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The beach at Los Cristianos is popular with both locals and tourists alike. The main town beach that opens on to the harbour is the location of a volleyball competition that usually takes place every Easter, when it also attracts a small number of sand sculptures. Of the two beaches, the newer Playa de las Vistas is slightly the larger, and if we are honest the water quality here is a little better too.
Perhaps more suited for a visit on a cloudy day are the Jardines de Atlantico situated just outside Los Cristianos. They are open daily from around 10:00 and offer a free bus from the resorts of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas for the short trip to the nearby village of Buzanada.
Your trip around includes commentary by an English speaking guide and lasts around an hour. In amongst the
banana plantations they have a model of Tenerife that explains the water system. At the end of your visit they
have a small shop selling banana related products and a cafe. Contact details are:
Jardines del Atlantico
Autopista Salida 26
Telephone: +34 922 720 403
Fax: +34 922 720 522
The Tenerife Camel Park is open daily from around 10:00 to 17:00 with a free bus services from both Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas. Not perhaps so suitable for the infirm or those that easily suffer from sea sickness, the ride lasts for about 40 minutes around the fields that surround the farm.
The camel park has a small cafe selling the usual range of snacks and drinks. Contact details are:
Telephone: +34 922 721 080
Fax: +34 922 721 121
Web site: www.camelparktenerife.com
The Karting Club de Tenerife is situated approx 7km from Los Cristianos, just off the TF1 Motorway on the road to Guaza - Las Chafiras. A free bus services operates from the centre of Playa de las Americas, and also a free mini bus service is available from most hotel receptions on request.
The track is of international standard and has 5 different models of kart for hire upon age and experience. In addition for those not
racing, you will find a bar, cafeteria and extensive viewing terraces.
Contact details are:
Karting Club Tenerife
Carretera del Cho
Autopista del Sur
Telephone: +34 922 730 703
Fax: +34 922 730 287
Web site: www.kartingtenerife.com
If you only visit one place during your visit, make it the Las Aguilas Jungle Park. Set high in the hills behind the resort of Los Cristianos in 75,000 sq. metres of tropical gardens you will need a full day to see all the attractions.
The park has a number of demonstrations and shows running throughout the day, including parrot shows, penguin feeding time and a free flying eagle demonstration. You are warned not to eat during this show for very good reasons, but some will choose to ignore the advice, just don't sit next to them!
Parque Las Aguilas is open all year with free buses operating from Los Cristianos and Playa Las Americas.
Contact details are:
Las Aguilas Jungle Park
Telephone: +34 922 729 010
Fax: +34 922 729 362
Web site: www.aguilasjunglepark.com
Described as the "biggest little zoo in the World", the Monkey Park Tenerife is an international breeding centre for endangered
species of primates. Situated less than a 5 minute drive from the centres of both Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas,
the Monkey Park offers visitors the opportunity to interact with, and feed a wide variety of animals including iguanas, toucans,
lemurs, squirrel monkeys, marmossets and parrots. The Monkey Park is open each day from around 9.30am to 5.00pm and contact
details for more information are:
The Monkey Park
Entre Guaza y Los Cristianos
Telephone: +34 922 790 720
Web site: www.monkeypark.com
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