For those wishing to continue the walk from Los Cristianos for a further 7km, this part of the journey is undulating footpath and requires a bit of effort, a pair of walking shoes, and an open mind.
Climb the steps at La Caleta and follow the path across the plateau to the first of what I think are the Islands best kept secrets. The first bay (Playa de los morteros) is a nudist beach followed swiftly by a travellers’ colony at Playa Salvaje Diego Hernández.
Don’t worry, they don’t bite, descend the path and say ‘hola,’ look at their craft work, perhaps buy some of their jewellery or stop and talk before moving on. There is a ‘donations’ tin by the path but it is absolutely your choice.
The next bay is El Puertito and there is a fabulous restaurant/bar on the beach; stop for a refreshment before climbing out and continuing to Playa Paraiso.
This, once again, is good pavement (for the most part) walking past the Hard Rock Hotel, following the coast, picking up the path at Baranco Paraiso and onward to Callao Salvaje.
At the beach restaurant walk up hill through the car park to the main road or left and up into the town where you’ll find a brilliant French boulangerie, then, at the junction, the bus stop. (It’s a one way circuit so the 473 busses going North or South use the same stop).