When I happened to go to San Sebastián de la Gomera, it was siesta time (between 2pm and 5pm) so it felt a lot like a quiet Sunday. I recommend visiting well before 2pm and checking the place out in the evening as well. It’s a lovely little town to explore and chill out. If you’ve been to La Gomera or San Sebastián, I’d love to hear your recommendations.
There are many quaint restaurants, juice bars and café bars where you can get whatever you fancy. For souvenirs and clothing there are great shop choices near the town’s black sand beach and harbour. Asian shops supply anything from glow-in-the-dark nail varnish (I bought some unintentionally) to sewing kits and traditional earthenware. If you’re in search of picnic food, there are a small supermarkets that should have everything you may need.
The tourist office has a lot of info about the island that would help you plan your day trips. Below is the outside of the Iglesia de La Asunción which tough to miss being right in the middle of town. In and around the actual town is also a lovely town square, the harbour, a wide beach and Torre del conde. If you’re able to, take the twenty minute drive to Roque de Agando.
In a previous post I mentioned that I stayed a cab drive away in a lovely place called La Mangita. I’d definitely recommend it for the peaceful quietness, setting, sunrises and pool.