10 Best Things To Do in Los Cristianos
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.
What To Do in Los Cristianos - Attractions & Places to Visit
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. We've prepared a list of suggestions of what to do in Los Cristianos during your holiday here as well as some ideas for day trips.
Relax on the beach in Los Cristianos
1. 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.
2. Playa 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.
3. Playa Los Callados
This is a small beach situated at the far east side of Los Cristianos. It's a small and quiet beach, with only a beach bar. In terms of facilities it's pretty disappointing compared to the previous two beaches mentioned above. There are some nudists that come to this beach for the privacy it offers compared to the other two. At least it's worth walking here to take a look around if you want to explore this corner of Los Cristianos as well.
4. 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
5. 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.
6. Take a boat trip to see whales and dolphins
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.
- Includes transport to and from your hotel in Tenerife south
- Champagne, snacks & unlimited drinks included
- Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts
7. 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.
- Pickup from the south of Tenerife
- Transfers & ferry (with live tour guide)
- Lunch at Mirador Abrante
- Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts
8. Go to Monkey Park
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.
9. Climb Chayofita Mountain
If you're an active person and you want to do some hiking while in Tenerife, then you can do so without traveling far.
There are 2 paths that you can take and you is steeper than the other, but both of them are pretty easy to achieve if you have proper footwear. Bring water with you and wear sunscreen, as there is no place to take escape the blazing sun during the daytime. We would advise to do this climb early in the morning, before it gets too hot. The views from the top are pretty amazing and the climb to Montana Chayofita is free, as there is no official trail.
10. Shopping at C.C. Parque Santiago 6
Av. de Chayofita, s/n, 38650 Arona
This is the largest shopping centre in the area, with shops like H&M, Desigual, Mercadona and outdoor food court. It's not as crowded and busy as other shopping malls, so if you want a more relaxed experience, this could be a good choice if you are in the area of Los Cristianos.
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Best Excursions in Tenerife
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