Los Cristianos – More than charming beaches!

An old fishing village in the heart of the southwest coast of Tenerife, Los Cristianos has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in this sunny island.
Its excellent hotels offer, the nice weather all year round, beautiful golden sandy beaches, great shopping areas, nightlife entertainment, and a wide variety of activities for all the family, have made of this town one of the most vibrant places to visit in the Canary Islands, and the whole of Spain.
Keep reading to discover what to see and do while visiting Los Cristianos on your holidays.


Although Los Cristianos is originally a fishing village, the gastronomic offer here is not limited to fish and seafood, or canarian food only. Given the inmense cultural diversity that now exists in this town, it is easy to find an excellent food offer from almost every corner of the world such as the East, India, Morocco, Italian, Mexican, Latin American, and of course the UK.
However if what you are looking for is to have a real taste of the local gastronomy, Los Cristianos is without a doubt the perfect place for you.
Visit any of the many local tapas bars in the charming old town center, go to the fresh fish and seafood specialized restaurants on the promenade, whatever you chose you will always be able to taste the typical Canarian specialities. Make sure you ask for the “papas arrugadas con mojo” or canarian potatoes with dips.
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Los Cristianos & Las Vistas Beach


Located next to each other, these beaches offer more than 1,300 meters of golden sand and crystal clear turquoise waters, most often so calm, which makes them ideal to go with children. These beaches also offer all the facilities such as sunbeds, umbrellas, bathrooms, lifeguards, showers, and spaces for people with reduced
mobility, guaranteeing that your beach day will be perfect.
At sunset, nothing better than walking along the long promenade that runs through them, full of bars, shops, and restaurants creating an unbeatable vacation atmosphere for undoubtedly one of the hotspots of Los Cristianos.


Los Cristianos Flea Market


The colorful market features dozens of stalls where you can find a nice range of traditional local products like, fruits, wines, cheeses, jams, the typical canarian dips, handicrafts, souvenirs, and many other items such as clothes and accessories, and all sorts of curiosities.
It takes place every Tuesday and Sunday from 09:00 – 15:00, and is located between the small beach of Los Tarajales and the Arona Gran Hotel in the Avenida Juan Carlos I.
Its atmosphere makes it the perfect spot for exploring a little of the local vibe and culture, and the place not to miss for those who love a stroll around a flea market looking for a nice souvenir to take home of an unforgettable time in the sun.
It will be impossible to leave without having bought something!

Port of Los Cristianos

The town’s port is the main connecting point with the eastern islands of La Gomera, El Hierro, and La Palma, serving as base for the two main ferry companies that operate these routes.
Many local companies offering whales and dolphins watching catamaran excursions, and water sports also offer their services from Los Cristianos Port, often giving the tourist magnificent views of the volcano Teide from the sea.
A secret not even many locals know; from its little cafe located on the second floor anyone is welcome to sit sit and enjoy a drink with a full view of Los Cristianos and Las Vistas beach from a sea perspective, as if you were actually on a boat.


Monkey Park

The Monkey Park is a zoo that specializes in the care of primates, and other small animals. It’s an excellent option to visit in Los Cristianos, specially if you are on holiday in Los Cristianos with children.
The whole family will definitely enjoy the close contact with the animals that is possible in this zoo, where you can even feed them with no bars between you.
The stars are the lemurs, marmosets and chimpanzees, although there is also a terrarium with snakes, as well as numerous birds, such as macaws, cockatoos, toucans, crocodiles and turtles.



This coastal town also has a lively nightlife, whether you want a nice cocktail while enjoying live entertainment, or dancing the night away, the offer is limitless with numerous venues offering live music, pubs, karaoke bars and nightclubs.
The most vibrant areas are around the San Telmo Shopping Center next to Las Vistas Beach, around Los Cristianos Beach, and the bars strip located in El Mirador.
Given its proximity to Playa de Las Americas, this is also a great option for enjoying the nightlife.

When planning your next visit to the island of Tenerife, Los Cristianos is definitely one of the best choices, a stunning diverse place that somehow despite the cultural explosion of recent years still holds its own charming canarian character and vibe, the perfect destination for an unforgettable holiday in the Canary Islands.



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