Visit Los Cristianos, Tenerife - travel guide and tourism

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Visit Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos is a resort on south coast of of Tenerife not far from Playa de Las Americas.

Los Cristianos has its origins in a small fishing village though has now grown into a large town and one of Tenerife's most popular resorts.

Wandering around the old fishing village there are still buildings in the typical Canarian style of architecture and some of the fishing village atmosphere remains. Elsewhere  the town is newer and has grown up as a tourist resort. As such it is very well catered for with good beaches - nice, golden ones thanks to Saharan sand. There is even a promenade which stretches all the way to the neighbouring beaches of Playa de Las Americas.

The port is attractive and offers various excursions including whale and dolphin spotting. Game fishing is also a popular activity here for both experienced fishermen and those interested in having a go for the first time. Diving and trips in glass-bottom boats are also available. Ferries leave the harbour for trips to the neighbouring islands of La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro.

In front of the harbour is a square edged with bars and restaurants - an excellent spot to stop for lunch or dinner and watch the boats moving in and out of the harbour. Nightlife is much quieter here than Playa de Las Americas but it is only a cheap taxi drive away so you can easily take advantage of the clubs and bars there if you wish.

Los Cristianos has some excellent shops allowing you to make the most of the low-duty paid on goods in the Canary Islands.

There is also lots to do with families as there is the Aqua Park Octopus Park nearby which has lots of pools and slides as well as dolphin shows. The Siam Park has recently opened and is also close ot Los Cristianos. This is a theme park with a wave pool with waves up to 3  meters high. There is also a diving pool and lots of other attractions. The Tenerife Zoo and the Eagle park are also not far away.

A pretty market is held in the town every Sunday market, a good place to pick up bargains.

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Map of Los Cristianos & places nearby

Selected places to visit in or near Los Cristianos, Tenerife