The popular resort of Los Cristianos is located on the south coast of Tenerife near Playa de las Americas. It’s a long established town with roots that go back almost four hundred years. From its fishing village origins it has grown into one of Tenerife’s best known holiday destinations.
Best Time to Visit Los Cristianos
The weather in Los Cristianos makes it a perfect choice for holidays at all times of the year. Summer temperatures can reach around 30ºC but tends not to feel too hot due to the sea breezes. There is virtually no rain during the summer months. There are also few rainy days in winter and daytime temperatures average around 20ºC which accounts for the resort’s popularity all year round.
If you want to avoid the crowds then April, May, September and October are great months to be in Los Cristianos. No matter when you choose to visit be sure to bring plenty of sun cream and wear it at all times during the day as the sun is very powerful in this part of the world.
Los Cristianos Tourist Attractions
Los Cristianos Beaches: The beaches offer almost every water sport available no matter what you’re looking for. If you want something fast-paced and exciting consider some of the jet-skiing and windsurfing opportunities that are available. If you’re a diver, scuba diving is a much-loved pastime in this area, and the clarity of the water makes this an unforgettable experience. Banana boat rides are one of a number of novelty attractions for children on the beach.
Boat Trips: Los Cristianos has a history as a fishing village and you can still see that legacy in the town’s love of big game fishing. The Canary Islands provide some of the best waters in the world for big game fishing and several companies offer trips. Whether you’re after blue marlin, yellowfin tuna or hammerhead sharks you can find it in the waters off the coast of Los Cristianos.
Los Cristianos Nightlife: When you’re looking for a good time after dark Los Cristianos does have some excellent pubs and discos. Though the variety and pace is slower than that of the neighbouring resort areas, taxis run around the clock and you can always visit those wilder locations and then return for a restful nap in a much calmer area.
Shopping: If you’re interested in the duty-free shopping available in Tenerife, you’ll find plenty of it in Los Cristianos. While there are plenty of goods like perfumes, cameras and clothing you may want to check out some of the local artisans; you could bring home a truly unique gift. Be sure to check out the many places that offer cultured pearls. English is spoken as often as Spanish in Los Cristianos and, if you’re feeling homesick, you can also head to the large San Eugene Centre, a place that stocks many British brands.