Isla de la Gomera Warnings and Dangers

  • San Sebastian City Beach
    San Sebastian City Beach
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  • San Sebastian City Beach
    San Sebastian City Beach
    by Pijlmans
  • A hard days drive
    A hard days drive
    by scottishvisitor

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    Beach of San Sebastian

    by Pijlmans Written Jan 11, 2014
    San Sebastian City Beach
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    Although it is large and overlooks the harbor, I do not recommend the city beach of San Sebastian.

    It suffers from the diesel exhausts of the ferries that continuously come and go.

    You're better off at the Playa de la Cueva at the other site of the harbor.

    Or if you feel adventurous, visit the secluded Playa de Guancha.

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    Beware Of The Mist

    by steventilly Written Mar 30, 2006

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    Garajonay National Park, La Gomera

    La Gomera can often be shrouded in mist, especially up in the mountains. Some of the valleys can trap mist too while others remain free, depending on the prevailing conditions. When driving from A to B on La Gomera be aware that you may have to negotiate narrow twisting roads in dense hill fog.

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    Hire an Italian driver

    by scottishvisitor Written Apr 7, 2005

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    A hard days drive

    Don't try these tracks in your hire car.
    Antonio was the lead driver on the Island trip & took every opportunity to scare every one witless
    Don't worry - the tracks were empty - no one else would aspire to such great heights.

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    • Mountain Climbing

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    Not many

    by fassolia Updated Jun 12, 2004

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    You drink bottled water.I had a bad luck to have all my money in 100 USD notes and they told me i could't exchange it because there were false dollars spread at that time.I was desperate but ,fortunatelly,i finally found a bank that would accept it ( plenty of banks at la Gomera).

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    Drive carefully, and don't try...

    by maykal Written Aug 29, 2002

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    Drive carefully, and don't try to compete with the locals speedy and dangerous style of driving - they know the roads better than you do, and they know where the bends and the potential suicidal cliffdrops are! Every day at around 3pm, a heavy mist descends on the Garajonay forest, reducing visibility, so try not to be driving through the park at that time. The sea is very rough with strong undercurrents, plus there are no lifeguards anywhere - only for very strong swimmers!

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