Los Cristianos, Southern Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
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At the bottom of the photograph is the unofficial Los Cristianos nude beach, which is a pebble beach. Above that is a small rocky cove good for snorkeling. Above the cove the tower building is the Costa Mar apartments with the large but lower Arona Gran hotel. above and to the left is the Los Cristianos sandy beach that continues up to Los Cristianos harbour wall with the backdrop of Mount Chayofita, (Montana Chayofita). The large bay to the left of the hill is Playa de las Vistas, a very popular beach and where Los Cristianos merges into Playa de las Americas. The small bay beyond Playa de las Vistas virtually on the headland tip is Playa del Camison in Playa de las Americas which continues behind the mountain. The large hotel right in the centre of the photograph is the Sol Princesa Dacil hotel
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Los Cristianos is a very popular resort in the South of Tenerife, Canary Islands , Spain. A quieter resort than it's next door bigger and more vibrant neighbour Playa de las Americas.
The resort is therefore very popular with families with young children, older couples and singles, and those not wanting a dance till dawn environment. There is a large number of brit's with there own holiday apartments in Los Cristianos such as the San Marino Complex.
Los Cristianos is situated in Southern Tenerife in a sheltered bay, and has the warmest and mildest climate all year long. It is next to its larger virtually merge together neighbour Playa de Las Americas, and unlike Playa de Las Americas, Los Cristianos is not a purpose built resort, but has developed from a small fishing village to an International tourist resort. Although the harbourstill has fishing boats you are likely to see more pleasure craft and ferries.
Because the town is based on a fishing village the centre has more charm and has made it a top tourist resort. The old town centre is the place to stock up on duty free goods and gifts, you will find plenty of shops by the port and along the sea front. The centre is surrounded by high rise apartments and hotels.
This resort is an ideal place for a family holiday, with its golden beaches and clear seas.
Once a quiet fishing village now a thriving international tourist resort.
People watching is a popular pastime as you sit at a pavement cafe, bar or restaurant. Those nearer the harbour can watch the going and going of the yachts
Reina Sofia Airport Transfer Time
Reina Sofia Airport Tenerife is approximately 20 30 minutes from Los Cristianos by taxi. Cost approximately: 15 euro. Approximate Airport Coach Transfer time: 25 60 minutes.
Nightlife in Los Cristianos is more relaxed than Playa de la Americas, the bars and restaurants are more suited to couples than those after a lively night on the town. For those wanting a more lively night Playa de la Americas is only a short taxi ride away.
Sunday Flea market
This open air market is the largest on the island. It's near the Arona Gran Hotel (Southern End of the town) from 09:00 14:00. A good place to pick up crafts and souvenirs, but as with all markets, use common sense and be prepared to haggle to obtain a better price.
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Plaza del Pescador, 1, Centro Cultural de Los Cristianos, Los Cristianos, Arona, Tenerife
Telephone:922 757 137
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