Los Cristianos still maintains the charm of the quaint fishing village that it once was but fast forward to today, it is one of the largest resorts in the south of the island of Tenerife. The largest holiday resort in that area is Playa de Las Americas with which it shares its border.
One of the main differences is that the town of Los Cristianos is rich with history that includes its transformation from a small fishing village to a very popular resort in the tourism sector. The town was quite small back then but it still features an old town center with landmarks from yesteryear. You'll find a Catholic Church in the main square that has been a favourite during Christmas time especially and the surrounding areas feature some nice shops and the usual types of businesses associated with good quality tourism.
As for property, there are some established agents offering high quality Los Cristianos properties to visitors looking at making the destination their home, or simply looking for a second home investment with potential to generate rental income.
The town's center is unique because it is fully pedestrianized, unlike other areas which are not as well planned as Los Cristianos. In the older part of the town, you'll find many typical Canarian style homes occupied by the locals and the traditions and culture are very much alive in this area of the island with fiestas and festivals taking place regularly.
The town is easily accessible with good road networks and all the major areas are within walking distance via the carefully planned footpaths and promenades. The beach is at your doorstep and there is never a shortage of entertainment whichever part of the area you're staying.
The main airport, Reina Sofia, is just 20 minutes away by car and a little bit longer by the express bus service operated by Titsa, the bus service operated on the island. The buses are called guaguas due to the Latino influence.
Los Cristianos has a well built port that ferries operate out of such as Fred Olsen and Armas Ferries and for very reasonable prices, you can visit any of the other main islands in the province. These include La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.. These three islands form part of the province of which Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the fourth and is the administrative capital for all of them.
One of the best things about the town is its beaches, and one of them was completed in 1997. Imported sand from the Sahara was brought in to create this beach. Next to the town's port is the town center which sits right on a stretch of beach. This is the area where you'll find many places to shop in, and there are a number of restaurants and bars along this area.
It might not be a large town but there is a lot of energy and the locals are very friendly and accommodating.
The climate is a deciding factor because with year round mild weather in Tenerife that boasts of almost year round sunshine, many from Northern Europe visit to escape Winter in their home countries to get their Winter sun.
The island experiences micro climates but Los Cristianos being on the southern tip of the island, has a better chance of warmer year round weather than the higher altitude spots on the island.
The sought after properties in this location are considered one of the highest quality on the island and offer very good returns if purchased as an investment as they are smack in the middle of the resort.
There is something for everyone in Los Cristianos and it ticks all the right boxes for a great lifestyle and is definitely proving popular to visitors of whom many are now happy to call it their home.
One estate agent told us that this ares is very popular and commands good premiums depending on the complex so it's a good idea to do your reserach before buying property here.