Los Gigantes - famous for its majestic cliffs, is a quaint and charming seaside town on the island of Tenerife.
It is situated on the west coast of the island, but it still enjoys beautiful weather all year round, similar to the southern resorts like Costa Adeje, Playa las Americas and Los Cristianos.
The town has grown in popularity during the past years, and many people come now to spend their holidays years, not just to visit for the day. Los Gigantes is ideal for chilled and relaxing holiday, as opposed to Las Americas, Playa Fanabe and the more party oriented resorts.
Barcelo Santiago and Be Live Family Costa los Gigantes are the most popular hotels in the area, if you're looking for a place to stay.
Things to do in Los Gigantes
1. Visit the beach in Los Gigantes (Los Guios beach)
This is a black sand beach and it offers great views of the cliffs. Unfortunately, due to the height of the cliffs, the beach doesn't get much sun in the morning, but it's great just after 12 or 1 PM.
2. Enjoy a meal or a cup of coffee at one of the restaurants in the marina
If you fancy a meal with a view towards the marina and the beautiful boats, pop into one of the restaurants and enjoy a lunch while admiring the view.
3. Go on a whale watching trip
The port of Los Gigantes is ideal for a boat trip to watch the dolphins and the wales along the coast of Tenerife.
4. Spend the day at one of the heated pools in Los Gigantes
You get not one choice, but two, in regards to heated pools and places to spend the day with a cocktail while working on your tan.
Oasis Los Gigantes is the newest "kid in town" and there's also the option of Piscinas El Laguillo. Oasis Log Gigantes offers a beautiful view over towards the ocean and it's a relaxing way to spend your day, especially during the sunny winter days, when the sea water is too cold to swim in.
5. Admire the view from Mirador Archipenque
If you want to get the best view of Los Gigantes cliffs, Mirador Archipenque is the place to go. You get an overview of the town, as well as a view of the cliffs and the best thing is you can buy a souvenir here and even drink a cup of coffee, while taking in the view. We know that by the time you're reading this you're already tired of all talking on and on about the view, but this is truly one of the breathtaking and stunning landscapes in Tenerife.
6. Walk from Los Gigantes to Puerto de Santiago
If you fancy a day with a bit of a walk, you can go over to Puerto de Santiago, which is the neighboring town. There are some lovely restaurants and bars along the way so there's no need to rush. Since this part of the coast is quite hilly and full of ups and down, you'll need to hydrate yourself along the way anyhow.
Also, read more about things to do in Puerto de Santiago.
7. Pop over to Playa la Arena
Situated in Puerto de Santiago, Playa la Arena is one of the most attractive beaches in Tenerife, which has been rewarded with the Blue Flag distinction since the '80s.
Although the sea is usually not ideal for swimming, the beach is quite lovely, with the palm trees and the black shiny sand, so a day spent here is a must if you're in the area and if you love spending time in the sun.