San Sebastian de la Gomera, Islands CanarySan Sebastian de la Gomera, Islands Canary

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    This little known is famous in the whole Canary islands. Cool spot, but not so singular!
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      Description is ok.
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      Yes, but you could have added a plan!
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      Yes!
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      Hum... You write about many different spots in this article Fritz!
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San Sebastian is Gomera island ferries hub. Take some time to visit this town.

My experience, Explo description: 

Small town of 8,500 inhabitants located on the South-east part of the island, San Sebastian was a stopover on Christopher Colombus’ road to America in 1492.

Then, the city quickly knew a successful period, with the development of the transatlantic trade : it was one of the best sheltered ports the Canary islands.

An English invasion attempt failed in 1739.

The old town around the Plaza Americas has a pleasant pedestrian area with beautiful houses with carved wooden balconies.

Close to the sea, in the small park of Praia de la Villa, the "Torre del Conde" fortin was built in 1447. It is considered as the main example of military architecture of the Canary Islands.

Beautiful black sand beaches. The largest, Playa de San Sabastian is just before the city. 500m East is an other beach, Playa de la Cueva, which is smaller and nicer. You can reach it passing by the port, and then under a small tunnel.