1. The Northern Route

Hermigua - Agulo - Vallehermoso - Garajonay - San Sebastián - Hermigua

The traditional villages

The lush north of Garajonay National Park

Traditional cuisine

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Hermigua is a rich agricultural valley with several clusters of houses along its basin. Don’t miss its “Valle Alto”, with the Parque Etnográfico and The Convent.

El Convento - Church of Santo Domingo (1515-1520)

The spiritual center of the neighborhood of the same name, only the temple is still owned by the Church, since the rest of the convent was sold and converted into housing. The area is worth a walk through its streets.

The Davit

Currently transformed into a natural pool, the impressive stone columns remain as a vestige of their purpose. If you feel inclined, a dip in the pool under their columns is an experience not to be missed.

The Ethnographic Park of La Gomera

An essential visit point in this valley. A deep insight into the traditional culture and landscapes carved by man in the history of the island.

Where to eat

In the Ethnographic Park Terrace Cafe they offer juices, snacks, dishes, salads and hamburgers ideal for recharging the batteries. Let's drive on!

Agulo, founded in 1607, is known as the “bonbon” of La Gomera because of its beauty and shape. Its location between cliffs and like a balcony over the sea is impressive.

Walking route

Walking around Agulo is very easy with the panelled urban route to discover its hidden treasures.

The Visitors Center

Between Agulo and the Mirador de Abrante, we drive past the Garajonay National Park Visitors' Center. It shows you the characteristics of the Laurel Rainforest and the National Park.

Abrante Viewpoint

Passing Agulo and on the way to Vallehermoso we make a detour to discover the Abrante Viewpoint. A photo on its glass footbridge is a must.

Where to eat

In the middle of the Agulo route, the Tasca Las Cruces offers tapas and rations with high-quality ingredients.

Vallehermoso was a flourishing cultural hub at the beginning of the 20th Century. Now it is a quiet village surrounded by mountains and in the shadow of Roque Cano, the largest on the island.

The Main Square

Gathered around its main square, we can walk through its streets to discover the church and traditional buildings.

Macayo

The visit to Vallehermoso continues on the way to Garajonay, through the Macayo ravine dotted with cozy houses and palm trees.

Where to eat

Tasca El Carraca or Bodegón Agana, we wouldn't know which we recommend more. Yummy!

From Vallehermoso we access the Garajonay National Park, which we cross from west to east towards San Sebastian. 

Los Chorros de Epina

A water spring that, according to legend, allows a glimpse into the future. And without being so mystical, a spot to visit where you can bird watch and explore the chapel of San Isidro.

La Laguna Grande

A small circular route allows us to walk without much effort through a fine sample of "Fayal-brezal".

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El Alto (The Peak)

We can't fail to reach the summit of the island. We will see La Gomera from an exceptional point of view.

Los Roques Viewpoints

Intertwined with the Roques, these viewpoints allow us to look out over San Sebastian and Benchijigua. Stunning views towards Tenerife.

San Sebastian, founded in the 15th century, is the capital and main port of La Gomera. It is worth a quiet walk to discover its corners, shops and restaurants. Being the end of the route you might be tempted to head back to rest first, but don’t miss it!

La Cueva beach

A crescent-shaped beach topped by "La Antorcha", a monument erected for the passage of the 1968 Mexican Olympics fire.

Going to Hermigua

On the way to Hermigua we will find several viewpoints. They are well worth a stop to discover the landscapes and views of the valley's inland.

City Center

There is no lack of traditional buildings to visit: The Count's Tower, The Customs House, The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, The House of Columbus and The Hermitage.

Where to eat

Enjoy the finest cuisine at the Tasca La Salamandra or the restaurant Caprichos de La Gomera.