Los Cristianos

Beach in Tenerife island - Canary Spain

Los Cristianos

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

It is approximately 15 minutes drive to the south west of Reina Sofia, the southern airport of Tenerife.

It is encompassed on the one side by the Mountain Chayofita and by Guaza Mountain on the other.

Los Cristianos was once a small fishing town, but over the years and after much development has become a popular tourist attraction where there is a variety of bars, restaurants and various types of accommodation.

Many of the local sea adventures start from the harbour here including dolphin, whale watching and fishing trips.
From here you can also go on pleasure cruises, outings on glass bottom boats, diving excursions and if you want to visit the neighbouring island of La Gomera, you have a choice of conventional ferries or the high speed one.

The town started to become popular with tourists in the late 1970’s and has developed since then into a very popular place for visitors. It consists of two main beaches with facilities for showers, changing rooms and children’s play areas. The water is both clear and calm and from here you have access to pedalo and surfing.

Once down at the beach the long promenade is a beautiful attraction giving you the opportunity for a leisurely walk whilst investigating the quality restaurants and cafes that offer a wonderful choice of food including typical Canarian dishes (Canarian potatoes are unique and a must have).

Further inland there are many shops and designer outlets, once again there is not a shortage of cafes, bars and restaurants. In the centre of the town is the main bus station. From here you can catch a Titsa bus to just about anywhere on the island. It is recommended that if you intend touring using this bus service, then buy a Bono card which gives you discounted rates at all times. The card is available at the bus station, at the tourist information offices and many other shops.

After you visit Los Cristianos you will see why it is so popular and attractive to so many.