Visit the beautiful Island of La Gomera! It’s peaceful and beautiful and also known as “Isla Mágica” (the magical island). It is the second smallest of the Canary Islands, measuring barely 20 kilometers from north to south. It is an ecological treasure, and the coast is dotted with small beaches set between cliffs. La Gomera has a rugged coastline with small black-sand beaches and is a paradise for nature lovers. With its diverse landscape, you can go from palm-covered valleys to huge canyons; from arid coastal areas with waters ideal for scuba diving, to fascinating forests, crammed with vegetation. There is something for everyone here! Read more about all of the beautiful Canary Islands here or on Pinterest.
La Palma Weather – When to Visit
La Gomera has hot summers and very mild winters usually with year round sunshine. For the warmest temperatures. the best time to visit La Palma is between August and September. The hottest month of the year is August with an average daily maximum of 81°F and an average low of 75°F. The coolest month of the year is February with an average daily maximum of 68°F and an average low of 61°F. You will be able to enjoy the beach with sea temperatures averaging 73°F or above from June to November.
Best La Palma Beaches
Playa de Santiago
Playa de Santiago is a blue flag beach for the quality of its waters, accessibility and the services it provides, this wide beach of black volcanic sand beach has a breakwater that makes it perfect for swimmers looking for a quiet beach without waves. In addition, you can rent jet skis, kayde aks, boats, etc. If you are looking for a beach where you can have fun with friends or family, Playa de Santiago is for you.
Playa de La Sepultura
This beautiful unspoiled cove is away from the urban centers and its access is quite long and complicated, but it is the perfect beach. If you are looking for peace and quiet and a less crowded beach with wonderful water, this is it.
Playa de San Sebastian
Located next to the port of San Sebastian, this black sand beach has a lot of available services and is easily accessible, making it ideal for a day at the beach with the family.
This unspoiled black sand beach is great for those seeking the intimacy of a not so crowded beach. A path connects it with La Rajita Beach and it is the perfect place to enjoy the stunning scenery of La Gomera.
La Caleta Beach is one of the best beaches in the north of La Gomera. It is a sheltered cove with a beautiful landscape. Here you will find a kiosk-bar, barbecue grills, bathrooms and showers, making it perfect for a quiet day at the beach.
Best La Palma Tours & Activities
Whale Watching La Gomera
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. Book Your Whale Watching Tour Here.
Private Tour Teide National Park: Hiking and Stargazing
Would you like to know a unique landscape, enjoy a sunset and the stars in small groups? If you are one of those who flee from the masses of tourists, this activity is for you. Visit the Teide National Park at dusk, we will make a trail and enjoy a magnificent sunset. Volcanic history, legends and stargazing will delight the participants. Book Your Teide National Park Private Tour Here.
Inflatable Boat Without a License
Enjoy on your own with the rental of this boat and know the entire south coast of La Gomera without the need for someone to take you. Book Your Inflatable Boat Tour Here.
Hiking in the Garajonay
This is a friendly and sustainable hike, a paradise in the middle of the Atlantic, an enchanted island where you can observe a living nature in the Garajonay National Park. You will learn the legends and history of La Gomera. Book Your Garajonay Hike Here.
Kayaks for rent in Playa de Santiago
Renting one of our kayaks you will discover incredible places of peace and tranquility, only accessible by sea. The calm sea of the south of La Gomera will invite you to carry out this activity, taking you a pleasant experience Book Your Kayaks for Rent in Playa de Santiago Here.
Best La Palma Restaurants
Casa Efigenia Under $10
This charming rustic institution is the island’s must-try for La Gomera cuisine in all its simple deliciousness. The communal tables and set family-style vegetarian menu are still here: puchero gofio (vegetable-based stew), mixed salad, almogrote and almond flan, plus homemade cakes, juices and lemonade. Telephone: 34 922 80 40 77 Web: Casa Efigenia
Junonia $11 – 30
Junonia has an elegant dining room with contemporary artwork, and fuses creativity with classic La Gomera cuisine. Enjoy a sophisticated take on Italian dishes like black pasta with salmon in lobster-vodka-and-prawn sauce and exquisitely prepared fish. Telephone: 34 648 81 01 00 Web: Junonia
Parador de La Gomera $30 and Over
Amid white-cloth tables and beautiful subtropical gardens, this elegant restaurant is San Sebastián’s most refined dining spot, specializing in Canarian favorites – from smoked goat’s cheese to roast lamb to grouper with patatas arrugadas. Telephone: 34 922 87 11 00 Web: Parador de La Gomera
La Cuevita $11 – 30
In a natural cave beside a small chapel at the west end of town, with low lighting and earthy-red tablecloths, well-established La Cuevita serves Canarian wines alongside fine fresh local seafood – tuna, vieja (parrot fish), chocos (cuttlefish) – and grilled meats. Telephone: 34 922 89 55 68 Web: La Cuevita
La Tasca $11 – 30
Spread over two traditional cottages with four dining rooms, this intimate tavern is popular with both gomeros and visitors. On the expansive, unpretentious menu, pizzas, risottos, pastas and mainland-style tapas mingle with Canarian dishes.. Telephone: 34 922 14 15 98 Web: La Tasca
Best La Palma Bars
A fun-filled La Playa club/piano bar hosting a great regular line-up of live music and events – from flamenco performances to tango workshops to DJ parties. Web: Gomera Lounge
Live music, DJ sets and laid-back vibes on a leafy garden terrace just inland from Vueltas’ harbor. Telephone: 34 922 80 61 04 Web: Bar Cacatua