La Gomera is the second smallest of the seven main Canary Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa.
The unspoilt, beautiful island of La Gomera is best explored on foot as it offers an extensive network of paths through the lush rainforest and across the national park. At the end of most valleys, you will find lovely black sandy beaches where you can relax after your hike, too.
The island is also home to a number of pretty chapels which are well worth seeing, most notably the 16th Century Church and Convent of Santo Domingo in Hermigua to the north.
La Gomera’s main port can be found in San Sebastian de La Gomera on the east coast. There are a couple of ferry routes provided to the nearby Canary Islands, with frequent daily crossings to choose from.
El Hierro is the West most and most remote island of the Canary Islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, with stark volcanic landscape and cliff-lined shores. El Hierro was consider the end of the world for a long time until Columbus sailed the ocean in 1492.
With less than 2000 residents in its biggest town, the remote island of El Hierro is a perfect escape from busy city life.