Travelling to La Gomera
From previous experience it is best to try and get an early morning flight to Tenerife South to arrive by midday. This will then give you enough time to catch one of the ferries from Los Cristianos to La Gomera. Ferry times can vary according to the season, so please check with the ferry companies to confirm departure and arrival times.
Arriving at Tenerife South airport, pass through the customs hall you can head for the taxi rank (lots of taxis always available) and ask the taxi driver for ‘Puerto Los Cristianos’. The taxi ride will take about 20 minutes. Alternatively you can pre-book the airport shuttle (ResortHoppa) which takes about 30 minutes. On arrival at the port, head for the port office which houses the booking offices for the ferry companies – where you will be asked to produce your passports when paying for your tickets (over 60’s get a discount!) - and book your ticket for Playa de Santiago For the ferries there are dockside containers for luggage (cajons) which will be unloaded after the ferry has docked in San Sebastian. Once on board any of the ferries you will find excellent seating,a well stocked bar and gift shop.
The journey takes about 45 minutes to San Sebastian. On arrival at San Sebastian you will need to collect your luggage and board the smaller Fred Olsen Hydrofoil (Benchi Express) which goes from San Sebastian and on to Playa de Santiago and Valle Gran Rey. If you decide not to take the Benchi Express from San Sebastian to Playa de Santiago, collect your luggage and you then have the choices of hiring a car on the quayside (prebooking strongly recommended), taking a taxi or catching a local bus to Playa de Santiago. The drive by car or bus will take about 45 minutes, The apartments are situated on the sea front in a white building called Las Vistas on Avenida Maritime.
A Rough Guide to Prices
Fred Olsen Hydrofoil – One-way ticket - Euros 35.00 (approx) Over 60's receive discounted travel on both ferries.
Tenerife South Airport to Puerto Los Christianos Euros 22.00
San Sebastian to Playa de Santiago Euros 35.00
Opel Corsa (or similar)
Cicar – One Week (inclusive of insurance) Euros 192.00
*ferry and car rental prices are shown as a guide only and cannot be guaranteed