Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Why Tenerife South is the holiday-maker's first choice?

Tenerife South Airport

Tenerife’s Reina Sofia Airport is situated in the south of the island and that makes it the point of arrival for most tourists who are taking their holidays there. Tenerife South is the first choice of very many holiday-makers, and with good reason.
The south of the island is very different to the cooler and cloudier north. Tenerife’s south gets the best of the weather all year around, so if it is sunshine you want then this is where you are likely to find it.
This has led to the main tourist resorts being created in the south of Tenerife. Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas are neighbours on the coast of Tenerife South with other resort developments and seaside towns further along the coastline.
Of course all tourists visiting the island will need to find suitable Tenerife accommodation. Although there are hotels in the resorts, many holiday-makers prefer to book self-catering holidays in Tenerife apartments. There are countless such apartments available for rent in the south of Tenerife, and all are within easy reach of the beach.
Tenerife’s south has plenty of long sandy beaches, as well as loads of bars and restaurants. Everything the typical holiday-maker can want is found in this part of the island. There are theme parks too such as Siam Park and Aqualand.
El Medano is on the southern coast of Tenerife and this is where all the wind-surfing enthusiasts gather. This seaside town has one of the best beaches on the island and is also very near the airport. Los Abrigos, famous for its restaurants where you can get some of the best fish dishes on the island, is next to El Medano and both places are very near Golf del Sur where golfers can enjoy their sport whilst on a holiday in the sun.

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Friday, 5 August 2011

Los Cristianos is one of the most popular resorts in Tenerife

Los Cristianos harbour photo by David Parkes

Los Cristianos in the south of Tenerife is one of the most well known and popular tourist resorts on the island. In fact for many people it is the only part of Tenerife they really know. Los Cristianos is where countless holiday-makers go and find it has all they are looking for.
Los Cristianos has the sandy beaches, the warm subtropical sunshine, the bars and restaurants and an excellent range of shops and local businesses. It is also within easy reach of the Tenerife South Airport.
There are hotels in Los Cristianos but many visitors to the island who are looking for Tenerife accommodation chose self-catering holidays in rented apartments. There are plenty of short-term lets as well as long-term rentals available for Tenerife apartments.
Apartment blocks and community complexes usually have their own swimming pools for residents and are not far from shops and bars. It is easy to get to the beach too in Los Cristianos, which is where most holiday-makers like to spend a lot of their time.
There are two large sandy beaches and a smaller one. The main beaches are Playa de los Cristianos, which is near the resort’s harbour, and Playa de las Vistas, which has been awarded a Blue Flag of excellence. The beaches provide long expanses of golden sand and are ideal for sunbathers. Sun-beds are readily available and WC and shower facilities are provided.
Los Cristianos runs right into and merges with the resort of Las Americas, and it is easy to walk along the seafront that joins the two.
Los Cristianos harbour is a focal point of the seaside town and also where ferries travel to the neighbouring island of La Gomera from.
Los Cristianos has an excellent regular bus service that enables travellers to get to many parts of the island from or for shorter journeys in the south.
Los Cristianos started life as a fishing village but in the late 1960s it began to develop fast into the thriving tourist town it has become today.

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