Los Cristianos

Lounge in the sun, have a drink in a bar along the pedestrian promenade or shop in designer boutiques at this lively beach destination.

Los Cristianos is a buzzing center of shopping, dining and sunshine, where beachgoers often have to compete for a place in the sand during the summer. Although its party-oriented atmosphere is more restrained than neighboring Las Americas Beach, Los Cristianos also has numerous bars and restaurants along its beachfront promenade. Enjoy the combination of beach and nightclub fun.

With glitzy resorts framing the beach and yachts vying for space in the harbor, it’s hard to image that Los Cristianos was once a sleepy fishing village. Los Cristianos was one of the first beaches in Tenerife to attract international tourists, beginning in the 1960s. Appreciate the town’s heritage by participating in a fishing excursion. The waters off the coast teem with yellow fin tuna and marlin. 

Swim in the clear waters of Playa de Los Cristianos or have some excitement Jet Skiing or wind surfing. A long pier protects the beach from strong winds, creating calm waters perfect for swimming. Stretch out on the beach’s deep golden sands, admiring the views of Mount Guaza in the distance. If you’re lucky, you might attend one of the sporting events or concerts that often take place on this dynamic beach. 

Head to the town’s other popular beach, Playa de Las Vistas, for scuba diving, snorkeling and paddleboating. Walk along this 0.6-mile (1-kilometer) expanse of sand or enjoy a drink at the cocktail bar overlooking the beach. 

Stroll along Los Cristianos’ bustling beachfront promenade, lined with dozens of restaurants, bars and cafés. Savor tapas and wine at a traditional restaurant or sit back with a coffee while enjoying the atmosphere. 

Explore the diverse shops and boutiques found in the town’s pedestrian-only center. With air-conditioned shopping centers next to traditional Canarian buildings, you’ll be able to find everything from souvenirs to high-end fashion. 

Los Cristianos is located in southern Tenerife. Reach the area by bus from various destinations around the island or use regular ferry connections from Santa Cruz de la Palma, Puerto de la Estaca, El Hierro or San Sebastián de la Gomera.

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