31. Golf del Sur, Tenerife Canary Islands, Spain
If you want to get away from the cold of Europe and soak up some sun, this is the place to go in the Winter time and the summer too. And it’s still in Europe as the Canary Islands are a part of Spain.
Also, as aviation geek, this area fascinates me as one of the world’s worst major airlines accident occurred at the Tenerife Norte Airport.
The Golf del Sur area is located in the south of the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The area is just about a ten minutes drive southwest of the airport and right on the south coast. The Canary Islands are located off the coast of Africa (Western Sahara and Morocco) and is a part of Spain.
How To Get Here
Not an option.
The closest airport is Tenerife South Airport (TFS). As a matter of fact, you fly right over the area when you land depending on the direction of the wind. I flew in compliments of Thomas Cook from Manchester airport in the U.K., but there are several other airlines that serve the island.
The following airlines has service to Tenerife North Airport (TFN):
Air Europa (UX), Alitalia (AZ), Binter Canarias (NT), Canaryfly (PM), Finnair (AY), Iberia Airlines (IB), Norwegian Airlines Shuttle (D8), Royal Air Morac (AT), Ryanair (FR) and Vueling (VY).
The following airlines has service to Tenerife South Airport (TFS):
Aer Lingus (EI), Aeroflot (SU), Austrian Airlines (OS), Binter Canarias (NT), British Airways (BA), brussels airlines (SN), Condor (DE), EasyJet Airlines (U2), Eidelweiss Air (WK), Eurowings (EW), Finnair (AY), Germania (ST), Iberia Airlines (IB), Jetairfly (TB), Jet2.com (LS), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Luxair (LG), Meridiana Airlines (IG), Monarch Airlines (ZB), Neos Air (NO), NIKI (HG), Norwegian Air Shuttle (D8), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Ryanair (FR), Smart Wings (QS), Sun Express Germany (XG), Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium (HQ), Thomas Cook Airlines (MT), Transavia (HV), TUI fly (X3), VIM Airlines (NN), Volotea (V7), Vueling (VY), and Wizz Air (W6).
Not an option. There are regularly scheduled local buses that will take you all over the island including to/from the airports.
If you are already on the islands, renting a car is a great option as you can explore on your own. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
There are a few hotels in the Golf del Sur area. I stayed at the Hotel Vincci and was quite pleased. I actually scored an upgrade, not sure why, but the suite was very nice.
Check below for a place to stay.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
There are a few restaurants in the area including those in the Los Albigos area; which is a small town on the cost. There are a number of restaurants right on the coast.
What To Do
You can go golfing, swimming in the ocean or take a tour of the volcano if you prefer.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.