The Ultimate Guide to Driving to Mirador de la Retama
Mirador de la Retama is an observation deck at an elevation of 796m (2,611ft) above the sea level, located in the western part of the island La Gomera, in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife of the Canary Islands, Spain.
The paved road to the viewpoint is the wonderful and spectacular GM-1. It’s the main road of the island between La Gomera's capital and the northern town of Hermiga. The road has a lot of twists and turns. Every curve on the road down to the sea reveals a new view of the valley. The road passes impressive cliff-faces and idyllic settlements. The scenery is breathtaking.
Nestled on the west side of the Valle Gran Rey (Valley of the Great King), the road is in very good condition and leads you amongst the rough coastline of the island taking you deep into its mountains. The road curves down into the valley, once well known for its seclusion.