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La Gomera

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Bananas on La Gomera
Bananas on La Gomera

La Gomera is a smaller island, about 20 nm from the south of Tenerife away. The island is covered with mountains and hills and is much less touristic than Tenerife. The hotels and flats are more discreet than on Tenerife. However, here you hardly can find sandy beaches.

The northern coast does not offer many places for sailors, on the south there are a few places.

Be careful in the strait between Tenerife and La Gomera. At the coast of La Gomera there are zones with very strong wind accelerations because of cape- and funnel-effects. It starts suddenly, so be prepared to reef early.

[edit] Marinas and anchorages

  • San Sebastian - Capital of the island with a modern marina. Nearly no tourism.
  • Valle Gran Rey - Some few berths in a harbour and an anchorage very near to the town. Some, mainly german tourists and nice places.

[edit] Tips and need-to-knows

  • In the strait between Tenerife and La Gomera you often can see dolphins and whales.
  • In the north there are cliffs, looking like organ pipes. They can be seen only from the sea. Don't waste time to go there, it sounds much greater than it is.

[edit] Sailing Trips