Located on the south side of the island, Alajero is a municipality symbolized by its plains and grazing and cereal lands. In the main village, that bears the same name, the visitor can walk through its narrow streets, see its characteristic stone houses and meet its friendly people. With well-cultivated plots and many paths that lead us to different villages found in its territory such as Imada, Arguayoda, Agalán or El Paso.
The primary sector in the area Alajeró has been the principal part of its economy. Goats in the area of Arguayoda. Targa is one of the most important neighborhoods in the municipality of Alajeró. Santiago is the tourist beach, destination for excellence of the municipality, that counts with the longest beach of the island. Each September, the hermitage of El Paso receives thousands of pilgrims during the traditional festivals. Among its Heritage, apart from its well-kept local architecture, stands the church of El Salvador (seventeenth century), a beautiful example of classical architecture where the hallmark is the Crucified Christ (XVI), one of the oldest sculptures of the island of La Gomera.
If you descend through its ravines, connected by well-marked trails, you will stop in time and see how the island was for many years, with small groups of stone houses and very characteristic endemic vegetation. You can also find plenty of flocks and well-structured terraces on the way, that made Alajeró known as “land of bread and pantry on the island” in the past.
By the sea, we must highlight Playa Santiago, a fishing village and tourist spot, with several resources including good restaurants where you can enjoy the delights of the sea, coming fresh from its natural port straight to the table.
Don´t forget that Alajeró has interesting examples of traditional culture. The people of la Gomera celebrate festivities of El Paso every September of the year bringing together thousands of locals and visitors. We must also highlight the Tapahuga pilgrimage by the sea, taking place in August, or traditional “Fiestas de Santiago” in July.