There’s nothing like a good walk to build your appetite for a great meal at Restaurant Tenerife or Restaurant Strelitzia in Hotel Paradise Park. The local
council of Arona has built a wide promenade next to the sea to show off the natural attractions that make Los Cristianos so popular, so here’s a step by step guide.
Down the hill from Hotel Paradise Park and left will bring you to the old rugged beach of Los Tarajales. A few of the old original houses still stand here but newer bars, restaurants, and a mini golf course are welcome distractions. This leads through to the dark sand Los Cristianos beach looking out to the ferry port that links Tenerife to the islands of La Gomera, La Palma, and El Hierro. A short detour will reveal the fishermans quay and modern marina and the pick up point for whale and dolphin watching trips.
A walk along the harbour wall gives some good views or you can take the promenade path through the short tunnel, both routes bring you to Las Vistas, the crescent shaped beach of golden imported sand. This is the newest part of Los Cristianos and is packed with bars and restaurants plus beach based fun rides like jet skis and banana boats.
At the far end, two long rocky arms keep Playa del Camison as a calm bathing beach before turning around the headland where surfers enjoy the bigger waves and the statue of Tenerife born Saint, Hermano Pedro looks out to sea. At low tide there are plenty of rock pools to explore. You are now in Playa de Las Americas as the palm tree lined promenade moves on towards the nightclubs of Veronicas and the arched wooden bridge over the Barranco del Rey to the dark sand beaches of Playas de Troya. A one way walk will take just over an hour but there are lots of shaded benches along the way. Don’t forget the Hotel Paradise Park minibus drops off and picks up just above Las Vistas beach to shorten the journey.