La Gomera Beach Guide
The rugged coastline of La Gomera is edged with towering cliffs indented with black sand and pebble beaches. The best and most accessible include the following.
Playa de Santiago – Unwind on this black sand and pebble beach that sits beneath dramatic mountains and flanks the pretty whitewashed buildings of an old fishing village, now La Gomera’s main beach resort.
Watch fisherman at work, enjoy pleasant walks in the surrounding countryside and wander along the beachfront promenade, home to several bars and seafood restaurants.
The nearby Hotel Jardin Tecina offers a range of creature comforts. Playa de Santiago is located on the southern coast of La Gomera, around 30km from the port of San Sebastian de La Gomera and just 2km from the airport.
Playa La Calera – Escape the crowds and enjoy magical sunsets from this long pebble beach that sits framed by towering black cliffs at the end of a dramatic gorge dotted with picture-perfect whitewashed villages, soaring palm trees and lush banana plantations.
Go whale and dolphin watching from the little harbour, try rock climbing and abseiling in the surrounding cliffs and mountains or enjoy hiking though the hills with trails leading to panoramic lookouts.
Relax in the bars and seafood restaurants of La Calera and unwind with creature comforts at the cliff top Hotel Playa Calera. Playa La Calera is located on the west coast of La Gomera, around 55km from the port of San Sebastian de La Gomera.
Playa de Alojera – Breathe in the dramatic scenery at this awesome black-pebble beach that sits beneath a tiny whitewashed village surrounded by soaring cliffs at the mouth of a valley dotted with palm trees, orchards and small villages.
Come for a day or stay longer at one of several converted villas that dot the hillsides. Playa de Alojera is located on the west coast of La Gomera, around 46km from the port of San Sebastian de La Gomera.