The island of La Gomera is the second smallest of the Canary Islands and is located in the western province. The capital is San Sebastián de La Gomera, the island’s population is around 24,000. Admiral Christopher Columbus stopped at La Gomera on his voyage to discover the New World, therefore the island is also known as the Columbian Island.
You can explore La Gomera by hiking and/or taking long walks around the island. If you follow old donkey paths or steep hills, you can find wonderful and beautiful spots throughout the island. The Garajonay National Park is located on the island and housing some fantastic hiking trails and tons to discover. In the southwest, there is Valle Gran Rey, while the north houses Vallehermoso and Hermigua. All three locations are ideal for hikes to start. Various footpaths will lead you past rock-faces, deep ravines, glorious viewpoints, and lush green forests.