Los Cristianos is a vibrant resort on the island of Tenerife, with picturesque beaches, stunning countryside surroundings and a vibrant nightlife scene. As part of the western coast of Tenerife, Los Cristianos holidays are great for enjoying the simple pleasures in life, whether you’re looking forward to sunbathing on the beach, relaxing at one of the local bars or tapas restaurants or visiting the most popular nearby attractions. Los Cristianos has everything you need for a fantastic holiday, whether you’re travelling by yourself, with your significant other, family or friends. From scenic beaches to family friendly attractions, the resort is designed with relaxation in mind. Staying in Los Cristianos also gives you easy access to the stunning views of the Canary Islands and the best attractions in the area. There are few places on Earth where you can spend a day on the warm sands one day, go snorkelling the next and explore dramatic landscapes the day after. There are several national parks in this area, perfect if you love to get up close and personal with nature and wildlife. With so much to see and do in Los Cristianos, you’ll be please to know that we’ve got a wide variety of hotels to choose from if you’re looking to recharge your batteries on a 2019 holiday. If you’re in serious need of some R&R, why not treat yourself to a treatment at the Mare Nostrum Spa, a world renowned health and beauty spa with a selection of relaxing treatment including invigorating algae body wraps and restoring massages.
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Los Cristianos, Tenerife
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- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 4h 20m
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Without a doubt, the highlight of the Los Cristianos attractions is the magnificent sandy beach. Playa de Los Cristianos is a long expanse of golden sands, with the added benefit of being adjacent to the harbour area, giving you easy access to a number of water sports and boat tours. You can also head out to the nearby island of La Gomera, the ideal venue for catching some sun while lounging on the shore, trying your hand at some water sports or having a paddle with the kids. If you’d prefer some versatility away from the beach, you’ll be glad to hear that there are a number of walking and countryside activities in Tenerife. There are plenty of hiking routes here that take you through some seriously pretty countryside areas, giving you an ideal way to take in the natural surroundings and tranquillity. A day trip to La Gomera puts you within easy access of the Garajonay National Park, the ideal place for nature lovers to enjoy treks or bicycle rides. For a bustling nightlife scene, Los Cristianos has plenty of bars and restaurants to keep you entertained.
Wine and Dine
Spain’s cuisine is one of its great attractions, underpinning the country’s sociable cultural scene. Spaniards place a great deal of importance on food and dining, with restaurants serving either diner-style menus, menus of the day (menus del dia) or more elaborate gourmet-style food. Food in Spain revolves around fresh seasonal dishes, guaranteeing you’re enjoying the freshest food at any time of year. Tapas is one of the best ways to enjoy Spanish cuisine, as you can sample a wide range of dishes in small quantities, which are all served at once. These small snacks include canapes, olives, cured meats and cheeses, traditionally served with cured meats. Other staple dishes in the area include croquetas, fried bread-crumb fritters with a mashed potato interior, tortilla Espaniola (Spanish potato omelettes) and paella (a rice dish with seafood or chicken).
One of the best things about Tenerife is the wide variety of attractions and places of interest for families. Of course, one of the main draws of Los Cristianos is the area’s beautiful beaches. There are a number of family friendly activities at the beach including swimming, paddling, beach coming and playing ball sports like football or volleyball. Many parents will enjoy sunbathing on the warm sands while their kids play nearby, and as there’s a gently shelving shoreline you can rest assured that your kids can splash about safely in the water. If you’re planning a family holiday to Los Cristianos, there are plenty of family friendly four star hotels here to choose from.
Action and Adventure
The action packed Los Cristianos scene belies its beginnings as a traditional fishing village. If you’re looking for water based activities, the best place to head is the harbour, with a number of water sports and boat tours on offer. You can add a touch of luxury to your active pursuits by opting to a pleasure cruise, taking your pick from a number of a number of pleasure cruises that travel around the island. If you’re looking for a good family day out, try a glass bottomed boat tour, offering you stunning views of the coral and sea life without getting your feet wet. If you prefer to really immerse yourself in the marine world try a scuba diving excursion, letting you get up close and personal with the stunning marine life in the area. Other adrenaline pumping activities include snorkelling and diving, as well as jet skiing. For more variety of activities, you can also head to the nearby resort of Costa Adeje for water sports as well as land sports such as gold and volleyball.
Los Cristianos and its surrounding area have become renowned for their beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear blue waters. The main beach here is Playa de Los Cristianos, with Playa de Los Tarajales and Playa de Las Vistas also within easy reach. The sea here is very calm and has a large shallow area, perfect for families with young children. There are great beach amenities here, including parasols and sunbeds, as well as a number of huts selling drinks and food. There are also several shower facilities for washing the saltwater off, while nearby there’s a scenic promenade extends for hundreds of metres and is brimming with restaurants, cafes and shops. if you walk past the Arona Gran Hotel toward the cliffs at Montana Guaza, you’ll find a black volcano pebble beach that is easily accessible on foot. This beach is popular with nudists and has wonderful views of the bay, while you can continue for another 10 minutes to find even more beautiful beaches.
Los Cristianos has a vibrant nightlife, with a wide selection of great venues to dance the night away or sip on delicious cocktails as you chat to your friends. Some of the best nightlife venues include the North and South Bar, one of the most popular places to hang out in the night time, as well as a great place to get a bite to eat at lunchtime. Here you can enjoy sunset views over the ocean from the bar, and the affordable prices mean you can enjoy guilt free snacks and drinks throughout the night. The Safari Centre has plenty of warm lighting and is a great venue for people-watching. Perch on one of the benches to enjoy watching the city life go by as you enjoy a cooling beer. The Canarias Cocktail Bar is a relatively new venue in Calle la Palma and is run by two English speakers. The Canarias has a laid back, relaxed ambience with good live music and a great choice of beer and cocktails. For a hidden gem of a nightlife venue, Rob Roys is a great venue with a friendly atmosphere and delicious food options.
Los Cristianos is a wonderful family holiday destination for couples, with a multitude of couple friendly activities for you to enjoy together. The sun drenched weather and dynamic attractions in the area mean that however you decide to spend your time in Los Cristianos, you’re sure to leave with plenty of wonderful memories of your quality time as a couple. Enjoy a romantic stroll along the sand, go for a moonlit walk along the beach, have a massive eating session as a tapas restaurant or enjoy a picnic on the beach. Another great feature of Los Cristianos when it comes to couples’ vacations is the great selection of spas, perfect for helping your troubles melt away with a restoring massage or romantic candlelit dinner.
As part of the wider Tenerife area, Los Cristianos has a culture that has been significantly influenced by Spain since the latter part of the 15th century. Due to the large distance between Tenerife and Spain, Los Cristianos has evolved to build its own culture, making it a great place to visit if you’ve seen much of Spain and want to try something new. For a great cultural day out, take a day trip to Santa Cruz and make your way around the local art galleries and museums to learn more about the traditions and local heritage. Several of the cultural events here have been taken from Spanish culture, including the Semana Santa, a holy week that takes place before Easter. Another popular cultural event is the Romeria, a special day for people to honour and celebrate their patron saint. As religion has great importance in Spain, religious holidays here are serious events with feasts and processions, as well as street entertainment that you can join in with.