San Miguel de Abona
San Miguel de Abona, Tenerife, Canary Islands
San Miguel de Abona is located on the south coast of Tenerife and just 10 minutes drive from the airport. Perfect for golf lovers, surfers and those who like to be lazing on the sun terrace within minutes of the plane landing.
San Miguel de Abona
San Miguel de Abona is a detached region on the south coast, close to the airport and incorporating Golf del Sur, Los Abrigos and San Miguel. Surrounded by golf courses, harbours and surfing waters, the region is great for outdoor living. It is also in easy reach of the nightlife of Playa de las Americas and the beaches of the Costa Adeje.Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | San Miguel de Abona Reviews
Whilst the resorts are on the water-front, there isn't really a beach here. You do have the San Miguel marina though, from which you can take an underwater safari on the yellow submarine.
There is a long stretch of natural beach on the way to El Medano, or once there you have the surfing beaches. Alternatively, for busier beaches and water-sports, you might want to head towards Los Cristianos and the Costa Adeje, which are just 15 minutes drive away.
Things to Do
Play golf. There are two 18 hole golf courses in Golf del Sur; Golf del Sur and Amarilla Golf. Both have putting and chipping areas, a golf school and pro shop, tennis courts and a restaurant. Within 15 minutes drive, you also have the 9 hole course at Los Palos Golf and the landscaped lakes and gentle slopes of Golf Las Americas.
Go karting. Karting Club Tenerife is just 6km (10 minutes drive) and has a choice of karts and circuits for all ages and abilities.
Go surfing. You can walk along the coast from Los Abrigos to El Medano in approx 75 minutes and enjoy the sea views (driving takes approx 10 minutes, 6km). El Medano is famous in the world of windsurfing and kitesurfing and has plenty of surfing centres and chilled out bars.
Out and About
Golf del Sur has many British style menus whereas Los Abrigos harbour is the place to be for the best of the fresh fish and seafood restaurants. Or if you head inland towards the little village of San Miguel you can enjoy a colourful evening out with a Medieval banquet and jousting tournaments at the Castillo de San Miguel.
The local markets are small and these are held in Golf del Sur on Thursday morning and Los Abrigos on Tuesday evening. There are a number of larger tourist markets nearby; El Medano is Saturday, Los Cristianos is Sunday and Torviscas is Thursday. For produce, El Medano has a farmers market on Wednesdays.
Las Galletas (10km) is approx 15 minutes drive away; a quirky little harbour town with fresh fish restaurants around the harbour area.
Los Cristianos is approx 15 minutes drive (14km) and has a wide bay with a sandy beach and a busy harbour from which you can take a variety of boat trips.
The tropical landscaped wildlife centre and the tree-top adventures at Jungle Park can be found in Chayofa (15km) and there are waterparks in both Playa de las Americas and Torviscas.
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