Los Cristianos

One of the go-to tourist destinations in Tenerife

Los Cristianos is one of the island’s most visited towns. It is in the south of Tenerife in the Arona municipality, just 15 minutes from Tenerife South Airport. The excellent beaches along its coastline, the unbeatable leisure offering, the extraordinary setting, and the outstanding weather combine to make it such a popular destination.

Not long ago, it was a humble fishing village. Over time, its economic activity has evolved toward tourism, but there are still remnants of the town’s fishing past. The best example is its port, which has moved from mooring small fishing boats to being the main commercial port in the south of Tenerife.

Much of the daytime and night-time life in Los Cristianos takes place along the long promenade which connects the town with Las Americas.

Accommodation

Los Cristianos is one of the go-to tourist destinations in Tenerife. It is the destination of choice for thousands of people every year for their stay on the island. You’ll find hotels, apartments, and rental properties throughout the town.

You can check prices and availability here.

Places of interest

Most activity in Los Cristianos takes place along its promenade, which is a wide avenue full of bars, pubs, and restaurants offering dishes from around the world, including of course the typical Canarian cuisine.

In and around the town, you’ll find places of interest like the Montaña de Guaza, a former volcano rising over 400m high which has been declared a Protected Area. There are paths up the mountain which make for a magnificent climb to the summit, which is an excellent viewpoint over the town.

Other places of interest in the area include Monkey Park Tenerife, a small zoo which breeds primates at risk of extinction, as well as other species. You can also visit Jungle Park, a miniature rainforest which is ideal to visit with your little ones. Other recommended places in Los Cristianos include the Arona Historical Centre, Camel Park, the beaches, and the seafront in Las Americas.

Beyond Los Cristianos in the south of Tenerife, you can have fun at Siam Park or the Barranco del Infierno. You can find out more about what to see and visit in southern Tenerife here.

Los Cristianos Port

This is the largest commercial port in the south of the island. Ferries leave from here to the islands of La Gomera, El Hierro, and La Palma.

It is also a mooring point for private boats, as well as the point of departure for many excursions at sea, like whale and dolphin watching.

It is located in a natural bay, just next to the main beach of the town.

Beaches

There are two beaches in the town – Playa de Las Vistas and Playa de Los Cristianos, which are two of the best on the island. They are just next to each other, adjacent to the long promenade which stretches along the edge of the town.

Playa de Los Cristianos is a great sandy beach, wjich stretches for around 350 metres and is always bustling with people. Playa de Las Vistas is equally popular and has a full range of facilities.

In addition to these two, the south of the island is full of spectacular beaches and natural pools. You can take a look at all of the beaches in Tenerife via this link.

Nightlife

Los Cristianos has one of the liveliest night-time atmospheres on the island, especially during the summer. The huge influx of tourists and the concentration of bars makes the town a safe bet for a good night.

There are venues for all tastes: cocktail bars, pubs, clubs, and live music venues are some of the options. Most of the nightlife centres around the Paseo de las Vistas and Avenida La Habana, just next to Playa de Las Vistas.

Frequently asked questions

What is the weather like in Los Cristianos?

The weather here is ideal, like the rest of the island. The average annual temperature is 22ºC, with an average of 25ºC in the summer and 19ºC in the winter. Rain is scarce and there are blue skies for over 300 days a year.

How far is Los Cristianos from the airport?

Tenerife has two airports, one in the north of the island (TFN), and another in the south (TFS). If you are staying in Los Cristianos, it is best to fly to/from Tenerife South Airport (TFS). Los Cristianos is 15km away from TFS, which takes around 13 minutes by car. It is approximately 80km from Tenerife North (TFN), which takes around 56 minutes by car.

How do you get to Los Cristianos?

You can get to Los Cristianos by taking the TF-1 road.

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