Upon the sun-drenched shores of Los Cristiano’s curvaceous coastline luxurious apartments and refined restaurants exude an air of seaside sophistication. Glamourous beach goers decorate the golden sands with fashion and flair, while charismatic cocktail bars infuse a vibrant energy into the resort. In the marina, affluent yachts glitter in the afternoon sun, taking the place of the fishing boasts that used to haul fish from the mighty sea.
Undoubtedly Los Cristiano’s most blissful beach, Playa de las Vistas (which literally translates as Beach of the Views) allures thousands of sun worshippers with its glittering waters and silken sands. An array of water sports will appease those with an appetite for adrenaline, while the beach’s most iconic attraction is the Water Fountain perched upon a rocky outcrop, a feature that refreshes bathers on particularly humid days.
Due to the mass influx of tourists, Los Cristianos has maintained little of its Spanish integrity, relenting to the demands of international travellers instead. Although not teeming with traditional tourists attractions, the town centre is a serene place to stroll with its picturesque promenade and labyrinth of fashionable shops, designer boutiques and quaint cafes.
A place that has painstakingly preserved the essence of Spanish style and sophistication is Tasca Casa Paco, a traditional tapas bars whose rustic décor suggests a different era. Glistening legs of serrano ham hang from wooden rafter, while a glass counter allows diner to peer at the local specialities within. Sip a glass of refreshing and sublime sangria before tucking into a selections of Spain’s most delicious delicacies. (Amalia Alayon 16 Calle Amalia Alayon n16, Los Cristianos 38650, Spain)