Local Information

Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos is situated in Southern Tenerife in a sheltered bay, and has the warmest and mildest climate all year long. It is next to its larger neighbour Playa de Las Americas, and unlike Playa de Las Americas, Los Cristianos is not a purpose built resort, but has developed from a small fishing village to an International tourist resort. Although the harbour still has fishing boats you are likely to see more pleasure craft and ferries.

Because the town is based on a fishing village the centre has more charm and has made it a top tourist resort. The old town centre is the place to stock up on duty-free goods and gifts, you will find plenty of shops by the port and along the sea front. The centre is surrounded by high rise apartments and hotels.. This resort is an ideal place for a family holiday, with its golden beaches and clear seas. The old town, behind the harbour is crammed with shops, bars and restaurants. Much of the area is pedestrianised and along with the local church is the focal point of the town and an area where the locals like to sit and meet each other.

There are 2 beaches The best and biggest beaches on the island having been improved and protected by breakwaters.
Playa de los Cristianos - Near the harbour and even a secluded nudist beach at the far end (south east) of the resort!
Playa de las Vistas - On the other side of the harbour the wide curving beach towards Playa de Las Americas
Playa de Las Americas is only a short taxi ride away or a pleasant stroll along the sea front, the 2 resorts are merged together, the separating line being a small gorge (barranco).
A wide promenade runs along the full length of the resort, continuing into the heart of Playa de las Americas. Be aware of illegal games such as "find the lady". Although it appears to be a single person with an audience it is an highly organised group, you can easily spot some of the group, they are the ones winning.

The beaches and harbour offer a range of water sports including scuba diving.

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