1 junio, 2021
Los Cristianos is a small town on the southwest coast of Tenerife. It`s the largest town in the Canary Islands of Spain. A wide promenade runs along the harbor of the Water Sports Center “Los Cristianos Beach”. Vendors at the nearby Los Cristianos Market sell handicrafts. This seaside resort, located in the municipality of Arona, has known many comercial exchanges thank to its port. There has also been a great urban expansion due to the tourist flows of the 70´s. The economy -formerly based on fishing and agriculture- depends now on tourism. Speaking about architecture, Los Cristianos is a city that offers beautiful sceneries. For example, the sea is lined with spectacular hotels. And the small streets -where some houses are located- are very reminiscent of Latin-american countries. It`s inhabitants are very cheerfly by nature. The diversity is there: tourist, locals, families and group of friends, couples and all kind of multicultural people.
Los Cristianos is a city specially known for its liveliness throughout the year. It has beautiful landscapes as well as magnificent beaches for every body, young people, elderly, as well as sportsmen and surfers. Don´t forget the city`s festive side, with the discotheques or the trendy guys. However, you`ll have to wait a little for that! The experience here is enriching. It`s enough to take a few steps to switch from one language to another: Spanish, English, French, Arabic or even Italian, Portuguese, German or Dutch. The sharing is felt, the laughter is heard and the city remains lively even during the late hours! The restaurants make the happiness of the habitants and the tourist. All types of food are found there. Of course you can find 100% traditional food, especialy in our restaurant El Grupo El Cine. Diversity is welcome at Los Cristianos!
Since the 9th of May, Spain is out the state of alarm, which means there will be no restrictions on international tourist arrival to official tourist accomomodations. Tourist going to travel still need negative tests issued by official labs, proof of vaccine or a positive antigen test. You can move freely between the islands. In fact, Los Cristianos is one of the best places to set off in the deep sea safari, and you can travel from the harbor. The tidy promedande stretches along the beach to the neighboring “Playa de las Américas Resort”. There are many water sports on the beach, including windsurfing, diving, jet-skiing, sailing and relaxing activities, such as banana boats. There`re also many companies along with the beach offering sailing trips, boat tours, glass-bottom boats, diving excursions and ferries to La Gomera.
We can find many shops: Small and large shops. There`re also many small stores, when you can buy souvenirs, clothes, cosmetic, etc, and many hair salons and beauty centers to make manicure, pedicure, facials` treatment and massages! Between them, bars and restaurants, again and again. In those, nice terraces to enjoy the weather that Los Cristianos offers us every day. Of course, we can`t forget the essential shops, like supermarket and pharmacies.
Los Cristianos has several beaches, like Playa de las Vistas, Playa del Carmen and Playa del Camisón. These are beautiful beaches that you should definitely visit! A walk by Paseo Las Vistas, along the beach, will give yo such a great feeling, with its magnificent wiew. You will not even notice that you`re walking until yo get to our restaurant. After that, you`ll be met by cold drinks and delicious seafood. El Grupo El Cine is located in Paseo Juan Bariajo, number 8, in Los Cristianos, and it opens from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11 o`clock in the morning untill 23 o`clok at night. We serve fresh fish every day, fried octopus, cuttlesfish, squid, prawns, fried or wrinkled potatoes, salad, good wine and beer. All this goes with good service, of course.
Just after leaving the restaurant, you`ll come face to face with the Playa de Los Cristianos. It`s a large beach where there are many families, especially on weekends. In fact, during the week, after school, children sometimes come with their school bags, to have fun with their friends or join their families. The view is more than beautiful, the water is clear and at a good temperature, the sun rays iluminate the beach. A fantastic place for marvellous moments! For example, in the banquets you can observe the magnificient sunset. And there`s often a gentleman, very well dressed and wearing his hat, who gives a smile to all the passers-by with his good mood, his joy of living and his pretty violin.
What else? Us, of course! Indeed, El Grupo El Cine is located here! You can access it through a small passage.. which will give directly on our kitchens and our tablets to welcome you warmly. We offer culinary specialities of the Canary Islands, with -of course- a wide choise on the menu. We invite yo to come and live first-hand the place and the food in our fantastic restaurant. Come and talk about Los Cristianos` life.
Writing: Imane Darfouf