Tucked in Spain, La Gomera is the second smallest island in the Canary Island chain. But don’t let its size fool you.
Despite being small, the island offers tons of activities full of adventure and new discovery you’ve never seen or heard of before.
If you’re planning a trip to La Gomera, here are the best things to do in La Gomera island!
Hike at Garajonay
Proclaimed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Garajonay consists of 70% laurel forest. Walking through the area will make you feel like you’re in some movie where fairies, elves, and other magical creatures reside.
The park is very accessible thanks to its multiple entry points. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can wander around the area on your own or you can take a tour with the locals.
Check out Torre del Conde
Surrounded by a beautiful park, the Torre del Conde is one La Gomera island’s oldest architecture. A visit here will help you learn a lot about the history of the island.
The fort was built around 1445 to 1450. It was established to serve as a tower repelling outside attacks. This same building was where the wife of Hernán Peraza, Beatriz de Bobadilla barricaded herself from the uprising of gomeros until help arrived.
What makes this tourist spot great is that it’s free for viewing. Hooray for free stuff!
Chill by Valle Gran Rey
Valle Gran Rey is a top spot for watching the sunset. It’s the perfect place to grab a beer or two, drink with a friend and watch the nightly fire dancing with some pipe and drum music. If you’re up for some Canarian food trip, Valle Gran Rey restaurants have it.
Located beside a cliff, the town of Agulo is an excellent viewpoint of the Atlantic Ocean and the top of Mount Teide from the neighboring island Tenerife.
Agulo is one of the oldest villages ever built on the island and even considered as the most beautiful. Its cobbled winding streets and traditional Canarian architecture make it a beautiful place to go for a relaxing walk.
To get there, you’ll have to pass through a country road with the most stunning views. Don’t miss the church of San Marcos when you visit this place!
Take a Boat Tour to the Los Organos Natural Monument
You can’t go to La Gomera and not see the Los Organos Natural Monument. It is a stunning beauty created by Mother Nature which should definitely be on your bucket list.
Nearly 700 meters high, the Los Organos Natural Monument is a cliff composed of ancient volcanic rocks that look like a church pipe organ. Located on the north side of the island, the only way to view this wonder is from the sea. You can either join a boat excursion or hire a charter boat. Whichever you prefer.
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