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Destination guide

Staying in a holiday let in Los Cristianos

Stacks of high-rise apartments shoulder above the palm-dotted promenades and gold-flecked sands on the south side of Tenerife. They herald the home of Los Cristianos holiday lettings, which offer a base in one of the most popular resorts in the whole Canary Islands chain. With warm weather throughout the year, it's forever a magnet for sunseekers and families. They come to catch a tan on the wide arc of Playa de Los Cristianos, to strut between the cafes and cocktail bars of Playa de las Americas, hit the shopping streets, and go on Canarian adventures over rugged volcanos and through underwater coral reefs, alike.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Los Cristianos

Do you want to find things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Los Cristianos a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Chayofita Hill (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Guaza Hill (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Golf Las Americas (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Monkey Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Siam Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Camel Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Los Cristianos

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Los Cristianos. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Los Cristianos Beach (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Teide National Park (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Los Gigantes Beach (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Chayofita Hill (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Las Vistas Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Guaza Hill (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
Beaches

The top beaches close to Los Cristianos villa rentals

You should never have to look far to find a chart-topping beach near your Los Cristianos villa rental. They fringe the whole edge of southern Tenerife, with some of the most popular at:

  • Playa de Los Cristianos, which has cinnamon-yellow sand that's encompassed by a pleasant promenade where palm trees provide the shade
  • Playa de Las Vistas, sitting just around the headland from Los Cristianos's main beach, with its clear turquoise water and rows of sea-view restaurants
  • Playa del Camison – a more chilled option, with some snorkelling rentals
  • Playa de las Americas, home to the buzzing bar strips and funky resort hotels – it's a great place to surf, sunbathe and party the night away
How to get there

How to get to and around Los Cristianos

The nearest airport is in Tenerife (TFS-Tenerife South), located 8 mi (12.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into La Gomera (GMZ), which is 30.7 mi (49.4 km) away.

How to get around

Travelling around Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos itself is a pleasantly walkable resort. It's anchored on a curved seaside promenade that runs the whole length of its main beach and around the headland to the sister resort of Playa de las Americas. Local TITSA buses are always on hand if you're looking to hop between the nearby sands of Costa Adeje and Las Galletas, which sit along the coast, either side of Los Cristianos. Car rentals are probably the best idea if you want to adventure deeper into the heart of the island, up to the rocky tops of Mount Teide and the highland towns that surround it – just check ahead to see if you can bag a Los Cristianos holiday rental with a dedicated parking spot.

Food & drink 

What to eat when staying in a Los Cristianos holiday let

While Los Cristianos packs in all the international eateries you could ever want, foodies will surely like to sample the local Canarian cuisine, between their sessions of sunbathing and lazing on the beach. That means bowls of locally grown red potatoes, topped with mojo rojo. It means Moroccan-influenced chickpea and meat casseroles. And it means traditional Spanish tapas, drawing on the cooking techniques of Andalusia and the mainland. Seafood is a must-try in these coastal reaches, too. Be sure to try the fresh catches in the tavernas along the shore – they are best grilled, covered with olive oil and lemon juice.

Essential info

Facts to remember for a Los Cristianos holiday

  • The currency in Los Cristianos is the euro, the same as in mainland Spain
  • Tipping 5–10% for good service is normal in restaurants, provided cover charges aren't already included in the bill
  • Remember to drive on the right-hand side of the road in Tenerife
  • 112 is the general emergency number in Los Cristianos, and Tenerife as a whole
  • It's important to protect yourself from the sun in the Canary Islands, especially during the hottest summer months

How many holiday rentals are available around Los Cristianos?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,982 holiday lettings around Los Cristianos. From 2,701 flats & apartments to 487 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Los Cristianos?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Los Cristianos. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Monkey Park: 4,997 holiday lettings
  • Puerto Colon Marina: 4,916 holiday lettings
  • Siam Park: 4,965 holiday lettings
  • Golf Costa Adeje: 5,363 holiday lettings
  • Aqualand Costa Adeje: 5,013 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Los Cristianos listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Los Cristianos?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 2,701 Flats in Los Cristianos. Our other popular types of Los Cristianos holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 487 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 447 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 101 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Los Cristianos?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3,009 holiday homes with pool available in Los Cristianos. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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