This resort based in Tenerife is among the more energetic, fun-filled and vibrant in Spain, and is filled with exciting attractions and family activities.
There is a host of sights to enjoy on this stunning coastline, which includes a bustling harbour, outstanding shopping opportunities, nearby golf courses, nature reserves and a vibrant nightlife.
If you are planning a holiday to Los Cristianos you may have questions that you would like to ask. This may include the better time to go, things to do and see along with where you should stay. Well, we have the answers to all these questions.
Read over our comprehensive travel guide to give you a bit of inspiration for your trip and start the planning phases of your next holiday to this beautiful Canary Island resort.
When To Travel
Los Cristianos is located on the south-western coast of the Canary Island. The close proximity of this island to the West-Coast of Africa means it takes full advantage of year-round heat and sunshine.
In the summer months the weather is regarded as hot and you can expect to experience highs of about 30°C. If you don’t mind swimming in water that is similar to bath water, then the summertime is the best time for you to visit, with sea temperature averages of around 23°C.
Los Cristianos is also one of the popular destinations in the winter months with temperatures that remain in the 20s°C, which is still pleasant and warm for days at the beach, but not hot enough that you will be searching for constant shade.
This year-round resort means that you can travel in any season of the year, and all attractions such as the nightclubs, restaurants and hotels are open.
Things To Do
If you are interested in seeing all the Los Cristianos coastal sights all you need to do is take a stroll along the seaside promenade. This is a marine walk that stretches from Los Cristianos all the way to Playa De Las Americas. It offers easy-access for dog walkers, wheelchair users, buggies and prams.
You are able to make stops along your way to browse through a variety of seaside shops or stop for something to eat at a café or restaurant.
During the evening, the promenade livens up with the music that spills out from bars and clubs onto the streets, where tourists and locals socialize together while sipping on cocktails.
Los Cristianos was once a small fishing town, and still has its own working harbour, that separates the two beaches of this city.
When visiting the harbour, you will enjoy outstanding views over the water along with mountains from behind you. The harbour in Los Cristianos is also a great start point for pleasure cruises, fishing trips, diving excursions and glass-bottom boat tours. You can also use on of the ferries to visit the neighbouring islands.
Family Days Out
When it comes to family attractions, there are a host of activities that will keep younger children entertained in Los Cristianos. The Monkey Zoo offers a way to get up close to popular primates, where you can feed them fresh and dried fruit on your visit.
The Aguilas Jungle Park offers exciting displays of bird-of-prey, along with wild animals that include meerkats and lions along with other exotic-bird exhibitions.
If you are looking to escape the heat of the Tenerife sun, consider a visit to Octopus Aquapark. This is a park that is famous for slides that accommodate all ages, exciting dolphin shows along with a number of big swimming pools. For a unique experience, you can even choose to take a swim with some of the friendly dolphins.
Los Cristianos is very well-known for its outstanding and long sun-kissed coastlines. Beaches in this area are very long which means they rarely feel overcrowded, which means you will always find a spot for your umbrellas and beach towels.
Playa de Las Vistas is a larger beach, with a coast-line built-up from Sahara sands that were brought over. This is a man-made coastline that seems to stretch forever. It also features a pretty fountain that showers real seawater.
The facilities here are outstanding, which includes lifeguards, ice-cream parlours, restaurants, toilets, showers along with rows upon rows of available sunbeds.
The second beach known as Playa de Los Cristianos is situated in the middle of this resort with a stunning promenade just behind it.
This beach also offers great facilities along with its own beach volleyball court. Playa Callao is a rock and sand beach, which is a bit more rugged compared to the neighbouring sands. It is more popular for those who prefer not to be restricted by wearing their swimwear.
Places To Stay
The Paradise Park Hotel is one of the better family resorts in Los Cristianos. The hotel offers 5 pools, along with one adults-only rooftop-terrace. If you are traveling with children you will really enjoy the Kid’s Club that offers services and activities for children between the ages of 4 and 12 and access to the neighbouring water park.
Only a short 10-minute drive-away from this beach along with the world-renowned Siam Park water park you will find Villa Mandi. The resort resembles a Mediterranean Village, with lawns that are neatly clipped, palm trees and low-rise terracotta blocks.
The hotel offers 4 pools, yet you will more than likely make Siam Park your 5th, due to the free-access for all guests that stay at the hotel.
A short 10-minute walk from the Los Cristianos beach, you will find Sol Arona Tenerife which is one of the more classical coastal getaways. The central location makes it easy to walk to the beaches, restaurants or the different nightlife venues.
The hotel offers a spa, gym, buffet restaurant and 2 pools. The activity list is impressive with tennis, mini-golf, boules and water polo.
There is outdoor market every Sunday in town, which is the ideal spot to buy souvenirs.
The influx of different visitors from across the globe has resulted in many international restaurants which includes American, Italian, French along with vegan options.
The Tenerife South Airport is 15-minute drive away.
We highly recommend Lupain for property sales and rentals in Los Cristianos.
Lupain Tenerife Estate Agents
Edifico Cristian Sur, Av. de Ámsterdam, 4,
38650 Los Cristianos,
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain