A Photo Guide to Los Cristianos

Fri, July 13th, 2012 - By Jack Montgomery

It’s easy to wax lyrical about holiday destinations being quaint little fishing villages where the shoreline is lapped by crystal clear waters when there’s no photos to contradict. Instead of just telling you what Los Cristianos is like, I thought it might be an idea to show you as well because you know what they say, photographs can’t lie. Although, in these days of super smart photo apps some can tell a few fibs now and again…

Stylish Bars, Sexy Beach

San Telmo & Playa las Vistas, Los Cristianos

San Telmo is the most chic area of Los Cristianos with a range of cool bars and sophisticated restaurants – it’s also got views over one of the most popular beaches on Tenerife, Playa de las Vistas.

Playa de las Vistas

Playa las Vistas, Los Cristianos, Tenerife

Here’s a closer shot of the long, sandy beach that links Los Cristianos to the swanky side of Playa de las Américas.

Los Cristianos Town Centre

Plaza, Los Cristianos, Tenerife

Most of Los Cristianos has been built in the last 50 years so don’t expect any quaint old buildings but the plaza outside the church is the hub of the many cultural and traditional activities that take place in the town.

Hotels in Los Cristianos

Arona Gran Hotel, Los Cristianos, Tenerife

hotels range from higher end hotels like the Arona Gran Hotel (pictured) above to mid-range offerings and stylish family run hotels with individualistic décor such as the Hotel Reverón Plaza in the heart of the town.

Food and Restaurants

Bistro D'Alain, Los Cristianos, Tenerife

Similarly the choice of restaurants should please most palates. From the French flair of Le Bistro D’Alain above…

Food at El Cine, Los Cristianos, Tenerife

…to the straight-from-the-harbour fish and seafood at El Cine – anyone for octopus and hake?

Shopping in Los Cristianos

Market, Los Cristianos, Tenerife

The Sunday market beside the Arona Gran Hotel is worth a gander, especially if you’re after a football shirt. If you can’t decide between Messi and Ronaldo get both, it’s a market, they’re cheap.

Sea Cruise

Boat trips, Los Cristianos, Tenerife

Booze cruise, whale and dolphin watching and big game fishing, you can do any, or all, from the harbour in Los Cristianos. Looks like these lads can’t decide which.

Stroll along the Promenade

Promenade, Los Cristianos, Tenerife

Head towards Montaña Guaza and the further you walk, the quieter it becomes. Head in the other direction and you’ll pass through the heart of Tenerife’s main tourist resorts passing through Las Américas and Costa Adeje until you reach the little fishing village of La Caleta… about 9 kilometres and a lot of sweating later.

Get Away From it All

Ferry, Los Cristianos, Tenerife

And if you fancy a change of scene you can simply step on a ferry and go exploring other Canary Islands like La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro.

Posted : Friday, July 13th, 2012 at 11:12 am
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3 Responses to “A Photo Guide to Los Cristianos”

  1. Linsey Evans says:

    Lovely article. I love Los Christianos. We go every year and have never had a bad holiday. It’s got everything we need to relax and recharge. This article has just made me want to go immediately! Unfortunately, I have to wait until November. It’s always gorgeous then, so I’m trying not to count the days.

    To anyone wanting a reasonably priced holiday in the glorious sunshine I’d say go here.

  2. Linsey Evans says:

    Oh, and best restaurants in case anyone’s interested:-

    Il Romantico – great fish
    La Costa – wonderful tapas – book for a window seat.
    Raymondos – good cheap Spanish food
    Olive garden – bit more budget and very cosy.
    Habibi – Lebanese food – near La Costa – also book for a window seat.

  3. Lovely beach, lovely food, lovely accommodations. You sure had a blast there.

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