In southern Gomera Island, this sun-soaked beach resort is a popular tourist spot because of the area’s great weather and gorgeous sandy shoreline. Tucked in a bay between a rocky promontory and a terraced hillside, Playa de Santiago includes the towns of Lomada de Tecina and Laguna de Santiago and a fishing village. This sheltered position and a refreshing lack of overdevelopment makes this beach quieter than other Canarian resorts such as Puerto del Carmen on Lanzarote Island. With a 10-meter-wide shoreline that extends for one kilometer, sunbathers have plenty of room to spread out. The beach has calm, crystal-clear waters ideal for swimming. Near the beach’s fishing harbor are many hotels and restaurants that serve excellent seafood meals.