Los Cristianos is one of the most popular destinations in Tenerife and many tourists choose it as a base for their holiday.
The town of Los Cristianos actually predates the tourism boom in Tenerife, so the place has history as well as great restaurants, bars and beaches.
Best things to do in Los Cristianos
We all know what's the main reason people come to Tenerife: for the sunny weather all year long, as the island is the warmest Canary Island even during winter, along with Gran Canaria.
The south is the warmest part and Los Cristianos is located right in the very South, so it's a great choice for those much needed sunny winter breaks.
1. Relax on the beaches in Los Cristianos
Beach Playa Las Vistas
Las Vistas Beach is a man made beach, protected by break-waters and with all the facilities you may need: sunbeds, showers, toilets and it's also accessible for disabled persons.
The water here is clear and ideal for families with children, plus there are also some inflatables which will keep the children busy.
Beach Los Cristianos
Los Cristianos beach is also popular and has lots of facilities, but it's great also for water sports. From here you have easy access to many restaurants and bars and if you want a sun bed for the day, they are cheaper than the ones in Playa Las Vistas.
2. Los Cristianos Market
Los Cristianos market is the largest market in the south of Tenerife and here you'll find everything from souvenirs to fake brand purses, clothes or watches and much more. It's crowded, so take care of your belongings.
Opening hours: every Tuesday & Sunday between 9 AM and 2 PM
3. Visit Jungle Park
Jungle Park (Las Aguilas) is a zoological park in the south of Tenerife and it's a good day out for families who don't want to travel all the way to Loro Parque. From Los Cristianos you can take the free park shuttle and you'll be there in no time. The park has shows, lots of animal exhibits and a beautiful garden so it's easy to spend an entire day here.
4. Take a boat trip
The harbour in Los Cristianos is one of the most important in the Canary Islands, as it connects Tenerife to some of the other islands: La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.
If you're staying in Los Cristianos you have plenty of boat excursions to choose from: you can go on a fishing trip or a dolphin / whale watching trip.
5. Day trip from Los Cristianos to La Gomera
La Gomera is the closest island to Tenerife and the ferry that connects the two is leaving from Los Cristianos harbour. There are several companies that offer day trips to La Gomera: you go on the ferry and then a bus will wait for you on the other side to take you on a ride through the neighboring island. You also have the option to book your own ferry tickets and cross over to La Gomera, where you can spend a few days exploring on your own or just spend a day to see a bit of this green and beautiful island.
6. Go to Monkey Park ZOO
If you're on a family holiday and you're wondering what to do in Los Cristianos with the kids, a trip to Moneky Park might be a good option for you, especially if you're looking for a short trip that won't take an entire day. Monkey Park is great for smaller children as well, they get to see the animals up close and interact with them, in a way that's not possible in other parks.