Casa La Oliva
Travel Blogs from San Sebastián de la Gomera
Today was our final biking so it started early at 8am. The tour of the ocean and banana plantations was amazing. This island continues to try and make a profit thru bananas but the competition is tough. The route was 11.5 miles with winding, rolling roads all along the sea. We got back to turn everything in and begin our wind down. Our last lunch was at the pool in beautiful sunny ...
... something exploded. It was time to put on our tennis shoes and enjoy lunch and exploration on our own. Lunch was some delicious salads stacked in layers in circles about 6 in in diameter. Martin had cod and i had shrimp, avocado and pineapple. We spent some time wandering thru the town square and waterfront. We made it back to the bikes to have a ride along the water to our hotel. In my hurry to get on the bike I failed ...
... us to our hotel in the middle of the afternoon to enjoy some relaxation. Our hotel room had been upgraded to a suite since we booked an extra day at the end of the trip. This suite was bigger than my first apartment with a huge deck overlooking the golf course and ocean. We had a private hot tub on the deck where I spent my afternoon relaxing. The entire hotel was spread out and featured many pools, gardens and spectacular views. The group met ...
... end on a sad or pessimistic note. What I can say at least, is that there will be other experiences to be had and cool new people to be met. You just need to make it happen. So make it happen girls and boys! I like the way Cecile bade me Au Revoir and Bon Voyage in her heavy French accent with Glaswegian inflections. She comes from Volvic originally, but lived Scotland most of her ...
... the magnificent foreshore. We headed back into the older section of town where we located a cafe opening onto an enclosed plaza along similar lines though smaller than the plaza's mayor we visited in both Madrid and Salamanca.
The local speciality here is called pinxtos and is a variation of the tapas theme. Plates of offerings line the counter and one simply grabs a plate and selects as one desires. We sampled six before returning for another three after devouring ...
Other places to stay in San Sebastián de la Gomera
Cerro de la Horca S/N, San Sebastián de la Gomera | 4 star hotelfrom $128
Ruiz De Padron 19, San Sebastián de la Gomera | 3 star hotelfrom $80
Ruiz de Padron, 68, San Sebastián de la Gomera | Hotelfrom $61
San Sebastián de la Gomera | 3 star hotelfrom $27