Places to travel for some Winter Sun when Cork Airport reopens

For a lot of us the Covid-19 pandemic travel restrictions put our summer holiday plans on hold.  

Even if you did get to go on holidays this Summer, many of you will still have that cocktail at the beach craving and being honest we don’t blame you. 

Cork Airport is reopening on the 22nd of November, and we have compiled a list of destinations that you can fly too, to get that well wished for Winter sun. 

Winter Sun locations from Cork Airport: 

  • Alicante, Spain 

A gorgeous family destination in sunny Spain, do we have to say anymore? Alicante is famous for its long sandy beaches, traditional town and welcoming people. Soak in the Mediterranean air and leave the stress of real life behind for a few days in this gorgeous location. 

  • Barcelona, Spain 

Looking for a sunny city break, well why not head over to Barcelona in Spain. Known for its art and architecture, Barcelona is on the coast of north-eastern Spain. It is the capital and largest city in Catalonia. Experience first-hand the lively nightlife, sandy beaches, and world-class cuisine. 

  • Gran Canaria 

Gran Canaria is one of Spain’s Canary Islands, off north-western Africa. Known for its pristine white beaches, black lava, and beautiful weather, it is the ultimate Winter getaway destination. Gran Canaria is the 3rd largest island in the Canaries. 

  • Lanzarote 

Another one of the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa is Lanzarote. Famous for its year-round warm weather, postcard-like beaches, and volcanic landscape it is a tough contender beside Gran Canaria. Lanzarote is the 4th largest of the Canary Islands. 

  • Malaga, Spain 

You may know Malaga as a party destination but let us be the ones to tell you it is more than that. Not only is it the birthplace of the world-renowned artist Pablo Picasso. It has a fascinating cultural history, sixteen sunny beaches, it really is a gorgeous city on the shores of the Mediterranean.   

  • Tenerife 

Finishing our list of winter sun destinations is Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands. Known for its many beaches, resort areas the island is a popular place for sun seekers in December with average maximum temperatures a pleasant 22.2°C. 



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