Los Cristianos underwent major tourism redevelopment back in 2007 and has emerged as the second most popular resort behind Playa de las Américas. Located just to the south of the number one resort, Los Cristianos boasts a beautiful harbour that is overlooked by the ominous backdrop of Guaza mountain.
Los Cristianos Attractions & Things to do
The harbour used to be busy with shipping up until the 1970’s but is now the location for smaller ferries and luxury yachts.
Most of the action here takes place around the promenade where you will find plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants. Los Cristianos is nowhere near as busy as the other popular local resorts of Costa Adeje and Las Americas but there is still plenty available here for everyone to enjoy. Los Cristianos has two famous beaches to choose from which we are going to provide more information about below.
Los Cristianos Tourism & History
Los Cristianos was originally a small fishing town prior to the tourism boom in the 1970’s which now has a population of over 20,000 inhabitants. The history here is much richer than some of the other popular resorts on the island but there is still a traditional Canarian look and feel to this small town. Due to the increasing popularity of Los Cristianos, development and expansion has continued inland from the port and towns outskirts in recent years. Tourism is the major contributor to this picturesque location which is evident with the amount of hotels, bars and restaurants found here.
Playa de Los Cristianos & Las Vistas Beach
Playa de Los Cristianos (pictured above) is the main beach which has golden sand and is protected by the harbour. As a result the waves are gentle here and water sports are particularly popular. Playa de Los Cristianos has a length of 345 metres an an average width of 80 metres. This beach is easily accessible from the promenade for both normal and disabled access. Some of the services on offer hear include showers, foot showers, parking for around 100 cars and rental facilities for parasols and sunbeds.
Las Vistas Beach
Las Vistas Beach is a smaller bay with water breakers located next to Playa de Los Cristianos and El Camisón from the adjoining Playa de las Américas resort. Las Vistas is an artificial beach with a water fountain at the sea front which has been made to represent a small island. The promenade allows for easy access to this pretty beach which is popular with the locals and tourists. Some of the facilities on offer here include showers, toilets, lifeguards and plenty of water sports and activities. Parasol and sunbed services are also available here and the adjacent promenade contains a variety of bars and restaurants for refreshments and to sample the local cuisine.
Weather in Los Cristianos, Tenerife
The weather in Los Cristianos is excellent all year round and here possibly enjoys the best climate of the island of Tenerife. The average temperature throughout the year is between 18-24 Celsius with the sea temperature rarely dropping below a warm 19 Celsius. The colder months are January and February when the temperature can drop to 15 Celsius before warming up entering spring. The hottest months are July, August and September when the average temperature is around 24 Celisus. December is normally when most rainfall will arrive and possibly double the amount of most months during the year. The hotter summer months have very little rainfall to speak of, normally you will not see more than 1 days rain per month during summer if at all.
Monkey Park as the name implies is a breeding centre for endangered species located in Los Cristianos. Monkey Park opened in 1991 as a leisure park but the focus has since changed to focus more on the preservation of these endangered animals. The climate is perfect for the assortment of primates that are bred here and also the cactus garden which is a feature here also. Monkey Park is open from 09:30 to 17:00 everyday and tickets are priced at 10 € for adults and 5 € for children.