Los Cristianos Holidays
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Los Cristianos holidays for endless sun, sea, sand and fun
Los Cristianos holidays whisk you away to a beach paradise that, along with its neighbour Playa de las Americas, is the island’s biggest tourist development. But even so, the resort has managed to retain some of its original Canarian charm and locals still choose to live there. The resort’s focal point is the pedestrianised harbour area, full of traditional Canarian fishing boats mixing with ferries to the lovely island of La Gomera, just an hour away by sea. You can take boat trips to see whales and dolphins, both common in the warm waters off Tenerife. It’s quieter than the vibrant younger resort next door, Playa de las Americas, with just a couple of late night clubs, which makes it popular with families and older couples. There’s a large sandy beach to enjoy, plenty of small stores where you can buy the basics and a wealth of excellent eateries to discover. And don't forget the market, held in the town every Sunday.
When to go
When’s the best time to go on holidays to Los Cristianos? It depends on how heat tolerant you are! If you prefer the weather glorious but not too hot, off-season is perfect. The school holidays and high summer season are extremely popular but come with a price tag to match. The Canarians love festivals and there’s always something to do and see, at every time of year. There’s a large ex-pat community who enjoy the beaches all year round. And if you’re in the market for clubbing, the summer season finds the resort’s two small clubs packed to the rafters with revellers.
The weather in Los Cristianos
In June to October package holidays to Los Cristianos hit the big time with daytime temperatures soaring as high as 27C. The hottest months are July to September and at night time the temperatures rarely fall below a delicious 19C. Expect 9-10 hours of marvellous sunshine July to September too, with the warmest sea temperatures between August and October. You might find it a little humid in August but it never gets too sticky because of the lovely sea breezes. There’s some rain between November and January, but winter temperatures almost always stick above 19C, with nights around 13-14C.
Getting the best deal
Like many sunshine-based resorts Los Cristianos is most popular during the school summer holidays, with higher prices to match. But the glorious climate means winter and Christmas breaks are also popular, better value for money than the high season and pleasantly warm rather than hot. It’s warm enough to hit the beach when over here in the UK we’re freezing. You can find some of the best Los Cristianos deals below. Alternatively take a tour of our special late deals offers.
Airport and transport need to know
You will almost certainly fly into Tenerife’s southern airport, Reina Sofia International Airport (TFS), around nine miles from the resort. It can get very crowded indeed, so prepare for crowds on your way in and out in the summer season. The island’s only motorway, the TF-1, leads right to Los Cristianos’ doorstep so it’s an easy journey which shouldn’t take more than half an hour by car. There are also local buses between the airport and resort – here’s a link to the timetable: http://www.titsa.com/index.php?idioma=1.
You can hire a car from the airport or via your hotel. They drive on the right in Tenerife and the roads, while good quality, can be scary as they snake around the enormously high cliffs and Mount Tiede, the island’s famous volcano. A taxi transfer from the airport should cost you around £8 each and a shared shuttle bus from around £4 upwards each when you book in advance. Shuttles run every day to the island’s main resorts, as do private transfers.
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