Los Cristianos is one of the most popular and busy resorts in the Canary Islands, thanks to its sandy beaches and harbour - from where dolphin watching boat trips, diving and game fishing excursions can be taken. It's also the jumping off point for ferry trips across to La Gomera and Gran Canaria.
Fishing was once the mainstay of life in Los Cristianos, although the advent of tourism in Tenerife means that the emphasis for the locals is now much more focused on catering to the high numbers of tourists that come here year-round than fishing. It's a quieter alternative to its noisy neighbour, Playa de Las Américas, although the promenade that runs parallel to the beach, lined with cafes, bars and restaurants, is a good place for a gentle stroll in the sunshine or evening out.
The Los Cristianos beach is a golden sand one, with plenty of sunbeds for daytime relaxation, and opportunities for water sports. There are also several waterparks nearby, which are a popular distraction for families with young families.