The island's capital

San Sebastian La Gomera

San Sebastian, on La Gomera, is a delightful little town on a quiet island.  It is the island's capital and the main port. If you are looking for a holiday involving relaxation, coupled with some gentle exploration by car, bicycle or on foot, this unspoilt island could be for you.

The port of San Sebastian is the hub of the island and is busy bringing visitors by ferry from nearby Tenerife. The town itself has a beach, schools, shops, little shaded squares and a few restaurants and cafés and of course some historical sites.

Prestige Holidays offer the lovely, characterful Parador de la Gomera here – 250 metres above the town of San Sebastian, perched on a cliff top. As you can imagine the views from the Parador are spectacular.

On the water

San Sebastian, due to its location, offers a wealth of water sports activities including deep sea fishing, scuba diving, sailing and fishing. Or why not just enjoy a boat trip around the island, much more relaxing!

Christopher Columbus

There is evidence that Christopher Columbus visited the island in 1492, as it was his last point of departure on his journey to the discovery of America. So be sure to visit the Museo-Casa de Colón (the house of Christopher Columbus), which highlights the important role played by the island in the discovery of America.


Inland from San Sebastian the terrain is quite different with plunging ravines, dramatic valleys and the Garajonay National Park. This area is perfect for walking, hiking or mountain biking. We would be delighted to introduce experienced walkers to a very knowledgeable, expert local guide to make the most of your time on the island.

Ancient Whistling Language

La Gomera’s deep ravines have given rise to a unique whistled language, called silbo, which can be heard up to two miles away. You can still hear it today on the island as it is now taught as part of the curriculum in the schools on La Gomera.