The meeting will be held in the building of the Cabildo de La Gomera, in San Sebastián de La Gomera, La Gomera island, Canary Islands, Spain. This 8000 inhabitants village has all the facilities needed for a relaxed touristic place, while keeping the charms of a small island. Both the meeting venue and the hotel(s) are centrally located within very short walking distance (seconds to minutes) from the beaches, small museums, and restaurants of San Sebastián de La Gomera. We note that the chairs of the meeting were born in this village, and therefore local expertise is guaranteed.
Figure. One of the beaches of San Sebastián de la Gomera facing the Teide vulcano in Tenerife
(+ conference organizer; October 2016)
Travelling to La Gomera
San Sebastián de la Gomera is located only 50 min by a fast and modern Ferry from Tenerife South Airport (TFS; plus a 20 min taxi from the pier to the airport). TFS is a busy airport having daily/frequent direct flights to several European capitals and many others European cities. La Gomera has also a small airport (30 min by bus from San Sebastian; buses scheduled following flight arrivals), which is connected twice a day with the Tenerife North Airport (TFN). TFN is very well connected to mainland Spain and other European cities.
Arriving to Tenerife South airport:
Arriving to Tenerife North airport:
Two Ferry companies to choose:
There are two ferry companies travelling from Tenerife (los Cristianos) to La Gomera (San Sebastian) and vice versa. Fred Olsen is slighly more modern/faster but both are good options and we recommend to take the most convenient one according to your trip schedule. We provide the websites where you can book the tickets, but they can be also bought directly in the Terminal of the harbour (which localion is obvious once you are in harbour). You should just tell the taxi driver that you want to go to "Puerto de los Cristianos" to take the "Ferry para La Gomera". Booking Ferry tickets in advanced is very rarely requiered as there are many per day and there are always tickets avaliable (unless you are travelling with a car on certain days).
= F (50 min trip) https://www.fredolsen.es/en
= A (60 min trip) http://www.navieraarmas.es/en/home
Preliminary Ferry time-table (please double-check!):
Puerto de Los Cristianos → San Sebastián de La Gomera
San Sebastián de La Gomera → Puerto de Los Cristianos
Rent a car in La Gomera
We recomend to rent a car in http://www.gomeracar.com/
This is a young and local company which offers special deals for the conference participants.
Taxi in La Gomera