Los Cristianos Tenerife Review

Los Cristianos was once just a poor fishing hamlet set in the barren desert like terrain of South Tenerife. It has now been transformed in to a popular tourist destination centred on the harbour and its beaches, while still retaining some of its Tenerife character, unlike its purpose built neighbours.

 

 Los Cristianos keeps thousands of holiday makers amused, with plenty to keep the sun seeker very happy, and is all devoted to having fun. Los Cristianos is a resort for those who are seeking a beach holiday with all the attractions that go with it.

 

In the town behind the beach front are shops selling duty free goods and traditional craft items. There are also many traffic free alleys all full of, ice cream parlours, shops selling souvenirs, bars and restaurants. The suburbs around Los Christanos are full of residential and holiday apartments and hotels.

 

There are hoards of restaurants offering all types of food from Italian to Chinese, Indian, International, bars offering all day English breakfast, and also some fine fish and seafood restaurants.

 

The San Telmo Center, along Las Vistas beach, has some fine eateries serving meals and tapas all day, where you can eat and drink on terraces overlooking the beach.

 

It is from Los Cristianos harbour that you can take a ferry ride to the island of La Gomera, which lies 28km off the west coast of Tenerife. The trip takes about 40 minutes via the Fred Olsten high speed jet foil, or about 1.5 hours on the ferry to the port of San Sebastian on La Gomera.

Los Cristianos Beaches

There are two very well kept sandy beaches here, Playa los Cristianos with golden sand imported from the Sahara desert, which is lined with beach beds and parasols.

 

To the north of the harbour wall there is another superb sandy beach with an impressive offshore fountain, Playa de las Vistas, also lined with parasols and sunbeds with golden yellow sand.

 

Both these beaches are lined with an abundance of cafes, restaurants and bars along the pedestrian only promenade, with many serving great fresh seafood straight from the ocean.

 

These beaches are lined with an abundance of cafes, restaurants and bars with many serving great fresh seafood straight from the ocean.

Los Cristianos Attractions

The harbour at Los Cristianos is buzzing with water activities. You can take a ride on a pleasure boat to watch whales and dolphins, or take a trip on a Pirate Ship for a boozy trip along the coast.

 

You can also take a deep sea fishing trip where you can fish for tuna, marlin and shark. The harbour is home to the fishing boats that catch the fresh fish that keep the restaurants supplied with fresh seafood.

 

The harbour at Los Cristianos is buzzing with water activities. You can take a ride on a pleasure boat to watch whales and dolphins, or take a trip on a Pirate Ship for a boozy trip along the coast.

 

You can also take a deep sea fishing trip where you can fish for tuna, marlin and shark. The harbour is home to the fishing boats that catch the fresh fish that keep the restaurants supplied with fresh seafood.

Los Cristianos Nightlife

The centre of Los Cristianos has a real Spanish feel. Away from the two beaches, the narrow back streets and alleys around the church square are lined with local shops, bars and restaurants, with a huge choice of Spanish and international restaurants and bars to choose from.

 

There are plenty of cabaret bars hosting tribute acts and the like that close around midnight, but the bars around San Telmo Center and are open until the small hours.

 

The nightlife on offer in Playa de las Americas is within walking distance, or a short taxis ride.

Where is Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos is located on the south coast of Tenerife in the municipality of Arona.

 

Tenerife South Airport to Los Cristianos Transfer Times

The distance from Tenerife Reina Sophia Airport to Los Cristianos is approximately 18km by road that takes about 20 minutes. The taxi fare from Tenerife south airport to Los Cristianos is about 32 Euros. Bus services from Tenerife Sur airport to Los Cristianos are bus route 111 and route 343

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Additional Info

  • Airport Transfer Time:

    20 minutes by car

     

  • Distance from Airport:

    18 km

     

  • Direct bus from airport:

    Bus 111

     

  • Taxi fare from airport:

    €32

     

  • Holiday Type:

    Beach resort. Good for families and couples of all ages

     

  • Beach:

    Sandy Blue Flag beaches, protected and safe for bathing

     

  • Region:

    South Tenerife

     

  • Nightlife:
    Lively night life based around bars and restaurants. There are also restaurants, tapas bars, lively cocktails bars and disco bars in the San Telmo Shopping Centre that come alive at night.
  • Shopping:

    Market on Sundays. The town has a resident population and this is reflected in the type of shop and prices

     

Where is Los Cristianos

 

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