Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, and features a warm climate year round. Despite it’s reputation as a party island (mainly because of the Playa de las Americas resort) there are plenty of tranquil spots on this island for a relaxing winter sun break.
- Currency: Euro
- Local time: GMT
- Language: Spanish
Resort: Los Cristianos
Located in the South of the island (typically the part that gets the sunnier weather) Los Cristianos is the perfect location for a beach break with friends or family. With several beaches to choose from – including the long and sandy Las Vistas – plus plenty of bars and restaurants, you will never run out of things to do. And if you do fancy an evening of dancing? Las Americas as mentioned about is only 10 minutes away in a taxi!
Hotel: Aguamar Apartments
A collection of spacious and always spotlessly clean apartments gathered around a large deep blue swimming pool. The staff are friendly, there are always plenty of sun loungers and its very conveniently located for access to the beach and the various bars and restaurants that Los Cristianos has to offer.
Eat: Pizzeria Di Capo, The House, The Cottage
Located on a corned one street back from the harbour is Pizzeria Di Capo – an amazing family run restaurant serving huge portions of incredible Italian food. The menu of the day is exceptional in value, and changes daily. Booking is always recommended, as this place is always full!
The House is a large Italian on the corner of two streets. Friendly service and an extensive menu make this a great spot for an evening meal just a few minutes walk from the harbour. Bread and olives are served as standard here, so no need for starters unless you’re super hungry!
The Cottage, located on the main road down to the harbour serves up a variety of dishes including fresh fish, pastas and pizzas. They have a very good value set menu at €8.95, the food is always great and the service friendly.
Drink: Planeta Goloso, Marina Bay sunset bar, Players Lounge
Whether it’s an afternoon sangria in the sunshine or a gin and tonic at sunset that you’re after, Los Cristianos has a bar for every occasion. For a relaxing mid-afternoon drink, head to Planeta Goloso. With lots of parasol covered tables overlooking the beach, this is a place to relax, have a drink and take some shade from the heat of the day. They also have an axcellent selection of ice cream here!
Marina Bay sunset bar has, unsurprisingly, one of the best views of the sunset on the South coast. They offer a happy hour early evening, with discounts on sangria and local beers, and the view really is worht the few extra minutes walk from the centre of town.
If you’re wanting to watch some sport while you’re away, make your way to Players Lounge, where they have several screens showing most games live. Cheap beer, an extensive cocktail menu and a great view of the beach if you’re less bothered about watching the football!