Los Cristianos, formerly a fishing village, is situated at the extreme south of the Island (Cristianos map), close to the Tenerife South airport. It has a warm climate and its skies are clear nearly all the year around. These climatic characteristics have made it a famous centre for winter tourism, and its hotels and tourist services have undergone a spectacular development. The port of Los Cristianos still houses a small fishing fleet but it has become more important as a morning point for a large number of yachts and sport-boats. It is possible to travel to nearby island of La Gomera by means of the ferries, which make two journeys every day.