The island of La Gomera is an accessible island. Here you will find accommodations, restaurants, transportation, activities, beaches, points of interest and even adapted trails for those with mobility problems.
Among the accessible beaches on the island of La Gomera we find Playa de Santiago. This half-kilometer long beach is located in the municipality of Alajeró and has an area suitable for people with mobility difficulties. It is accessible by car, since it is located in an urban environment with parking lots.
The beach of San Sebastián de La Gomera is another accessible beach on the island. This beach comprised of black sand and calm waters is located next to the port of the capital and also has parking.
In addition, in the capital of the island is the Playa de la Cueva, a black sand beach located in a rustic place that can be accessed by car through the Port of San Sebastian, and also has a parking area.
In the municipality of Valle Gran Rey there are also several beaches easily accessible for people with difficulties. La Calera Beach, La Puntilla Beach or Puerto de Vueltas Beach are the options you will find in this town. All of them have black sand, with moderate waves throughout the year and have parking lots.
Enjoying the trails on the island of La Gomera is possible for everyone who wishes to visit. There are several trails on the island that have been specially adapted so that people with mobility difficulties can access them.
This is the case of the Los Barranquillos trail. This is a circular trail that can be accessed through the parking lots located in the Piedra Hincada area. This trail has a low difficulty and a length of 0.8 kilometers that can be covered in just 20 minutes.
Access to the highest point of the island, the Alto de Garajonay, is also an accessible trail. This trail is suitable for anyone through the access located from the Contadero parking area. The route is 2.5 kilometers long and of medium difficulty, and takes about 60 minutes.
In addition to these trails, there are 3 others of low difficulty but which are adapted for people with reduced mobility: the trails of the Cañada de Jorge, the Jardín de las Creces and the access to the Hermitage located in the Chorros de Epina.
Accessible Points of Interest
- Laguna Grande
The Laguna Grande [Great Lagoon] recreation area is one of the island’s accessible points. In this area, which has parking lots and can be accessed by car, you can find trails, information points and even a restaurant. In addition, the trails located in the area of La Laguna Grande are also trails accessible to the general public. This involves a series of circular trails of low difficulty, among which is a small walk adapted for wheelchairs.
- The Juego de Bolas Visitor Center
Located in the area of La Palmita and at the foot of Garajonay National Park, the Juego de Bolas Visitor Center is a space where tourists can enjoy various exhibitions, an ethnographic museum, live craft workshops and a botanical garden that includes the typical species of the island. This building is fully accessible to all persons with mobility difficulties.
- Abrante Lookout
The Abrante Lookout is another of the most outstanding tourist attractions on the island and is included in places accessible to all types of people. It is the only floating lookout, with a glass floor, of La Gomera from which you can observe the municipality of Agulo from the heights.
- Gofio de los Telares Mill
This accessible site is located in the municipality of Hermigua. This is a gofio mill where visitors can l can learn firsthand how this typical product of Gomeran gastronomy is made.
In addition to these places, La Gomera has other points of tourist interest that are accessible like the Ethnographic Museum, the Archaeological Museum, the Loceras Interpretation Center in El Cercado, the Palm Honey Interpretation Center of Alojera, the Maritime Park of Vallehermoso, etc.
Most of the lookouts on the island of La Gomera are located a few meters from the road, which makes them fully accessible.
Among them, the most outstanding are the Mirador de Abrante and the Mirador Lomo del Dinero, in the municipality of Agulo; the Mirador de La Laja in San Sebastián and the Mirador de la Curva del Queso in Valle Gran Rey.