Los Cristianos is a coastal town in the south of Tenerife, situated next to the bustling Playa de las Américas and sheltered by two small mountains. It is now known as a popular tourist resort, extending upwards from its beautiful, sandy beaches. Los Cristianos is a little sleepier than its neighbour Playa de las Américas, which makes it a perfect holiday destination for families, or those who don’t want to party too much.
There are two world-class beaches in Los Cristianos. The main one, Playa de Los Cristianos, is right next to the harbour and has ample facilities including water sports, beach volleyball, sunbeds, showers and a children’s play area. Playa de Las Vistas is a man-made beach protected by breakwaters located in the bay beyond the harbour. In 2008 the promenade was given a facelift, updating the beaches and making them a spectacular place to take a walk, or simply sit in one of the beachside cafes and take in the stunning views.
When to go to Los Cristianos
Part of the reason Los Cristianos is so popular is because it has a warm and sunny climate all year round, however the hottest and brightest time of the year to visit is from July to September. If you are visiting at Christmas time, the square comes alive on New Year’s Eve, and the fireworks set off at midnight are spectacular.
Getting to and around Los Cristianos
The main airport in the south of Tenerife is only 10 miles away, allowing for quick transfers to your accommodation. The town has its own bus terminal with regular services to other parts of the island. Daily ferry services to surrounding islands La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma also leave from the harbour at Los Cristianos.
The town itself is best explored by foot, as it has a number of wheelchair-friendly pedestrian walkways and a long beachfront promenade. Taxis are also available all over town.
Accommodation in Los Cristianos
As eating out in the many bars and restaurants around town is so delicious and inexpensive, self-catering accommodation is an option chosen by many visitors to the island. Renting an apartment in Los Cristianos even offers holidaymakers the flexibility to prepare their own meals at home in their very own kitchen with fresh fish and goods bought at the town’s Sunday market. Many of the buildings and houses are still typical Canarian architecture, which formed part of the original fishing village that existed here before the tourism boom. Book an entire holiday villa in Los Cristianos and experience peace and privacy like you won’t find in a hotel.