La Gomera: The Wild Canarian Island!

Spain, San Sebastian de La Gomera Guide (B): La Gomera: The Wild Canarian Island!

Only a few days after moving to Tenerife, I went to a short trip to la Gomera (Canary Islands, Spain). Every day I saw its impressive silhouette from my house in Puerto Santiago, Tenerife...and every day my wanderlust grew bigger and bigger! The original plan was to visit la Gomera in one day... but I quickly realized that you can perfectly spent there an entire week... without seeing all the hidden jewels of its 370 km²!

In only 1 hour you get to the capital by ferry departing from Los Cristianos, Tenerife (2 companies connect both islands: Fred Olsen and Armas Naviera). The capital San Sebastián is super tiny and is starting point of many hiking routes and excursions on the island. I fell in love with its architecture and its colourful houses reminding the Carribean. San Sebastián's history is closely linked to Christopher Columbus. After leaving Palos de la Frontera, the discoverer stepped by in la Gomera before discovering the New World. In this regard, the city has a "Casa Columbus" and "Casa de la Duana" where Columbus supposedly took the water to bless the new continent. Unfortunately it was closed for works, otherwise I would have loved to bath in its fortunate water!  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: La Gomera: The Wild Canarian Island!
Guide Location: Spain » San Sebastian de La Gomera
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Las Carabelas   Plaza de la Constitución   Mirador de Abrante   Molino de Gofio   Church of Assumption   Torre del Conde  
Author: Paulina On The Road
Read it on author's website: http://www.paulinaontheroad.com/2016/08/03/la-gomera-the-wild-canarian-island