This is a tender port. You will be tendered to the center of town. Los Cristianos is right next to Playa de Las Americas, an happy resort town with a very nice strollable beach front, with plenty of things to do.
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The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is blessed with one of the world's most dramatic and varied landscapes, ranging from verdant valleys and lush plantations to glorious beaches, vast pinewoods and the volcanic `moonscape' of Mount Teide National Park, where you can take a cable car ride right up the crater's rim.
The town itself is best explored by foot, as it has a number of wheelchair friendly pedestrian walkways and a long beachfront promenade. Taxis are also inexpensive and readily available within the town.
Bus Travel: If you plan to get around by bus (guagua in the Tenerife language), you can pick up a timetable from a bus station, shops, or perhaps from a hotel. The bus service on the island is quite good but time consuming. If you are more than one person or plan to visit several places it will be better to rent a car.
It pays to compare your cruise line tours here.
Los Cristianos is home to two world-class beaches: The main beach (Playa de Los Cristianos) is a sandy beach sheltered by the harbor and boasts a number of facilities including water sports, beach volley ball, showers and a children's play area. This beach is only a few meters from the tender dock. Lounge chair and umbrella 3 euro each for the day.
Las Vistas Beach is located in the next bay beyond the harbor and is man-made, protected by break-waters, it also boasts a number of facilities including water sports, showers and a tourist information site.
There is also a rocky, black-sand beach in the "Rincon" area of Los Cristianos, (between the headland near the Puerto Viejo and the cliffs of Montaña Guaza.) This beach has no real facilities but is popular with Naturists.
The long beachfront promenade offers many restaurants and shopping opportunities.
Free Wifi at most sidewalk cafes.
The most common business for shops and businesses hours are Monday through Saturday, from 9.30 h to 13.30 h, and from 16.30 to 20.00 h.
Big shopping centers and department stores open from 10.00 h to 21.00 or 22.00 h uninterruptedly. These big stores open sometimes on Sunday.
In coastal cities, in high season, shops are usually open passed 22.00 h.
Pharmacies open from 9.30 to 13.30 h, and from 16.30 to 20.00 h. In all major cities you can find pharmacies that open 24 hours. Pharmacies follow a rolling late-hour schedule, which is published in the newspapers, and is posted at all pharmacies.
Museums are in general closed on Mondays.
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