Although it was once a small fishing village, Los Cristianos has grown into a popular resort destination for both Europeans and world travelers from afar. Cruise along on a glass-bottom boat and gaze into the dazzling blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean or soak up the local culture with a night out on the town.
Despite the growth of the vacation industry, this city has retained the culture and history of its humble origins as a fishing port, which dates back to the 1700s. With a winning combination of relaxing beaches, colorful harbor life, and serene vacation rentals, this small city has quickly become a top destination in the luxurious Canary Islands.
Situated at the southern point of the popular Spanish island of Tenerife, just inland and west of the Reina Sofia airport, Los Cristianos is a small city that offers a bustling downtown scene and stunning beaches - a charming alternative to the larger city of Santa Cruz to the north. Enjoy day trips to the nearby island of La Gomera or stay in town and enjoy the vibrant nightlife of this gorgeous city in the Canary Islands.
Head down to the sand from your vacation rental, kick up your feet, and relax in a lounge chair at La Playa de Los Cristianos, the main beach in the city. Choose from fishing trips and pleasure cruises to diving excursions and ferries to the neighboring island of La Gomera. The harbor bay creates a secluded feel that offers the best of both worlds: easy swimming and plenty of amenities right along the promenade.
For more nearby beach fun, Playa de las Vistas, near the beachside city of Playa de las Américas, boasts an abundance of golden sand, cozy lounge chairs and umbrellas, and water sports galore. It's also an ideal spot for surfing. Family-friendly attractions in nearby Costa Adeje include two popular waterparks: Aqualand and the fantastic Siam Park.
Stroll along the beachfront promenade in Los Cristianos and take in the gorgeous scenery, then head into town a few streets over for lovely shops and boutiques. Hit up Avenida de Suecia for designer brands, or walk through the Los Cristianos Market on Sundays for interesting treasures.
Local restaurants feature an array of cuisines, from European classics to traditional Canarian dishes. Visitors love Los Cristianos for the active nightlife; it's the perfect place to watch the sunset on the beach, then grab a martini or refreshing brew at one of the many bars and dance clubs nearby.
Breathtaking beaches and tropical palm trees set the scene for a vacation in paradise, while the picturesque Montaña de Guaza (great for hiking!) and the crystalline waters of the Atlantic Ocean provide the ultimate backdrop. Book your vacation rental in Los Cristianos today and enjoy the vibrant culture of Spain's Canary Islands.
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