Los Cristianos map, and guide to the Tenerife resort which is a popular holiday destination.
Los Cristianos Map and Resort Guide
Los Cristianos: Lying in a sheltered bay on the southern coast of Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands, Los Cristianos, formerly just a tiny fishing village, is now one of the leading holiday resorts on the island, attracting many thousands of visitors each year, who come to enjoy the wonderful climate, fine beaches, lively nightlife and excellent leisure facilities. Now almost completely merged with neighbouring Playa de las Americas, which has in turn merged with the Costa Adeje, Los Cristianos has everything needed for a perfect holiday in the sun.
Los Cristianos History: First documented as the location of a harbour during the 16th century, Los Cristianos operated as a significant port throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, though declined somewhat during the 19th century with the threat of pirate incursions and no fortifications to defend it. Los Cristianos began to be populated only since the mid-nineteenth century, local residents surviving mostly on fishing, a quay was built in 1909 and began exporting produce from a local distillery, plus resin, salt and fish. Agriculture began after its hinterland was irrigated in 1914, with crops of tomatoes and bananas thriving in the warm cimate. A larger port was built in the 1930’s bringing larger vessels and more employment to the area, this was rebuilt in the 1970’s and a ferry service to La Gomera began.
Tourism began during the 1950’s and most of its early visitors came from Sweden and Scandinavia, the main boom occurred during the 1980’s as cheaper flights and package holidays made visiting the Canary Islands more affordable for the working classes. The pleasant year round weather was the main attraction, providing an ideal winter holiday destination.
Los Cristianos Map: Shown to the right is a satellite map of Los Cristianos, giving a birdseye view of the popular Tenerife resort, located near to Playa de las Americas on the islands south coast. Also visible on this Los Cristianos map are Playa de las Americas and Asomada de los Eres. The dotted lines represent ferry routes to the islands of La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro (Valverde).
Los Cristianos Weather:
Being in the dryer, sunnier, south of Tenerife, Los Cristianos enjoys a fabulous climate which is ideal for both summer and winter holidays. You can check out the latest weather conditions and 10 day forecast by clicking here: Los Cristianos Weather.
Los Cristianos Attractions:
A good location for taking your Tenerife holidays, Los Cristianos enjoys access to some of the top Tenerife attractions, so finding something to do whilst staying in Los Cristianos is an easy task.
Camel Park Los Cristianos: Ride a camel and see a variety of farm animals at Camel Park, ten minutes drive from Los Cristianos. Tel: 922 721 121.
Las Aguilas Jungle Park: 75,000m2 botanical and zoological park, situated in the hills to the rear of Los Cristianos, featuring animal shows and displays, in tropical gardens. Tel: 922 729 010.
Aqualand: Fabulous water park in neighbouring Playa de las Americas. Free bus service from selected Los Cristianos hotels. Tel: 922 715 266.
Los Cristianos Hotels: There is a good variety of hotels in Los Cristianos, so organising a holiday in the resort should not be a problem.
Featured Los Cristianos Hotels:
Sol Princesa Dácil Hotel – Address: Av Juan Carlos I, 25, 38640, Los Cristianos, Arona, Tenerife, Spain. Telephone Number: (0034) 902 144 444.
Paloma Beach Apartments – Address: Avenida Juan Carlos 1, 43, 38650 Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Telephone Number: (0034) 922 750 410.
Los Cristianos Restaurants:
Las Vistas – Address: Avenida Suecia, S/N, 38640, Arona, Tenerife, Spain. Tel: +34 922 79 52 96.
El Bistrot D'alain – Address: Avenida Valle Menéndez, 23, 38650 Arona (Tenerife), Spain. Tel: +34 922 75 23 36.
Fortuna – Address: C/ Juan XXIII, S/N, 38650 Arona (Tenerife), Spain. Telephone Number: (0034) 922 791 714.
Los Cristianos can be reached from the TF-1 (TF-665/TF-655) it is about 15 kilometres from Reina Sofia (Tenerife South) airport.
More Los Cristianos Info: Los Cristianos Weather.