Órganos

Something like a great sculpted basalt church organ rising from the ocean's depths, the utterly extraordinary cliffscape of Los Órganos clings to La Gomera's northernmost coastline and has been battered into its pre…
Viewpoint in Agulo

Mirador de Abrante

High above little Agulo, enjoying sprawling panoramas across the ocean to Tenerife, this Fred-Olsen-owned lookout point revolves around a spine-tingling glass box jutting out into thin air. There's also a Canarian c…
Beach in Hermigua

Playa de la Caleta

The best beach in the Hermigua area, 5km northeast of town, Playa de la Caleta is one of northern La Gomera's prettiest black-pebble beaches. Framed by rocky headlands, it has fabulous views across the water to Tene…
Church in Hermigua

Convento de Santo Domingo

At the heart of Hermigua's original village, just off Plaza Victoriano Darias Montesinos, this 16th-century church and monastery contains an intricately carved Mudéjar ceiling and is topped by a stone bell tower.
Beach in Alojera

Playa de Alojera

Jagged cliffs, rock formations and natural pools offshore lend a sense of drama to Alojera's sweeping, rarely crowded silty black beach, 1.5km west of town. Though no secret, it's ideal for swimming when there’s no …
Church in El Cedro

Ermita de Nuestra Señora de Lourdes

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 Englishwoman Florence Stephen Parry.
Beach in Hermigua

Playa de Santa Catalina

Backed by rippling banana plantations and feeling a little abandoned, Hermigua's rocky black beach is usually a bit too rough for swimming (the odd surfer pops by for a wave or two), but it does have a natural saltw…
Beach in Vallehermoso

Playa de Vallehermoso

A beautiful strip of rocky black beach pounded by waves and hemmed in by tall cliffs, 3km northeast of town. Two seasonal pools and a summer-only seafood-fuelled restaurant overlook the shore, and there's often a ki…