Getting there & away
Plenty of Tenerife’s bright-green TITSA buses come through the area, stopping at stations in Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas. Buses 110 (direct, €7.30, one hour, every 30 minutes) and 111 (indirect) come and go from Santa Cruz. Bus 487 (€2.10, 45 minutes) goes to Tenerife Sur airport, but to get to Tenerife Norte airport you have to pass through Santa Cruz. Plenty of other buses run through the two resorts, en route to destinations such as Arona (bus 480), Los Gigantes (473), Puerto de la Cruz (343), El Médano (470) and Las Galletas (467). The Playa de las Américas bus station is situated between central Las Américas, San Eugenio and the autovía. There’s no Los Cristianos bus station, as such; the buses stop on Avenida Juan Carlos 1, just beyond the cross road with Avenida Amsterdam, opposite the Valdes Commercial Centre. For 24-hour bus information, call 922 53 13 00.
Ferries come in and out of the Los Cristianos port day and night. The main routes are to Santa Cruz de la Palma, La Palma (€34, three hours); Puerto de la Estaca, El Hierro (€49, two hours) and San Sebastián de la Gomera, La Gomera (€23, one hour by ferry, 40 minutes by hydrofoil), with several daily crossings to each destination, increasing during summer.
Hopping over to Playa de las Américas is easy from mainland Europe. The Tenerife Sur airport is just 30km away and daily flights from Spain, the UK, Germany and other destinations give you plenty of flying options.