Los Cristianos is a town in Spain, situated on the south coast of the Canary Island of Tenerife. Located in the municipality of Arona between the cone of Montaña Chayofita and the imposing Montaña Guaza, the town centre is around the bay of Los Cristianos, but is rapidly expanding inland with modern development. The town is a popular tourist resort and an important ferry port.
Unlike its bustling neighbour, Playa de las Américas, this pretty town has a history that predates the tourist boom of the 1970s and ’80s. For many years this holiday hub was a quiet fishing village and if you look hard you can still see evidence of its humble origins in the typical Canarian architecture of the older buildings.
Nowadays however, the town offers a vibrant holiday experience with its two golden sand beaches, multitude of bars and restaurants and its year round sunny climate. There is a wealth of accommodation to suit all budgets including hotels, self catering apartments and timeshare resorts. There are also a wealth of excursions focused around the town’s busy port including dolphin and whale watching as well as game fishing trips and party cruises.
Los Cristianos is home to two world-class beaches: The main beach (Playa de Los Cristianos) is a sandy beach sheltered by the Harbour and boasts a number of facilities including watersports, beach volley ball, showers and a children’s play area. Las Vistas Beach is located in the next bay beyond the harbour and is man-made, protected by break-waters, it also boasts a number of facilities including watersports, showers and a tourist information site.
There is also a rocky, black-sand beach in the “Rincón” area of Los Cristianos, (between the headland near the Puerto Viejo and the cliffs of Montaña Guaza.)
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