Playa de la Guancha
Favorite thing: This secluded beach can only be reached by foot or boat, for instance with a 4 km hike from San Sebastian.
This hike is described in detail here.
The beach itself is with stones, you can still lie there rather comfortable on a towel. It was a bit hard to enter and exit the sea due to the rocks in the water and the high waves. Water shoes would be recommended.
Don't be surprised to see people skinny dipping here....
Playa de la Cueva
Favorite thing: The best beach of San Sebasian if you ask me.
It is better than the beach directly at the center of San Sebastian (which overlooks the harbor) because of three things:
1) it doesn't suffer from the diesel stench of the ferries in the harbor
2) it got waves
3) it is sandy (at some places)
And it gives you a great view of Mount Teide of Tenerife!
hire a car
Favorite thing: Better hire a car than going in busess full of tourist going where the tour goes. feel free of going wherever you want.
Fondest memory: You will discover what BEAUTIFULLNES meant¡¡¡¡
you can be sure that here nobody will disturb you to sell you some souvenirs as in other places in the world.
- National/State Park
- Whale Watching
- Hiking and Walking
Useful walking guide
Favorite thing: Walking the wilder parts.
Fondest memory: My memories of La Gomera are a conglomerate of fine views, walking through splendid scenery, a great variety of vegetation, peace and quiet, no crowds, no noise, no traffic, enjoyable food, friendly and helpful people.
A useful guide - particularly for walking on La Gomera:
. ISBN 1-85691-218-3
. Landscapes of Southern Tenerife and La Gomera
. Noel Rochford
. Sunflower Landscapes
. Sunflower Books
. 12 Kendrick Mews
. London SW7 3HG
. United Kingdom
A further informative guide is available at:
- Hiking and Walking
Now you see it, Now you don't
Fondest memory: As our bus climbed its way up and around the hills and valleys and winding island roads, the pea-soupy fog rolled right on in on top of us. But it didn't last forever, and it did make for some eerie-cool photos while we had it.
Favorite thing: The journey starts at Tenerife which is the capital of the islands and then one has a choice of 7 islands to go to.They have quite many differences from each other,but i'd suggest to stay at one of them if you only have a few days (well i stayed 11 days ,9 of them at La Gomera).Only Tenerife is cosmopolitan and big ,so you make your choise.It is very helpful to speak some spanish so take a dictionary with you if you are not a fast learner.People are friendly and you will be waved all the time by strangers at street.Give them a 'Hola'! So,for start visit Canarias ( easy and helpful ,with maps,hotels,photos etc)
Fondest memory: A night at Valley Gran Rey when some old habitants obviously with music talents brougth their instruments and sang some cantatas during full moon.They DON'T do this for turists as les Gomeros have a long music tradition and very much enjoy music.It has some latin rythms but is different too.And don't forget to drink sagria...