A Guide to Los Cristianos
Los Cristianos is about 15 minutes drive from the airport by taxi, hire car or coach. When you depart the TF1 and follow the carriageway down to the sprawling coastal resort of Los Cristianos, you will see the extinct volcano overlooking the resort reminding us of the islands destructive past.
It’s hard to believe that from its fishing village roots with a population of only 1200 in 1955, Los Cristianos now stands as a confident resort with over 19000 residents. It has expanded to meet Las Americas to the west and reaches the cliffs to the east. Between the two you will find a bustling resort with much to offer for a great holiday. If you feel you need more then after a short drive, you will find Aqualand and Siam Park, which are two great water parks.
The town of Los Cristianos is like a labyrinth of shops, with its three main pedestrianized streets running parallel away from the main harbour area studded with shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. Here you will find all you need from Fashion, food, souvenirs to sports goods; you can even find luggage the take it all home.
The Harbour is the Hub Of the resort with its small fishing boats to its large vessels. The sea cat is an imposing ferry taking people back and forth to La Gomera, about one hour’s sea crossing. Here you will find two gorgeous beaches. The smaller of the two, Las Vistas Beach is close to the main town and overlooking the harbour where you can just relax in the sun and watch the boats go about their business. If you feel more energetic then why not try one of the local trips to search for dolphins and whales that live in deep waters between the islands. Or if you’re feeling adventurous have a go at deep-sea fishing.
The main beach stretches one kilometre with its golden sands. The beach area offers water sports, showers and has a children’s play area. You will also at times find volleyball being played by the locals on the beach. If you just want to go down to the beach to sunbathe then grab yourself a sun lounger, lay back and enjoy.
For people with disabilities, there are lifeguards who will help you with beach friendly wheelchairs and beach walking sticks. They will also stay with you and help if you feel like a dip in the water. Mobility scooters are also readily available in Los Cristianos.
For those of you who enjoy a long walk then you can start at Los Cristianos and continue on the seafront where the shops, cafes and ice cream parlours spill out onto the promenade. Continue on to Las Americas and then Costa Adeje where you will finally end up at the village of La Caleta with its small sand and pebble beach. It’s a long walk back, but you cold always catch a taxi.
When the sun starts to go down, Los Cristianos lights up and comes alive with its many bars and restaurants.