La Gomera, Canary Islands

La Gomera is one of Spain's Canary Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa. In area, it is the second-smallest of the seven main islands of this group. It is divided into six municipalities; its capital is San Sebastian.

La Gomera is home to La Garajonay National Park, a world heritage site with extensive forested area on top of the island. It is a great location for hiking and viewing flora and fauna.

Things to see and do

* Garajonay National Park
* Alto de Garajonay – summit of the island
* Laurisilva Forest
* Valle Gran Rey - Stunning terraces in the upper valley
* Los Organos - striking basalt columns

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – Spanish
Population – 25,000 approx
Land Area – 369.7 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 34

Port Location – The main port is located at the capital San Sebastian.

Transport Links – The airport near Playa Santiago is served only by local planes from Tenerife Nord and Gran Canaria airports. Most people fly to Tenerife South, then get a ferry from nearby Los Cristianos.

By ferry from Los Cristianos in Tenerife to San Sebastian de la Gomera or directly to Playa Santiago or Valle Gran Rey. Takes about 40 minutes.

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