Fisher's district San Cristobal

The colourful and authentic district in the south of the city

The district San Cristobal is directly situated on the east coast of the city. The colourful fishermen’s cottages and houses are so close to the sea that the waves splash their water onto the cactuses on the window boards. San Cristobal is the city’s fishing village. It is also worth a visit because of its great, authentic, and cheap fish restaurants near the stony beach which all share an amazing view over the ocean.

The old fortified tower, which rises among the floods of the Atlantic Ocean, is another sight of San Cristobal. After having eaten lunch in one of the many fish restaurants, we would recommend a walk through the small and quiet harbour of the quarter. Dozens of fishing boats are lying at anchor there; fishermen mend their nets and innumerable cats wait for the daily left-overs. San Cristobal is one of the most quite districts, because there are hardly any cars. At times the complete silence there makes you forget that you are still in the middle of a city with more than 400.000 inhabitants. Like already mentioned before you can enjoy the catch of fish in one of the restaurants or you can buy some fresh fish on the small market above the harbour and prepare it at home in your apartment. You can get to the district by bus or you can walk from the old part of Las Palmas south along the foot and bike path on the east coast. Furthermore, you can wonderfully combine a visit to San Cristobal with a sunny day on the beach La Laja, which is only one kilometre south of the quarter.

Info San Cristobal

How to arrive

San Cristobal is located in the southern end of the city, 8km from Santa Catalina and 3km from the oldtown. San Cristobal can be reached easily by bike on the continuous cycle path along the sea. By bus there are several possibilities:

  • The yellow bus number 9, from the theatre Perez Galdos (Vegueta), to bus stop Hospital Materno
  • Blue global bus numbers 8,12,23,60 & some more to bus stop Hospital Insular

Location San Cristobal