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How to Spend 1 Day in La Gomera

How to Spend 1 Day in La Gomera

Less frenetic than neighboring Tenerife or Gran Canaria, La Gomera—among the smallest islands in the Canary archipelago—benefits from its relative peace and quiet. If you plan carefully, you can experience its unspoiled wilderness, mountainous topography, and lovely beaches all in one day. Here’s how.

Morning: Explore by Sea

Because it has no airport of its own, the petite island of La Gomera is much less crowded than most of its Canarian brethren, though high-speed ferries make it easy to zip over from Tenerife for a day. Begin your island excursions with a morning boat tour. Whale- and dolphin-watching journeys will introduce you to the area’s wealth of wildlife, while self-led boat tours make it easy to snorkel, swim, and discover some of the most spectacular black-sand beaches along the island’s southern coast (some of which are only accessible by boat).

Afternoon: National Park Excursions

In the afternoon, after a restorative bite, trade the beaches for the forest and journey into La Gomera’s heart (happily, the island is just 14 miles—22 kilometers—in diameter, so this is less challenging than it sounds). Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, occupies the center of the island, and hiking tours make it easy to wander amidst lush laurel forests and semitropical vegetation, hike towards the Pico de Garajonay for panoramic island views, and admire La Gomera’s volcanic topography as you journey.

Evening: Dinner and Sightseeing in San Sebastián

Before retreating to your hotel (or returning by ferry to Tenerife), make your way to the island’s small, rainbow-hued capital city of San Sebastián. As the sun starts to set, go for a brief wander around town, where you can spy churches, stroll along the beach, and spot landmarks related to Christopher Columbus, who set sail for the New World from La Gomera. Venture to a local eatery to enjoy fresh seafood, and even try wine made from the local Forastera grape.

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Whale and Dolphin Watching in the Canary Islands

Whale and Dolphin Watching in the Canary Islands

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Realize your dreams of watching whales and dolphins in their natural environment on a sailing tour from Valle Gran Rey in the Canary Islands. Climb aboard a traditional Canarian fishing boat and allow your expert guide to transport you to spots rife with marine life. Gain fascinating insight into the behavior and physiology of mammals like whales and dolphins and enjoy the tranquility of the ocean during this unforgettable tour.
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  • 4 hours
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Full Day Tour of La Gomera

Full Day Tour of La Gomera

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Explore the tiny Canary Island of La Gomera on this guided bus tour. Get an insider’s view with a local guide and stop by the Mirador de Palmarejo, a restaurant designed by famed artist and architect César Manrique. Check out the traditional architecture and pottery of El Cercado, enjoy a walk in the island’s lush national park, and glimpse the waters of Epina via Vallehermoso on this budget-friendly outing.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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$42.70
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La Gomera Rain Forest National Park Tour

La Gomera Rain Forest National Park Tour

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Learn about the La Gomera Rain Forest with this guided hike. Explore a tropical national park on foot and reach scenic viewpoints, including overlooking Pico del Garajonay. Visit the island’s best-known pilgrimage chapel and stop for photographs along the hike. A small group size ensures personal attention from your guide.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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$40.04
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La Gomera's Forest of Fables National Park Tour

La Gomera's Forest of Fables National Park Tour

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Hike through the Forest of Fables National Park with this half-day tour. Escape the bustle of the city and hike through the oldest part of the laurel forest. The itinerary includes a picnic in the middle of the forest and a visit to the village of El Cercado. A small group size ensures an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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