First Published: February 16, 2023 | Last Updated: February 20, 2023 | Author: Jan Daniel

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Information for tourists about Los Cristianos, the definitive tourist guide

In the south of Tenerife is Los Cristianos, a town with many leisure options, gastronomy and good beaches. Here, tranquillity is combined with fun. We invite you to enjoy its seaside atmosphere and excellent climate all year round.

The village of Los Cristianos

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The town of Los Cristianos is located in the municipality of Arona in the south of the island of Tenerife and only 15 minutes from Tenerife South Airport (TFS). It used to be a fishing village but over time it has been transformed into an attractive tourist destination. However, the seafaring essence of the village is still preserved in its port where you can still see many fishing boats.

It has an extensive promenade that connects the town with Las Américas. From the promenade you can enjoy the beautiful views of the bay and access bars, pubs, restaurants and shops. In Los Cristianos you will find a pleasant climate most of the year. With an average temperature of 22ºC and little rainfall, you will always be able to enjoy the sun and the beach.

The port of Los Cristianos

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Located right next to Los Cristianos beach, this is the most important commercial port in the south of Tenerife. It offers different options for enjoying the sea and different private, fishing and recreational boats anchor here.

From this port you can hire a boat to visit Los Gigantes Cliffs, the main attraction on the west coast of Tenerife and a meeting point for nature and adventure sports lovers. You can also embark to see cetaceans in the waters near the neighbouring island of La Gomera. Many people consider this part of Tenerife to be a natural aquarium due to the frequency of whale and dolphin sightings here. At this port you can also board one of the ferries and fast boats to reach the nearby islands of La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro.

Water activities in Los Cristianos

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One of the most popular activities in Los Cristianos is scuba diving. Hundreds of tourists flock to this town in love with the beauty of its seabed. The diving schools offer the necessary equipment and give classes with professionals for your first dive or to perfect your technique.

You can also enjoy different forms of fishing and catch great specimens. Show off the biggest fish to your friends and enjoy a freshly caught fish barbecue with your family.

Los Cristianos Beach

One of the most visited beaches on the island, it is 340 metres long and 80 metres wide. It has all the services for bathers such as showers, sunbeds, beach umbrellas, a Red Cross post and access for the disabled. It has some volleyball nets.

Next to the beach is the promenade which connects it to cafes, restaurants and shops. If you wish to visit, you will find a paid parking area close to the beach. You can also look for a spot in the streets of the village to leave your car while you enjoy the sun.

Las Américas Beach

Next to Los Cristianos is Playa de las Américas, another of the most famous and lively beaches on the coast. During the day there is a pleasant family atmosphere on the beaches and in the shops. At night it becomes an oasis of fun, when the children go to sleep the parties, music and dancing start until dawn.

The beach of Camisón

Camisón beach is a beautiful beach in Los Cristianos, ideal for the whole family. As it is protected by dikes, it offers calm waters free from strong waves. For this reason it is perfect for children to enjoy the water safely. It has beautiful golden sands and stretches 350 metres long and 40 metres wide. After a swim, you can go for a bite to eat and enjoy an ice-cream in the various restaurants in the surrounding area.

Monkey Park

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If you are staying in Los Cristianos you should not miss the fantastic Monkey Park Zoo just 10 minutes from the town. Especially if you are going with children, you should plan a visit to this magical place full of primates living in freedom, you can take pictures with them and give them fruits. Other animal species such as lemurs, marmosets, crocodiles, turtles, chimpanzees, reptiles and birds such as macaws, cockatoos and toucans also live here.

Hotels and restaurants in Los Cristianos

As one of the most touristy towns on the island, it has an excellent range of hotels. Along the coast and within the town, there are plenty of hotels, flats and holiday homes with different options to suit all tastes. Of course, we cannot forget the good food. Along its streets you will find dozens of restaurants with the best Canarian and international cuisine. Here fresh fish is the star.

We must also mention the shops and commercial premises where you will find everything you need to spend a day at the beach and enjoy your holidays. Don’t forget to buy some handicrafts and souvenirs to take home.


But you won’t only be able to enjoy the nightlife in Las Americas, there are also good parties on this side of the island, especially in summer. Due to the large number of tourists that arrive in this locality in search of fun, many commercial establishments, pubs and discotheques offer lively atmospheres for a good night out.

Don’t think twice and come and experience the best holiday of your life in Los Cristianos, one of the most attractive resorts in Tenerife. Here you can enjoy the sun, lie on the sand and take pleasant boat trips around the bay. Enjoy good food and stroll around the countless shops in the town. When night falls, dress up in your best attire to celebrate life with good music.