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Tenerife Los Gigantes Helicopter Tour (50km)
Tenerife Los Gigantes Helicopter Tour (50km)
Tenerife Los Gigantes Helicopter Tour (50km) 20 minutes
A fantastic helicopter tour discovering some of the most amazing landscapes of Tenerife - Los Gigantes’ giant cliffs and the expansive view of Teide. Peek down on the luxurious resorts and explore the beautiful coastline of south Tenerife.
Price from: €279.00
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Quad safari tour: Teide Tour 4 hours
Quad safari tour: Teide Tour 4 hours
Quad safari tour: Teide Tour 4 hours 4 hours
On this 4 hours journey we will venture into the area of middle and high mountains before stopping at “Boca de Tauce” view point for a fantastic views of Teide, highest mountain of Spain.
Price from: €88.00
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Dolphin Kayaking tour in Palm Mar (2h)
Dolphin Kayaking tour in Palm Mar (2h)
Dolphin Kayaking tour in Palm Mar (2h) 2 hours
This 2-hour kayaking excursion explores the cliffs and southern coast of Tenerife island. You will visit a marine reserve where you can explore in safe, family-sized kayaks and observe a dolphin colony.
Price from: €35.00
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La Gomera Bus Tour (south pick-up)
La Gomera Bus Tour (south pick-up)
La Gomera Bus Tour (south pick-up) 10 hours
A day-tour to discover La Gomera from Tenerife – as we introduce you to the magnificent nature, scenic views and culture of this magical island.
Price from: €67.00
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Teide - Puerto de la Cruz Bus Tour
Teide - Puerto de la Cruz Bus Tour
Teide - Puerto de la Cruz Bus Tour 9 hours
Discover Teide and Puerto de la Cruz with our fully-airconditioned bus tour– as we take you to the scenic landscapes, cultural sites, and historical spots of these wonderful destinations.
Price from: €30.00
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Puerto de la Cruz Bus Transfer (return)
Puerto de la Cruz Bus Transfer (return)
Puerto de la Cruz Bus Transfer (return) 9 hours
Enjoy an free-and-easy style day trip to Puerto de la Cruz and visit one of the famous cultural and historical coastal city in the north of Tenerife.
Price from: €19.00
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Teide - Loro Parque Bus Tour
Teide - Loro Parque Bus Tour
Teide - Loro Parque Bus Tour 9 hours
Bus tour to discover Teide and Loro Parque in Puerto de la Cruz – a fun-filled day of scenic landscapes and zoological adventures for the whole family. Price includes Loro Parque entrance.
Price from: €55.00
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Teide Bus Tour Half Day (south pick-up)
Teide Bus Tour Half Day (south pick-up)
Teide Bus Tour Half Day (south pick-up) 5 hours
Hop on to our bus tour and explore the roads heading to Mount. Teide, the highest point in Spain. Discover the rocky terrains in Teide National Park and get a chance to ride the cable car to bring you near the mountain’s peak.
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Jeep safari
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Travel Inspirations - Los Cristianos

At first, the rapidly expanding Los Cristianos will seem like a typical mass tourism resort, with its vast white sand beaches packed with sun beds and its long line of bars and restaurants at the harbour front which hardly differ from those in the tourists' home country. The resort is lined with an extensive choice of car rentals, estate agents, clothing boutiques and jewelers. But behind its façade, there are still remnants of its past as a cosy fishing village – the harbour area, traditional architecture, and historical churches. A little quieter and more mature than its adjacent Playa de las Américas , this world-class seaside paradise offers a world of wonders for everyone. With sunshine all year round – whether you´re bringing a family with young children looking for a calm beach, or a bunch of party-loving lads in search of a serious pub crawl and a water park to cool down in, this town really has it all! It is the first port of call for ferries from La Gomera , El Hierro , and La Palma , but this doesn't mean it's overrun by traffic – quite the opposite, this lends the harbour-side an air of liveliness. There is a wide selection of accommodation facilities available to match all budgets – whether you're looking for a backpacking hostel or self-catering apart-hotel, or want to immerse yourself in a sensuous spa resort, you won't be left wanting. And with a seemingly never-ending choice of distractions, such as shopping malls, bars (many with live music), nightclubs, watersports, whale watching tours, party cruises, as well as golf and hiking on offer, you won't be left to tan on the beach for too long.        History Its population experienced a real boost with the turn of the century through increased industry and trade, positioning this town as a central import-export hub. Its first quay was built in 1909, the “Puerto Viejo“ (Old Quay), which started shipping locally distilled liquors, and later the produce of a resin factory, salt mines, and a fish salting factory. It was only in 1914, when Teofílo Bello Rodríguez was granted the right to run an irrigation pipe from his property in Vilaflor to his father's land in Los Cristianos, that local output was expanded to tomato and banana plantations, providing new employment opportunities. A rapidly growing population led to the construction of the town's first house of worship, the Chapel of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in 1924, which was replaced by a larger parish church in 1987. In similar fashion, the first mayor port expansion took place in 1934 in the bay of Los Cristianos, making it accessible for larger cargo ships and industrial fishing vessels. The second port expansion was built on the same ground in 1975, which led to the first ferry service between Tenerife and its neighbouring La Gomera . The seed for today's booming tourism industry was sown by a Swede, Bengt Rylander (known locally as Don Benito), whose multiple sclerosis drove him in 1956 to seek this town's mild climate and fresh air. Its positive effects rapidly became known throughout Sweden and the whole of Europe, attracting large numbers of tourists from the 1960s onwards, and leading to the construction of the first big hotels. Tourism experienced a real boost with the inauguration of the International Airport South Tenerife  Reina Sofia in 1978, which triggered a massive wave of British emigration to this wonderfully sun-soaked setting.     Culture Its nearly 400 year-old roots have, at least in part, been maintained, which is more than can be said of its noisier neighbour along the west of the promenade. The traditional Canarian architecture of some its domestic houses and its central church, as well as the old woodwork in various tapas restaurants, is reminiscent of times gone by. In order to witness these, you will need to explore the town's back streets on foot, but if this is what you mainly want to see, other places of historic interest, such as La Orotava , are well worth a visit specifically for this purpose. The various fiestas ensure that religious and folkloric customs are upheld, and modernised events such as the Carnival, are evidence that its cultural heritage is being transformed even today. Guanche, Andalusian, and Hispanic roots are mixed together with an Afro-Caribbean flair, most enjoyably experienced through local orchestras, led by a guitar and a ukulele-like timple, and accompanied by maracas, castanets, wooden flutes, and drums, which invite you to dance the night (or day) away. Los Cristianos’ Centro Cultural, which acts as a library, a town hall, as well as its country courts, have meant that Los Cristianos is undoubtedly taking over  Arona 's central administrative and cultural position of power.     Economy The once thriving agricultural and fishing sectors were quickly replaced by mass-tourism, whose transport requirements led to the creation of the busy ferry port connecting, and improving trade and communications between Tenerife and its neighbouring islands. Today the hundreds of thousands of yearly visitors ensure the town's (and the island's) primary sector for employment. This dominance of travel-related income is reflected in the appearance of its streets, which are characterised by an expansive selection of international bars and restaurants – this competitive culinary environment has lowered the average meal price, hence eating out has become customary. And there are also ample shopping opportunities, with a row of major shopping centres, a bustling high street, and major supermarkets.     Location Situated at the foot of the Valle San Lorenzo (between the mountains of Chayofita and Guaza) and just 15 kilometres west of the Tenerife  South airport, Los Cristianos is easily accessible by private or public transport. It is a great starting point for day trips to the surrounding tourism mecca-  Playa de las Américas , as well as the mountain and seaside towns of Adeje , Arona , Buzanada, Vilaflor , Playa las Galletas, and Costa del Silencio. Its far-south location, with the massive dormant volcano Mt. Teide as a backdrop, ensures a mild climate reigns over this coastal town. Together with the breezes of the Passat winds, this provides a soothing and refreshing environment for beach and walking holidays all year round.     How to get there By Bus: From Airport: TITSA Bus 111 from Santa Cruz passes the South Airport every half an hour between 06:20 and 22:20, 23:30, 00:20, 01:20, 03:20 and 05:20. From Santa Cruz: TITSA Bus 110 (express) departs Santa Cruz every half an hour between 05:45 and 19:15, last bus at 20:15. Buses run 6 times daily in weekends and holidays. TITSA Bus 111 (via airport) departs Santa Cruz every half an hour between 05:30 and 21:30, it runs every 1-2 hour between 22:30 and 04:30. From Puerto de la Cruz : TITSA Bus 343 (express) departs Puerto de la Cruz  for Los Cristianos, via South Airport, 12 times daily between 06:30 and 21:25. From Los Gigantes : TITSA Bus 477 runs every hour from Los Gigantes  between 07:00 and 19:00. There are many buses connecting nearby resorts and town to Los Cristianos. Be sure to get a copy of the latest TITSA bus timetable from the bus station. By Car: Los Cristianos is exceptionally well-connected by road and by sea: the capital Santa Cruz is only 50 minutes drive away via the TF-1 motorway, and 20 minutes from the Airport South Tenerife  Reina  Sofia. Other scenic towns, such as Arona , Las Galletas, and Icod de los Vinos , or even the peak of Teide, are also easily accessible from here via the island's high quality motorway, which allow exploration of the entire island, with a single drive rarely taking more than 1 hour to complete.
   Bananera Jardines del Atlántico Bananera Jardines del Atlántico is a perfect place to visit if you are interested in learning more about the growing and production of Playa de las Américas ’ biggest crop- bananas. Not only is Bananera Jardines del Atlántico a working banana plantation, it also offers an insight into the traditional way of life for a farmer in  Tenerife . As well as viewing the premature shells of the growing bananas, you will also see some small animals around the plantation. Bananera Jardines del Atlántico offers tours of the plantation four times a day in various languages, giving you a chance to explore every nook and cranny. This is one to visit for lovers of nature and visitors of all ages. There is also a museum devoted to farming throughout the ages, which is also relevant to the economic history of Playa de las Américas . Address: The bananera is found just off the TF-1 motorway, junction 26. It is located on the road leading to Buzanada. Telephone: +34 922 720 360/ 922 720 403 Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays, 10:00 to 16:30. Guided tours: 10:00, 11:30, 13:00 and 15:30 Entry fee: Adults €10, Children €5 Free bus service: departing from Los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas  and Las Galletas. Call the contact number above for latest information on the free bus service.     Parque Las Aguilas (Eagle Park) The Parque Las Aguilas (Eagle Park), five minutes drive out from Los Cristianos en route to Arona , which is part of the Aguilas Jungle Park, hosts a variety of 'free flight exhibitions' with large birds of prey, such as the majestic American Bald Eagle, Loud-Mouthed Eagle, the meteoritic Falcons, and gently-gliding Andean and Griffon Vultures. This experience allows visitors to experience natural habitats of not only birds of prey, but also crocodiles, monkeys, penguins, and hippos. The bus number 480 goes from Los Cristianos central station to Arona centre every 1-2 hours.   Address: Urbanización Las Águilas del Teide s/n 38640 Arona , Tenerife . Telephone: (+34) 922 729 010     Great Whale & Dolphin Mural One of the world's largest, this mural re-creates whale and dolphin life in their natural habitat. It was created at the dock of Los Cristianos by whale conservationists and environmental activists, as reminder of these mammals' need for protection from human beings. The mural carries the slogan “Los Cristianos – Port of Nature”, and measures 4.800m 2 overall – a moving reminder of the fragility of nature. Location: Habour wall of Los Cristianos port.    
Los Cristianos is very close to other nearby resorts, which are only a short taxi or car ride away (some activities providers even offer free pick-ups), so don't feel that your choices of activities are only limited to where you are staying. For things to see and do in Playa de la Américas For things to see and do in Fañabé   Camel Park This exceptional day out offers visitors the opportunity to go on a camel safari through the country area surrounding the farm. Refreshments are provided in a small café selling snacks and drinks, and you will be greeted with an Arab meal and tea, as well as being able to admire and buy the goods produces by its breeding and handicraft centre. It is open all year round, from 10am to 5pm, and there is a free shuttle bus service from the main bus stations of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas . Located 300 metres away from the farm is Restaurant El Cerro de la Luna serving delicious meals in its gardens and terraces.  Address: La Camella Road, 38627 Arona , Tenerife (It is located 3.5 km from exit 27 on the TF1 Motorway, away from Los Cristianos, between the villages of Chayofa and La Camella) Telephone: +34 922 721 121 (park), 922 72 18 27 (restaurant)  Opening hours: Camel Park 10:00 to 17:00. Restaurant: 12:00- 16:00 and 19:00- 23:00 (closed on Tuesdays) Siam Park Since its inauguration in 2008, Siam Park has firmly held the crown for Europe's most spectacular water theme park, with a wide range of slides and rides to match everyone's interests – whether you just want to relax, get your adrenalin fix, or have some family fun. Its pièce-de-resistance is its 3m high Artificial Surf Wave (the highest in the world!) which breaks onto a man-made beach, can be used to wave ride or just to have fun – surfers can even book the wave for private use after hours. Other highlights include The Giant – twin bowls moved by centrifugal forces, The Naga Racer – a six-lane high-speed plunge into The Mekong Rapids in a family-sized raft, The Volcano – a high-powered tunnel ride, whereby four facing riders are shot into a massive bowl and whirled around a few times, or, last but not least, The Tower of Power – a 28m drop with an unforgettable finish! For your eating and shopping desires, there is a Floating Market which brings you straight into a Thai Village world, where you can enjoy Thai massage, or simply pick up some souvenirs, snacks, or other supplies (i.e. bathing suits, or sun cream) – there is even a Billabong surf shop by the “beach”. There is also a Tea House, Beach Bar, Thai Bar, and a Beachclub Restaurant available. Address: Siam Park, C/Finlandia S/N 38660, Adeje , Tenerife . Opening times: Summer hours: 30 th March- 21 st October. 10:00 - 18:00 Winter hours: 22 nd October- 29 th March. 10:00 - 17:00 Entrance fees:  Siam Park 1 day ticket- Adult- €29, Child - €19 Siam Park and Loro Parque twin ticket- Adult- €45, Child - €30 Tenerife Twin Ticket including travel- Adult - €59, Child - €39 *Prices are rounded up through currency conversion to euros. Boat trips in Tenerife Monte Carlo Catamaran Come onboard Monte Carlo Catamaran for a 2 hours excursion in one of the best places in the world for whale and dolphin watching. The catamaran boasts an 180º front viewing deck for view of the amazing coastline of Tenerife, while the glass bottom offers amazing underwater vision- perfect to watch pilot whales in their natural environment. Prices: adult €24, child (6-12) €12, child (0-5) free! Departure: 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00 daily. The whales and dolphins The waters off the south coast of Tenerife is home to colonies of whales and dolphins. These sea mammals do not migrate and therefore, can be spotted all year round. Short-fin pilot whales are the main whale species to be found here, while there are no lack of bottle nose and stripe dolphins in these waters. There are currently over 30 pods of these whales, with each consisting of 15 whale members, led by a dominant male. A mature whale can grow up to 8 metres in length and weight 2.5 tonnes. Le Monte Carlo Catamaran The catamaran has the seating capacity of 200 people. This 20 metres long, 8 metres wide vessel has a glass bottom and an 180º viewing deck. There are also a bar inside for shade and your refreshment needs. Departure: Daily at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00 from Los Cristianos port, Tenerife island. Safety: - All boats have an annual inspection and have everything needed in case of an emergency such as life jackets, rafts, etc. - Crew members are trained in CPR should any accident occur. Jolly Roger Private Cruise Live the pirate dream with Jolly Roger, a replica of the 18th century pirate galleons. Setting sail from the port of Los Cristianos, Jolly Roger pirate ship and its crew will take you out to the sea, in search of pilot whales which inhabits the waters here all year round. The sail boat then anchors at a calm and beautiful bay where you can enjoy a swim and lunch. The journey continues along the breathtaking coastline of southTenerife with amazing views of Mount Teide (the highest mountain of Spain) before heading back to the port of Los Cristianos.  Prices: adult €40, child (6-12) €20, child (0-5) free! Jolly Roger pirate ship was built in 1990 bearing in mind the fun factors for an enjoyable sea excursion. With its upper and lower deck, this 6.1 metres wide, 23 metres long vessel could fit 80 people. There's a shaded area, a bar and toilet facilities on board. Departure: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 13:30 from Los Cristianos port, Tenerife island. Duration: 3 hours Prices: adult €40, child (6-12) €20, child (0-5) free! Inclusion: soft drinks served with lunch onboard (sample: meat balls, vegetable stew, salad, fruit, bread). Bahriyeli Cruise 5h Join Bahriyeli and its crew on a 5 hours cruise to see the gigantic cliffs of Los Gigantesand whale watching en-route. The boat then sets sail into the beautiful bay of Masca where lunch is served and you can have a swim in its pristine waters. On the way back to the port of Los Cristianos, you will get to enjoy the breathtaking south coasts of Tenerife and see the marvellous Mount Teide, the highest of Spain (3,718 metres). About Bahriyeli sail ship: A beautiful 2-mast sail ship made of wood, specially designed for stability and comfort. There's an ample space for everyone to move around and relax in its salon with TV and solarium. Capacity: 136 people. Departure: Mondays and Fridays at 11:00 from Los Cristianos port, Tenerife island.    Duration: 5 hours  Prices: adult €47, child (6-12) €23.50, child (0-5) free! Inclusion: soft drinks served with lunch onboard (sample: meat balls, vegetable stew, salad, fruit, bread). Itinerary: - Set sail at 11:00 from the port of Los Cristianos onboard BAHRIYELI, heading for the pods of pilot whales which inhabit the southern coast of Tenerife. - Admire the majestic giant cliffs of Los Gigantes, rising vertically from the sea. There's possibility to spot dolphins on the way. - Drop anchor at the beautiful bay of Masca for lunch and a swim. - Return to the port of Los Cristianos along the southern coastline of Tenerife, view of Mount Teide en-route.  Tambo private charter For those who prefer a day at sea exclusively with friends or family, Tambo leisure cruiser with the capacity of 10 people is available for hire. Whether you are into sailing, fishing, diving, swimming, snorkelling trip or to celebrate a special event, Tambo leisure cruiser and its crew are very adaptable and flexible to your needs. Price: €115 per hour. About Tambo leisure cruiser: The boat is 11.7 metres long, 3.87 metres wide, 2.08 metres high and made of fibre glass. It has a solarium on the top, an open deck at the bow, cabin at the stern and plenty of shaded area. The boat is adapted to allow easy enter and exit from the waters, making it ideal for activities such as swimming, snorkelling and diving. Prices: €115 per hour (entire boat with crew) Inclusion: soft drinks (water, soft drinks and wine) Go-karting in Tenerife For those onto speed and adrenaline-filled activities, why not have a round or two of go-karting? Located less than 15 minutes drive away from Los Cristianos (via TF1 highway), the Karting Club Tenerife is by far the largest and most experienced provider of go-karting sports in Tenerife. There are 2 types of circuits to suit different age groups. Prices start from €10 (junior circuit) and €20 (senior circuit). Karting Club Tenerife The largest club and most experienced in go-karting sports in Tenerife with over 25 years history, Karting Club Tenerife offers locals and tourists alike ideal racing conditions under the open sky. It has a large terrace/ grandstand overlooking the circuits, a karting school, a bar, a shop and ample parking. There are also football, Scalextric and slot machines to keep you entertained. Opening hours: daily 10:00 - 20:00, during the summer months of July and August, hours normally extended to 21:00 Address: Carretera del Cho s/n, Autopista del Sur TF-1 South - Exit 25(between Parque de la Reina and Las Chafiras), 38640 Arona, Tenerife. The main circuit (senior circuit) is of high quality with the best technical conditions, it is regularly used for national competitions. The track is 1,000 metres long, with the narrowest point of at least eight feet wide- allowing exciting overtaking on the entire route. Two types of karts are driven in this circuit: The "Superkart"with 270 cubic centimeters (cc) for those over the age of 18, and the go-kart "Competición" with 200 cc which is suitable for those between 15-17 year olds. There is a LED display of ranking and best laps so you can compare your performance to that of your group. The junior circuit is 250 meters long and also at least eight feet wide. It complies to the maximum safety standards and is ideal for younger go-kart racers. Three types of karts are available for this track: the "tandem 2- seater" for child under 5 years (must be accompanied by an adult), the "Pony" for children between 6-9 years, as well as the "Cadet" for youngster between 10-14 years old. See ticket price and booking, see below. Group events Group events are ideal for those wanting to celebrate a special day (i.e.: birthday) with friends and family. As for companies looking an excursion or event day with their employees, go-karting is an ideal and fun way to promote healthy competition and teamwork. Some of the group karting events are as follows: Endurance Race (min. 40 people, max. 100 people), 2 hours 45 minutes, €75 per person. Gran Prix (min. 16 people), 2 hours, €60 per person. Special Gran Prix (up to 30 people), 1 hour, €50 per person.  Mini Grand Prix (up to 30 people), 25 minutes, €30 per person. Each group event allows participants the exclusive use of the Senior Circuit during the race. Top finishers will receive prizes after the race (champagne, trophies or certificates). Contact us for more details or if you have any special requirements. Rules: Go-kart must be driven in a proper manner. The following infringements will cause immediate termination of the time stated on the ticket for the use of the Go-karts without refund or right to claim: - Leaving the track and/or charging against the protective tyres. - Not letting others pass or blocking other karts. - Pushing other vehicles thereby causing unnecessary accidents. - Not obeying signs given by track employees. - Dangerous driving. - The management may cancel any ticket without refund is it is considered necessary on account of drunkenness, persons under age, misbehaviour or any other justificable reason. Dive Trips in Tenerife Join Sa Caleta Tenerife in one of the amazing dive trips in Los Cristianos, south of Tenerife. This dive centre has recently moved into a newer and bigger permise (250m2), offering you the latest diving equipments and everything you need for a successful trip under water. Sa Caleta and its experienced instructor will be more than happy recommend various dive sites according to your interest and experience (of course, weather prevails!). There are also an extensive range of PADI diving courses. Dive excursion starts from €31 and a 4-day Open Water course is priced at €355. Most of the dive excursions take place near the port of Los Cristianos and you will be taken to the dive cites by boat (5-20 minutes). The most frequented dive sites are: Roncadores del Palmar - you will encounter trumpets, white breams, fire worms, octopus, barracuda, parrot fish, amongst others. El Condesito - an exciting dive to inspect the 30 metres long sunken wreck. El Puertito - recommended for beginners, no current, good visibility and possibility to see a bale of turtles. Roncadores del Faro - located just before the Punta Rasca's lighthouse, this dive site is also known as Atlantida due to its rocky formation in the basalt and tunnel. Playa Paraiso* - you will see diferent species of stingrays, trumpets of all sizes, and parrots fish. Palm Mar Cave* - you will see a cave, a sculpture of virgen, and lots of moray eels of different species and sizes. El Caracol* - wreck dive with possibility to see stingrays, turtles, bastard grunt, tumpets, breams, fire worms, octopus, barracuda, parrots, stingrays, turtle, and more. * For Advanced Open Diver and require longer boat transfer DIVING COURSES All diving courses offered are PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) accredited. Discover Scuba Dive (DSD) Not sure if scuba diving is your thing? Try one for yourself! he first dive with your fully qualified instructor, insurance and all equipment cost €55. An optional DSD license is available for €25 at the end of the course. Open Water Diver (OWD) This course is made up of three main components: the theory, 5 dives in swimming pool (confined water) and 4 dives in open water. Minimum 4 days and you get to decide when to commence your course. The cost is €355 and if you have already completed the Discover Scuba Dive, only €300 is to be paid. Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD) The completion of the following modules: underwater orientation, night dive, wreck diving, night diving, underwater photography and identification of flora and fauna. AOWD + dry suit (6 dives) €340 AOWD + NITROX (6 dives) €340 Rescue Diver The course covers a wide range of topics pertaining to diving-related rescues and emergencies: self rescue, recognising and managing stress of other diver, equipment and emergency management, and more. Cost €285. Emergency First Response This first aid course gives you the following vital measures in more detail: the use of the AED (Automatic External Defibrillator), resuscitation and breathing on a non-professional level, prevention and management of shock, operating the necessary equipment and the proper handling of spinal damage. Cost €185. Dive Master PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. Minimum 18 years of age PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent) PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent) An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (completed within the last 24 months) Minimum of 5 PADI Specialty Diver Courses Minimum of 50 logged dives Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification Cost: €560 Mobility Rentals in Tenerife Travellers with less mobility can now travel at ease. Mobility Family offers a wide range of mobility scooters, wheelchairs to suit different needs. The mobility scooters come in different sizes and models; some with two-seated and some with powerful motors for tackling the steepest of hills. Prices from €15 per day. Free delivery of rental mobility scooter to home, hotel or apartment within Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas (south Tenerife) areas. Below are specifications of mobility scooters, power chair and wheelchair available for daily and/or weekly rental. Photos of the respective models are shown above. Select the model and rental duration desired from the box below. Mini 2011 Mobility Scooter RETAIL PRICE €1,400* Specifications Overall Dimentions (LXWXH): 1092X483X890 mm. Weight without battery: 35 kgs. Max Speed: 7.8 km/h. Braking Distance: 1.1 m (Dry Surface, adjustable). Max Climbing slope : 12 degree. Ground Clearance: 50 mm. Weight Capacity: 120 kgs. Motor Rated Power: 24V 250 W Battery Charger: 2A Batteries 2 PCS of 17AH Battery Weight: 11.4 kgs Braking System: Electric Regenerative Braking Front Tire 9"X3" Pneumatic Rear Tire 9"X3" Pneumatic Seat Type : Small €15 PER DAY €80 PER WEEK. 3 Wheel Midi 2011 Mobility Scooter RETAIL PRICE €2,699* Specifications Overall dimensions: 1, 250 x 640 x 1.170mm Max. speed: 8km/h Range: 40-48km (38Ah) Max. load: 120kg Max. climbing gradient: 15o Turning radius: 1.15m Max. Motor power: 785W Charger: 110-220V (AC); 24V/5.0A Battery: 12V/38Ah x 2 Brake type: electric regenerative braking Speed adjustment: step-less speed control Braking distance: 1.5m (dry surface) . . . €20 PER DAY €90 PER WEEK. 4 Wheel 2011 Mobility Scooter RETAIL PRICE €2,799* Specifications Overall Dimentions (LXWXH): 1305X640X1170 mm Weight without battery: 59 kgs Max Speed: 8 km/h Braking: 1.5 m (Dry Surface) Max Climbing slope: 15 degree Ground Clearance: 50 mm Weight Capacity: 120 kgs Motor Rated Power: 24V, 400W Controller: 24V, 70A Battery Charger: 5A Batteries: 2 PCS of 38AH Battery Weight: 28 kgs Braking System: Electric Regenerative Braking Front Tire: 10"X3.3" Pneumatic Rear Tire: 10"X3.3" Pneumatic Seat Type: Capital Seat color available: grey, black, camel Seat Size (LXWXH ): 480X490X710 (780)mm Seat Weight: 20.2kgs Range per Change: 40-48 km . €20 PER DAY €90 PER WEEK. Cruiser 2011 Mobility Scooter RETAIL PRICE €3,500* Specifications Overall Dimentions (LXWXH): 1482X690X1280 mm Weight without battery: 79 kgs Max Speed: 12 km/h Braking: 2.0 m (Dry Surface) Max Climbing slope: 15 degree Ground Clearance: 82 mm Weight Capacity: 205 kgs Motor Rated Power: 24V, 800W Controller: 24V 120A Battery Charger: 5A Batteries: 2 PCS of 55AH Battery Weight: 34.3 kgs Braking System: Electric Regenerative Braking and Hand Brake Front Tire: 12"X4.1" Pneumatic Rear Tire: 12"X4.1" Pneumatic Seat Type Capital Seat color available: grey, black, camel Seat Size (LXWXH ): 480X490X710 (780)mm Seat Weight: 20.2kgs Range per Change: 48-55 km €25 PER DAY €120 PER WEEK. Limo 2011 Mobility Scooter RETAIL PRICE €5,000* Specifications   Overall Dimentions (LXWXH): 1740X690X1280 mm. Weight without battery: 92 kgs. Max Speed: 12 km /h. Turning Radius: 1.35 m. Max Climbing slope: 15 degree Ground Clearance: 82 mm Weight Capacity: 205 kgs Motor Rated Power: 24V, 800W Controller: 24V 120A Battery Charger: 5A Batteries: 2 PCS of 55AH Battery Weight: 34.3 kgs ( for two PCS ) Braking System: Electric Regenerative Braking and hand brake Front Tire: 12"X4.1" Pneumatic Rear Tire: 12"X4.1" Pneumatic Seat Type: Capital Seat color available: Grey, black, camel Seat Size (LXWXH): Rear chair: 480X490X710 (780)mm Front chair: 400X400X380 mm Seat Weight: 20.2kgs (rear), 7kgs ( front) €30 PER DAY €150 PER WEEK. LIMO Scooter (2 seater) Specifications Two easy operation,comfortable deluxe captains seats. IDEAL FOR COUPLES!! Swivel seats make it easy to get on and off. 200 kilo user weight capacity. Powerful 24v/800W motor. Range per full charge up to 50Km/31 miles. Recharge time 6-8 hrs. Large 10 litre carry basket. . €30 PER DAY €135 PER WEEK.   Cruiser Scooter Specifications Easy operation,comfortable deluxe captains seat. 200 kilo user weight capacity. Powerful 24v/800W motor. Range per full charge up to 50Km/31 miles. Recharge time 6-8 hrs. Large 10 litre carry basket. . €25 PER DAY €100 PER WEEK. Midi Scooter Specifications Easy operation & comfortable deluxe captain's seats. 150 kilo user weight capacity. Powerful 24v/400W motor. Range per full charge up to 36Km/22 miles. Recharge time 6-8 hrs. Large 10 litre carry basket. . . €20 PER DAY €90 PER WEEK. Mini Scooter Specifications Easy operation controls,Comfortable padded seat. 110 kilo user weight capacity. Powerful 24v/180W motor. Range per full charge up to 22Km/14 miles. Easily separates into 4 parts and fits into car boot. Removable battery for easy charging Recharge time 6-8 hrs. 6 litre carry basket. €15 PER DAY €80 PER WEEK. Power Chair Specifications Easy operation joy- stick control (easy to change for left and right handed). Comfortable deluxe captains seat. 350 Kilo user weight capacity. 2x24v/320W motors (very powerful). Range per full charge up to 40Km/25 miles. Rear wheel drive and compact size povide optimum maneuverability and accessibility. Recharge time 6-8 hours. € 120 PER WEEK Aluminium Wheelchair Specifications Lightweight folding wheelchair. comfortable cushioned seat. 100 Kilo user Weight capacity. Hand rails and easy use extended brake levers. Gross weight 15 Kilo. . . €10 PER DAY
Festivals Behind the busy tourist bustle, more deep-rooted culture clearly been able to survive, most vibrantly brought across through these following fiestas: Carnival The Carnival (February and March) is celebrated with various activities and events taking place throughout the period. Some of the highlights are the election of Carnival Queen and the Carnival Parade. The parade proceeds from in front of the Cultural Centre (Plaza del Pescador 1; near the central bus station), through its narrow streets around the Arona Gran Hotel, and back again. Traditional yet modern, this event involves massive crowd of spectators dressing up and dance the night away. Gran Fiesta de los Vinos A relatively new event, Gran Fiesta de los Vinos takes place early July at the harbour of Los Cristianos. This is essentially a massive wine- and tapas-tasting event, with over 50 bodegas (wineyards) and Tenerife 's five wine Regulatory Councils showcasing the island's rich viticulture. This fantastic sensory experience will save you visiting the many bodegas all over the island, and you won't have to drive afterwards! It will start at 5pm and last until at least 11pm. The International Folklore Festival The International Folklore Festival takes place end of July or early August, outside of the Cultural Centre. In past years folklore greats from the Canaries, Spain, Europe, Africa, and elsewhere, have made this a overwhelming occasion. However, it has been sporadically cancelled over the last few years, so you will need to check with the Cultural Centre beforehand if it is scheduled and what the performances are - their telephone number is +34 922 757 006. Fiesta del Carmen The week-long Fiesta del Carmen takes place end of August with a series of activities and events taking place to keep the locals and the spectators busy. It is a modern fiesta open to everyone, with a relaxed dress code, salsa and merengue orchestras, and a spectacular beauty queen election – 'La Reina de la Fiesta'.   Restaurants Locanda Italiana This friendly Italian restaurant serves a great selection of Italian and International wines and dishes, at great value for money (the average price for a starter and main course is around €20). Address: Centro Comercial El Mirador 6 (next to Taylor's bar), Avenida San Francisco, 38650 Arona , Tenerife . Telephone: +34 922 753 103 Opening hours: Daily 12:00 - 15:00 and 19:00 - 23:30 Bar El Cine An eclectic selection of fresh fish such as hake, swordfish, prawns, and sardines, and meat dishes await you here at medium prices (€15-20), served by friendly, efficient staff. Address: Calle Juan Bariajo, 8, 38650 Arona , Tenerife . Telephone: +34 609 107 258 La Tasca de Mi Abuelo A great selection of tapas and Spanish dishes invite you in a light and friendly atmosphere here at La Tasca de Mi Abuelo. The average price for a starter and main course is €25 with drinks. Address: C.C. San Marino, Local 13, Los Cristianos, 38650 Arona , Tenerife . (next to 'Muebles Nuri' furniture shop). Telephone: +34 922 799 593 Opening hours: Daily 12:00 - 23:30. Closed on Mondays.     Nightlife Los Cristianos is overshadowed by Playa de las Américas in terms of the size and variety of nightclubs, but it can certainly still get rowdy.  It also offers more tranquil forms of nocturnal entertainment, such as musicals, singing and dancing events – many of which held inside the foyers of the big hotels. The Claddagh Irish Bar A lively Irish hang-out in the south of Tenerife , this well-priced central pub hosts live music events every night from 9.30pm, and on Sunday afternoons from 5.30pm. It has a large terrace overlooking Playa de las Vistas and offers guests Irish stew on Sundays (from 6pm). Address: 6C San Telmo Los Cristianos, 38650 Arona , Tenerife (look for the middle terrace across from the fountain). Telephone: +34 677 374 244/ 666 803 368 Opening hours: Monday - Saturday from 20:00 - late. Sunday from 12:00 noon. Churchill's Bar This clean, family-run Welsh bar, hosts regular live music shows by 'The Dreamers' (owner Roy is their drummer), at reasonable prices. It used to be a bookmakers, and you can still bet to have a good time here. Address: Calle Montaña Chica, Los Cristianos, 38650 Arona , Tenerife . Amigos Bar Located on the sea front of Los Cristianos, this popular, family-friendly bar serves well-priced, hearty British food (including an excellent fish & chips), regularly accompanied by live entertainment events. Address: Paseo Marítimo, 38640 Arona , Tenerife  (on the seaside walkway, by the harbour). Zona 21 Address: Centro Comercial de San Telmo, Avenida La Habana, Los Cristianos, 38650 Arona , Tenerife . Telephone: +34 922 794 605 Opening hours: Daily 22:30 - 04:30 Disco pub, cocktails and chupitos, Reggaeton, Salsa, Latin, House, Saturday night live music. Casablanca Disco Pub With over twenty years of experience, this venue caters for all kinds of musical styles, including live music performances by famous national and international bands. Address: Centro Comercial San Telmo, Avenida La Habana, Los Cristianos, 38650 Arona , Tenerife . Telephone: +34 609 108 707 Opening hours: Daily 19:00 - 04:00 Shopping Although Los Cristianos is not as commercialised as its neighbour- Playa de las Américas , it does have an exhaustive array of shopping malls and a busy high street aimed at local and international fashions – anything from small clothes boutiques to local jewelers and souvenir shops. And should you need some refreshments for in-between, or are even planning on cooking yourself, there is a wide range of small corner shops and major national and international supermarkets to choose from. If you are looking for local arts and crafts, there is a flea market every Sunday from 9am-2pm near the Arona Gran Hotel (the island's biggest market), where you can find anything from Guanche-style earthenware artefacts, to more Hispanic weaving and lacework, as well as whole other range of souvenirs – just don't forget to haggle. There are also some local artisan shops scattered throughout the centre, and inside some of the bigger hotels, worth looking out for, as they offer such unique gift opportunities as cultured pearls. Centro Comercial San Telmo This shopping centre also offers all sorts of international cuisine and European bars and transforms itself into Loc Cristianos's nightlife epicentre. Address: Avenida La Habana, Playa las Vistas, Los Cristianos, 38006  Arona ,  Tenerife . Telephone: +34 922 791 981
There are three beaches in Los Cristianos: two world-class white sand beaches – Playa de los Cristianos and the Playa de las Vistas (both of which are monitored by Red Cross lifeguards and local police patrols), and one smaller black sand beach.            Playa de los Cristianos This large white sand beach that expands over a length of 975 meters and a width of 40 meters, has open-air bars, restaurants, children's play areas, showers, toilets, and more dotted along it. Its waters are calm, due to its sheltered bay location (protected by its harbour) and so offer the ideal setting for all sorts of water sports – from swimming and snorkeling, to banana-boat riding and sailing.   Playa de las Vistas This splendid white sand beach (850 meters in length and 127 meters in width) adjacent to the Los Cristianos beach also has wonderfully calm waters to offer due to the man-made break-waters at its sides. This allows for an equally wide range of water sports to be practiced, as well as beach activities such as beach volleyball. There are also showers and a tourist information bureau at your disposal. The Los Cristianos promenade, which stretches over Las Vistas beach to Playa de las Américas (the longest barrier-free promenade in Europe), is ideal for a relaxing stroll while watching the ferries commute between Tenerife and La Gomera , El Hierro , and La Palma .   Nudist beach in Los Cristianos This black volcano pebble beach is accessible on foot via a short walk past the Arona Gran Hotel, towards the cliffs of the Montaña Guaza. A brisk 30-minute walk up those cliffs reveals magnificent views of the bay, and there are even nice ones if you continue for an extra 10 minutes – make sure to bring sturdy footwear, though.