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Why is Los Cristianos the first choice of Tenerife holiday-makers visiting the Canary Islands?

Updated on February 20, 2016

Los Cristianos is a holiday resort in Tenerife south

Los Cristianos is one of the most popular tourist resorts in Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It has the sunshine, the beaches, the bars and just about everything that holiday-makers are looking for. These are some of the main reasons that Los Cristianos is the first choice of holiday resort for many visitors to Tenerife.

Los Cristianos is near to the Tenerife South Reina Sofía Airport too, which, of course, makes it easy to get to and away from for holiday-makers coming to the island.

There are also plenty of places for tourists to stay and this is another reason so many people flock to Los Cristianos. Anyone looking for some good Tenerife accommodation to rent for their holidays will easily find it in this resort.

Los Cristianos holiday resort

Los Cristianos harbour. Photo by David Parkes
Los Cristianos harbour. Photo by David Parkes

The resort of Los Cristianos described

Los Cristianos was originally a fishing village that back in the 1960s swiftly developed into a busy town when the sun-seekers descended on it. It was sheltered by the Guaza Mountain next to it, and a natural sun-trap, which combined with its natural sandy beach, made it an obvious choice for a resort town.

Los Cristianos has kept on developing ever since then and its harbour made it the obvious place for ferries to depart to La Gomera from. Many tourists and island residents too like to visit this neighbouring island and this is where they can go and get on a ferry that will take them across the sea.

Los Cristianos today is a thriving tourist town with many bars, restaurants, local businesses and large shopping centre. It runs, almost seamlessly, into Las Américas and it is easy to walk in a pleasurable stroll along the seafront that joins the two resorts.

Of course, tourists who are looking to spend their holidays in Los Cristianos will need somewhere to stay and besides its hotels there are plenty of Tenerife apartments available for short-term rentals or long lets as well. This is why it is one of the main resorts where visitors to Tenerife stay.

A regular bus service connects Los Cristianos with the rest of the island of Tenerife too, and it is very easy to travel all the way up north, or to get to other resorts in the south such as El Médano. Some buses to and from Los Cristianos also go to the all-important Tenerife South Airport too, as already mentioned.

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Los Cristianos best beaches

The sandy beaches of Los Cristianos are just a short walk from the centre of the town and provide everything most holiday-makers are looking for. There are sunbeds, WC and shower facilities and long stretches of golden sand to enjoy.

Playa de las Vistas, which is the largest of the beaches in Los Cristianos, has been awarded a Blue Flag of excellence, and is widely considered one of the best beaches in Tenerife. Its neighbour is Playa de los Cristianos, which is right by the harbour and another top quality spot for sunbathing and enjoying a holiday on Tenerife.

If you fancy investigating the neighbouring resort of Playa de las Américas one way of getting there is to stroll along the walkway at the top of the beaches in Los Cristianos. It is an enjoyable walk with more beaches, bars and restaurants all along the way. If you get too hot in the warm sunshine you can cool off with a cold drink at one of these bars.

In the evening you can sit and watch the sun go down and enjoy the spectacular sunsets the island gets.

These are just some of the delights you can expect if you take a holiday based in Los Cristianos.

Los Cristianos

© 2011 Steve Andrews


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    • Tenerife Islander profile image

      Steve Andrews 6 years ago from Tenerife

      I am glad to hear it!

    • SummerSurf profile image

      SummerSurf 6 years ago

      I love Fuerteventura. One day I hope to come to Tenerife. This hub will come in useful.