Departure from San Sebastián, which is the island´s capital, main harbour and a pretty village of about 7,000 inhabitants. This is where Columbus prepared and supplied his ships, and is highlighted by the church of La Asunción, where Columbus and his crew attended mass before setting out on their expedition to the New World.
We drive to Degollada Peraza and arrive at a viewpoint known as Los Roques de Agando - an impressive rock formation. We continue towards Pajarito, towards the village of Chipude and then to El Cercado - famous for its pottery. The stone houses of El Cercado are nestled in a beautiful, terraced landscape. The village is known for its artisans and fine pottery, a tradition passed from one generation to another. To this day, the potters make their ceramics using traditional methods.
We continue to the village of Arure, where we will see a demonstration of the unique whistling language ”El Silbo,” used for centuries on La Gomera to communicate over long distances. This way of communicating was recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in September 2009. During the demonstration, we also get to taste the local liquor; Mistela.
Our return departure is from Arure, to Degollada de Peraza, and back to San Sebastián.