Originally a small fishing village, Los Cristianos embraced tourism decades ago and today it’s considered to be one of the most popular resorts in Tenerife. If you like being at the centre of a bustling, metropolitan resort, spending lots of time on the beach and booking family-friendly days out then Los Cristianos is the place for you.
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Blistering heat isn’t for everyone, and for those looking for holiday temperatures that are a bit more comfortable, Los Cristianos could be ideal. Even in the peak months, the temperature highs hover around the mid-20°C mark, and in the off-season hit the high teens.
Please note that these temperatures are average highs for Los Cristianos and were correct at the time of writing.
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The buffet and à la carte restaurants in Los Cristianos offer up a variety of international and local favourites, as well as themed evenings, ensuring that there’s something for everyone. Some feature show cooking so you can see how your meal is prepared, and if you travel during the festive season you’ll be pleased to know that there are options for Christmas and New Year’s dinners.
Some of the all-inclusive hotels in Los Cristianos have multiple pools, including dedicated adults-only and children’s pools, providing adults with a place to unwind without having to worry about children running around.
For children, there are usually mini-water parks or access to fully fledged ones complete with slides and rides to keep them occupied for hours.
Expect to find facilities for games and sports, as well as entertainment tailored for adults and children, with evening entertainment including shows, live music and more.
There are a few beaches dotted around Los Cristianos, and while some of the all-inclusive hotels aren’t directly on the beach, most of them are only a few minutes’ walk away, with some hotels offering a free courtesy bus so that you can relax and enjoy your holiday.
Who Goes There?
Tourism in Los Cristianos original kicked off in the 50s with Swede holidaymakers, but nowadays you’re more likely to run into British tourists who make the most of the comfortably warm summers, along with a number of other European visitors.
While taxi prices are pretty reasonable around Los Cristianos, with everything so close by, you might find yourself struggling to justify using one. If you do find yourself in need of public transport, we recommend looking into the local bus service and consider purchasing a Bono Bus Card (as far as we know; no affiliation with the U2 singer of the same name) for discounted tickets on certain routes.
Los Cristianos is in a great location for families and adults who want to enjoy the beach, yet still like to go on the occasional excursion. With waterparks, zoos and relaxing tours to natural beauty spots available, families with young children and adults shouldn’t find themselves at a loss for something to do.
Great for families and big kids
Buy a Twin Ticket – The Twin Ticket is ideal for families, giving you access to two of the biggest attractions in Tenerife; Siam Park and Loro Parque. Siam Park is home to a variety aquatic rides and slides and is home to The Wave Palace; a wave pool that generates waves up to 3 meters high. Loro Parque has an impressive variety of wildlife, including performing dolphins, parrots, orcas and many other exotic animals.
Discover Tenerife on a 4×4 Camel Safari – There’s a lot to discover beyond Los Cristianos and a 4×4 Camel Safari is a great way to explore Tenerife. Making your way to the lesser-known town of Vilaflor, you’ll encounter rustic agricultural scenery before trekking up the 12,000-foot tall former-volcano of Mount Tiede, and ending the day with a visit to a nearby camel park where rides are available.
Go medieval for an evening – Dust off your tabard and sharpen your claymore for a Medieval Night where you’ll get to clink tankards while taking in medieval sword fights and entertainment complete with a banquet fit for a king, free-flowing wine, and soft drinks for younger squires and damsels.
Explore the sea in a submarine – The Sea around Tenerife is teaming with life, and on a Submarine Safari, you can take it all in without even having to get wet. Tours include English speaking guides, so you won’t have to worry about missing a thing, and you also get your very own certificate at the end.
Monkey around at the Tenerife Zoo Monkey Park – Get your fill of gibbons, chimps and lemurs at the interactive Tenerife Zoo Monkey Park, where you’ll actually have the opportunity to share bananas, grapes and apples with the mischievous inhabitants.
Great for adults and teenagers
Live like a king with Masca and the Kings Wine – Take a tour to the hidden village of Masca where it’ll feel like you’ve travelled back in time as you explore one of the few parts of Tenerife that have escaped modernisation. Most excursions also include a visit to the local bodega where you can indulge in some wine tasting.
It’s Showtime with The Sound of Musicals – If you love the sounds of Broadway and the West End, then this is for you. A cabaret of great musical numbers, this show includes live performances of songs from the Phantom of the Opera, Riverdance, Evita, Joseph and more, as well as a few well-known Vegas numbers.
See Teide at Night – Excursions to the imposing Mount Teide during the day are readily available, but if you want to take in the sights with some truly stunning photo opportunities; see it by night. Tours usually start around sunset so you can marvel at the sun setting on this extinct volcano, and once the sun has gone down your guide can take you on a tour of the constellations from the summit.
Hop over to La Gomera – The tiny island of La Gomera is only a short journey from the coast of Tenerife and is famous for being where Columbus sailed from on his voyage of discovery in 1492. With jagged ravines, small villages and untouched foliage, you could be forgiven for thinking that time forgot this near-perfectly preserved island.
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