The popular holiday resort of Los Cristianos lies in a sheltered bay in the southwest corner of the island, merging into the more glitzy purpose-built resort of Playa de Las Americas. Los Cristianos has developed from a sleepy fishing village into a busy modern resort but has managed to retain some of it's traditional feel, despite the many modern hotels, shopping centres and apartment blocks. The focal point of the resort is it's working harbour, fronted by a square surrounded with restaurants, and sandy beaches encircling a crescent shaped bay backed by a long, wide promenade that stretches to neighbouring Playa de Las Americas. The old town
centre stretches from the port up to the main shopping street in a grid like pattern of pedestrianised streets, still inhabited by
many locals. The resort's best beach is Playa de las Vistas, covered in sand imported from the Sahara. Being just a few minutes away by taxi from Las Americas, you can enjoy a more sedate stay, while still being able to access the bright lights and
entertainment, especially when it comes to nightlife.
Los Cristianos has several top-rated eateries for holidaymakers and can't be beaten for the quality and variety of eating establishments available throughout the day and night, from the English breakfast through midday fast-food snacks, to dinner from China, India, Mexico or anywhere else one cares to mention. There are also more traditional Spanish eateries and tapas bars.
Los Cristianos is very well supplied with fun pubs, some discos and a few nightclubs, but holidaymakers will notice that the nightlife here is nowhere near as wild and exciting as it's neighbouring Playa de Las Americas. Those who prefer a more sedate evening will be happy to sit back and unwind at a waterfront bar, watching the world go by and perhaps enjoying some live music.