THE DETAILS Getting There
Several ferries and jetfoils arrive daily at San Sebastián’s busy port, mostly from Los Cristianos on Tenerife, whose main airport is well connected to cities across Europe.
Where to Stay
Part of a state-run chain of Spanish heritage hotels and done up in Columbus-era style,
Parador de La Gomera
is San Sebastián’s—if not the island’s—top accommodation, with a cliff-top perch overlooking the town’s marina and ferry port. 34-922/871-100; parador.es; doubles from US$180.