Los Cristianos is a popular resort situated in the sunny south of Tenerife, next to the bustling resort Playa de las Américas. The towns have merged so much in recent years that your average tourist wouldn’t be able to tell where the two towns meet.
The beach in general
The beautiful beach, Playa de Los Cristianos, is the main beach in Los Cristianos. The beach is partially artificial with fine-grained sand.
The harbour offers great protection of the beach and ensures that the shallow water is relatively calm most of the time. There are many sun lounges and sunshades for rent. There are also showers to wash off the salt water and toilets.
Even though Playa de los Cristianos is the main beach, Las Vistas is the nicest and most popular beach in Los Cristianos. Read more about it here.
Playa de Los Cristianos is very child friendly. The sand is fine, the water calm and shallow and there is a children’s play area close to the beach.
It’s possible to rent pedalos and windsurfing equipment at Playa de Los Cristianos. If you want something more adrenaline-filled, head to the neighbouring beach of Las Vistas.
The beach promenade is lined with restaurants, cafés and bars.
The resort Los Cristianos
Los Cristianos was once a quiet fishing village, but over the last 20 years it has been transformed into one of the most popular resorts in the Canaries.
Los Cristianos is the prime shopping centre for the south of Tenerife. The town centre is closed to traffic and here you will discover a labyrinth of shops, including designer labels. Every Sunday there is a large market offering everything from watches and jewelry to clothes and music.
The harbour offers fishing trips, glass bottom boats, diving excursions and ferries to the neighbouring island of La Gomera.
Los Cristianos map
On the map, Playa de Los Cristianos can be found right of the centre while Las Vistas is located on the left. Just above the middle of the map is the small volcano Montaña Chayofita, which has an amazing view.