The passing of Christopher Columbus by La Gomera is a development welcomed by the lords of the island, providing the necessary support and allow the provisioning of food, water and firewood.From here the adventure Columbus unknown on September 6, 1492. After the first trip, he went back to the island on October 5, 1493, and finally on May 30, 1498, as the last trip made by the admiral anchored in the bay of San Sebastian.
The population of the village is 625 inhabitants and about 125 houses around 1588 -1590. Urban space consists of four blocks, plus the unique buildings and alienated a group of houses near the mountain. This provision only change to the beginning of the last century.
The eighteenth century begins with a slow but steady recovery, so early in the next century the census of 1802 counted 1,800 residents in the town. Throughout the century the growth of the company exceeds the “limit” of the hermitage of San Sebastián, reaching Tanquito Plains.
Currently it is possible to do the Colombina Route leveraging its service Naviera Armas. A modern and ready ship that can move your car/vejhicle from Huelva to Santa Cruz de Tenerife. In just over 28 hours to reach the island where a ferry can lead us to La Gomera, and also to any of the islands with which Naviera Armas has maritime communication (see the link to view schedules and rates)