San Sebastian (La Gomera)
Wander between San Sebastian's faded pastel hues which spill across the coastline and bathe in this seaside city's warm sunshine as waves splash onto sunny beaches. A sleepy capital city travellers have been resting relaxing and rejuvenating here for centuries – including Christopher Columbus whose presence remains in museums dedicated to his visit. Silbo an extraordinary whistling language used to communicate over great distances adds even more cultural fascination to this luscious island’s mountain scenery crafts and traditions. Head to beaches like Playa de San Sebastian to revel in the black volcanic sand that the Canaries are known for and Playa de la Cueva where you can look across to Tenerife’s soaring cone. Or explore this island's own natural wonders at the verdant terraced landscapes of La Gomera’s UNESCO World Heritage Site Garajonay National Park. Trek through the trails of Laurisilva forests laurel plants and heather trees. La Laguna Grande is another elegant location of colourful natural beauty where island legends of witchcraft swirl. Discover ceramic traditions - handed down through generations - at El Cercado where glazed jugs used to store chestnuts are moulded by hand. Squeeze more local charms into your bulging suitcase along San Sebastian’s pretty Calle Real street - where everything from palm honey to woven baskets and local snacks are up for grabs. Or settle into city squares where life plays out in palm tree shade and café gatherings.