Los Cristianos is situated west of the southern airport (Reina Sofía) and is one of the most popular and busy resorts on the Canary Islands. The beaches are beautiful and it has a harbour that offers fishing trips, pleasure cruises, outings on glass bottom boats, diving excursions and ferries to the neighbouring island of La Gomera.
It was once an old fishing town that over the years has experienced major expansion, making it a popular choice for an enjoyable day trip. Many holidaymakers stay in quieter resorts and visit Los Cristianos for the buzz before heading back to their retreat elsewhere on the island. Click here to see our selection of hotels in Tenerife.
Much of the action centres around the pedestrian area which borders the beach. This long promenade is a haven for good quality restaurants, bars and cafés that offer food from around the world as well as typical Canarian dishes. By night, it lights up as one of the busiest places in the south of Tenerife, together with nearby Playa de las Américas.
The main beach is large, has golden sand, tranquil waters and is a hive of activity, with plenty of sunbeds and shower facilities. The next beach along is Playa de las Vistas which is another lengthy stretch of yellow soft sand with an abundance of amenities. Waters sports are on offer here; you can have fun on a pedalo or test your surfing ability.
Away from the beaches and promenade area, you will discover a labyrinth of shops including boutiques, designer labels and other great places to pick up a bargain, with numerous cafés and bars scattered amongst this shoppers’ paradise.