The second smallest of the Canary Islands, La Gomera is a popular tourist destination, known for its black-sand beaches and laid-back island atmosphere.
The island’s capital city and main port San Sebastian de la Gomera is not only famous for its lush, mountainous landscape, but is also known for its connections to Christopher Columbus. It’s believed that the great explorer stopped by the harbour in 1492 before his departure to America. The island boasts a museum dedicated to Columbus called the Casa del Colon. Another major attraction is the Torre del Conde, a tower visible in the heart of the valley, and a good example of the island’s 15th century military architecture; it was also the first building to be constructed on any of the Canaries! Today it remains on its original site and is thought to be perfectly preserved from when it was built in 1447.
For a taste of the local agriculture, be sure to stop by Hermigua, the centre of the town’s banana industry. Locals claim to have the world’s best climate, as it’s warm year-round. For amazing discounts on hotels, discover the offers from Hotels4u.com.