Once a small, traditional fishing village, Los Cristianos has grown over 40 years to become one of the most popular tourist resorts in the Canary Islands. At its heart is a bustling port from which ferries, fishing boats, yachts and excursion vessels come and go throughout the day. The town itself has retained some of its original architecture in the centre, around the old church square. This pedestrianised area is popular with tourists and residents alike as they hunt for bargains amongst the many bazaars and shops, spoilt for choice by the enormous range of restaurants. Cafés spill out onto these lanes and it’s a perfect place to sip a relaxed drink and watch the world go by. It’s also the perfect place to find an original Bolex watch, Adibas T shirt, or Goochi sunglasses for just a few Euros. There is a popular beach in town, beside the harbour, and the sandy beaches of Las Vistas extend towards Las Américas, lined by a promenade that continues all along the coast as far as El Duque, several kilometres away. Despite all the growth, the town still retains a Canarian character, and there is a large local population living here. Over the years development and building have merged the older town of Los Cristianos with the glitzy Las Américas, and together the two form a substantial holiday city.
Immediately beside Los Cristianos, Golf Las Américas stands in a unique location, forming a natural amphitheatre facing the ocean, with glorious views of the island of La Gomera. The 18 holes form an oasis of lush tropical fairways and greens interspersed with lakes, bunkers and palm trees. A challenging course, designer John Jacobs, gave priority to a myriad of obstacles on this par 72 course, which covers a total of 6,039 metres. An excellent Club House which caters for all Golfers’ needs. Constructed around and within the Golf Course are several select developments. These provide accommodation ranging in size from one bedroom apartments to luxury villas.
Other golf courses at Golf del Sur, Adeje and Amarilla are all less than 20 minutes away. For any beginners or those seeking to improve their short game, a good quality par 3 course at Los Palos is only a short drive.
Property in Los Cristianos ranges from older blocks of apartments with few facilities, to newer luxury apartments and houses on complexes that boast pools, restaurants, shops and reception areas. The older parts of town tend to be dominated by local inhabitants, and are in the centre of town. Newer developments surround this traditional core, and as a rule of thumb, the further away from the centre, the more recently built is the complex. There are some areas still to be developed along the access to the motorway. Property in Los Cristianos has excellent potential for rental investors due to its year round popularity with tourists.
Los Cristianos is situated just 15 km’s west of the southern airport Reina Sofia, with a direct motorway link along the TF-1. Ferries from the harbour form the main link with the island of La Gomera, a few kilometres off the coast. The main bus terminal is a convenient hub to reach towns throughout the rest of the island and taxis are very easy to find.