The location of the resort will also give people the chance to explore some of the iconic natural beauty of the Canary Islands, whether through exploring the dramatic inland landscapes of Tenerife, or ferrying over to a neighbouring island to explore a variety of national parks. If you look for a beach break, an island-hopping adventure or a trip filled with outdoor pursuits, you’ll never run out of things to do on holidays to Los Cristianos.
A stay in Los Cristianos also gives holidaymakers the opportunity to hop on a ferry and explore some more of the Canary Islands, among them La Gomera. Holidays to La Gomera are home to some stunning natural scenery landscapes, with the crown jewel found in the form of the Garajonay National Park – a perfect place for nature lovers to trek around. The island is also home to some wonderful beaches, all of which see smaller crowds than those on Tenerife and Gran Canaria. When back at your resort, if the sun has set, head out into the bustling nightlife enjoyed in Los Cristianos after enjoying hearty seafood paella around the marina
The highlight of all Los Cristianos attractions has to be the gloriously sandy beach that has seen Los Cristianos become one of the most popular holiday destinations in south Tenerife. Playa de Los Cristianos is a long stretch of golden sand which also has the added appeal of being adjacent to the harbour, should you wish to take a cruise around the bays or head out further to one of the neighbouring islands such as La Gomera. Ideal for catching some rays while relaxing on the shore and perfect for enjoying the ample water sport opportunities for some fun in the sun, the beach of this fantastic resort is a must-visit.
Having been adapted for mass tourism, it comes as no surprise Tenerife offers a wide variety of foods from different cultures and countries, from traditional English food to Lebanese cuisine, there’s not much you can’t find in Los Cristianos. Unsurprisingly, fresh seafood is pretty common among the waterfront restaurants and cafes that line the promenade, but if you’re up to venturing a little further from the beach you’ll be ecstatic to find European, Asian and African style foods all within walking distance from the shores. Pubs and bars are equally prominent in the area, although they are still just as diverse with everything from Irish pubs to traditional tapas bars.
There are plenty of things to do in Los Cristianos and with humble beginnings as an old fishing village; you’ll find that a lot of the attractions and tours aren’t far from the beach or harbour. Luxury can be found upon the pleasure cruises that run frequently around the island, or for a more family oriented feel, glass bottom boats offer a window overlooking the coral and sea life below. However, if you’d prefer to get up close and personal you can always head off on a scuba diving excursion to truly explore the crystal clear waters you’ll undoubtedly come to love.
The great thing about Tenerife is that there’s plenty of scope to explore and discover the various areas and hidden gems that the island withholds, making for an exciting holiday that will keep the whole family entertained. Los Cristianos things to do will include sunbathing on the beach or joining in with the numerous activities the shoreline has to offer, but heading inland will give you a change of scenery, Monkey Park being a great place for the kids to check out some of the tropical wildlife that inhabits the island. Shining in the sun, the white church acts as a focal point for fiestas and concerts which provide a good dose of bright colours to the already vibrant greens, blues and gold of the beach and surrounding areas if you fancy spicing things up.
With there being so many things to do in Los Cristianos, you’ll be happy to know that there are places to chill and recharge your batteries. Whether it’s with an ice cream in the shade, laying about in the tropical sun, or enjoying the luscious natural surroundings, you’ll find it easy to switch off from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you don’t mind taking a short trip over to Playa de las Americasyour efforts will be rewarded in the Mare Nostrum Spa, a world renowned beauty and health spa which offers innovative but very relaxing treatments, the algae body wrap being a particular highlight.
After experiencing one of the many treatments in Mare Nostrum Spa, you should probably check out the bustling nightlife while you are there. Although the list of Los Cristianos attractions includes numerous bars and pubs for you to enjoy a drink in, there isn’t quite the party atmosphere that you’ll find in this neighbouring resort of Playa de las Americas. Magic Lounge Bar and Tramps will get the heart racing and feet a-moving while playing some of the best club anthems around, while Soul Suite and Sax Bar introduce live acts into their domain for a more personal approach; either way, you’ll be able to throw some shapes and dance the night away.
Find a hotel in Los Cristianos to suit your needs and budget and getaway for less on a holiday to Tenerife. Simply select one of the hotels from the list below to plan your perfect break.
This 4 star hotel will please everyone. It has children's entertainment and five swimming pools for families, a spa and solarium for couples and it is in the ideal place to explore the island for adventurers.
All rooms have air conditioning and a balcony or terrace and with a short transfer of just 12 miles, you can be relaxing by your choice of pool within minutes.
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This hotel is just 200 metres from the main beach in Los Cristianos and has great views of the beach and harbour. There is a large freshwater pool and separate children's pool. The centre of Los Cristianos is just 500 metres away where you will find a wide range of restaurants, shops and bars. It also has a children's club to entertain the little ones.
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This hotel is the perfect hotel for couples in Tenerife. There is a romantic rooftop swimming pool where you can relax during the day and enjoy the views of the nearby beaches and the centre of the resort. You are only a short walk away from the centre of Los Cristianos, where you can find a wide range of bars and restaurants, as well as some great shops.
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Los Cristianos beach is great for families with children. The fine golden sand has a shallow slope to the calm sea. There are sunbeds and parasols for hire, as well as a traditional promenade lined with a range of gift shops and restaurants. It is also possible to take whale and dolphin watching boat trips from here.
The Agua Mar Apartments are in a central location within Los Cristianos and are set around a huge lagoon-style pool. There is a children's pool, play area and mini-golf course and the beach is just 900 metres away. These apartments are ideal for family holidays to Tenerife.
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Monkey Zoo is an international breeding centre for endangered species of primates where you can actually walk through the monkey enclosures and feed them fruit. Younger children will love this park that is only five minutes away from Los Cristianos.
You can also take boat trips from the harbour here for dolphin and whale watching cruises.
Being an old fishing town you will find an abundance of excellent seafood restaurants as well as every other kind of cuisine you could wish for. We recommend La Tasca de Mi Abuelo where you can find some of the best tapas on the island. This family resort caters well for children and you will find a children's menu in most restaurants.
The Hotel Paradise Park is in a stunning location looking over the harbour of Los Cristianos. This 4 star hotel has a spa, solarium and six swimming pools! A perfect choice for couples who want to be close to the resort centre in a luxury hotel.
The Hotel Reveron Plaza is another great option for couples looking for a central location. The rooftop pool is the perfect setting for a romantic cocktail watching the sunset.
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The main sandy beach in Los Cristianos is perfect for a romantic trip, with plenty of sun loungers to enjoy the rays. For lunch you'll be spoilt for choice from the range of cafés and bars found along the promenade. If you fancy something a bit more active then why not try tandem paragliding so you can enjoy the views of the island from the privacy of the skies. There is a wide choice of water sports available at most of the beaches in the south of the island.
You will find everything from tapas to Thai within the resort for dinner, with many of the restaurants offering outside dining, so you can enjoy the views with a refreshing drink. This resort is a traditional fishing village so you'll still find plenty of amazing seafood restaurants near the harbour.
Many of the cafés are open all day, so why not head down for breakfast on the beach to watch the sun come up?
Children will love this park, just five minutes away from the centre of Los Cristianos. It is an interactive zoo where you can walk through the enclosures and feed the monkeys yourselves. It only costs around €10 to get in and you can easily spend a whole afternoon here. There are also a few other water parks on the island nearby.
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This is the place to head if you are looking for a place for lunch or dinner, or even just a morning coffee or ice cream. You can sit back and watch the many boats coming and going, as well as exploring the souvenir shops that line the promenade.
You will find all sorts of restaurants here, serving cuisines from all around the world.
Things to do
This beach has plenty to keep the most diverse groups occupied. There are water sports, volleyball courts, boules facilities and sun loungers along the beach that are open to everyone.
This clean beach has shallow, clear waters that are great for paddling with young children.
You will often find amazing displays of sand art and huge sand castles here.