Los Gigantes is situated near sheer cliffs, with a small port and a resort town. It survivies on tourism as Las americanas and Los Cristianos, but on a much smaller scale. Beside the resort is Puerto de Santiago, which is equally pleasant, and it has an attractive black sand beach called Playa de la Arena. Among the things to do in this area are diving (the area has 3 diving centres), boat trips for dolphin and whale watching and parascending. There is also Flipper Uno, which is a reproduction of a 18th century large sailing ship, and they do trips daily. Teide National Park situated near Los Gigantes, was founded in 1954 to protect the landscape and ecological of great importance that extends around this volcano.
The tranquil resort of Los Gigantes is a far cry from the bright lights and noise of the larger neighbouring Tenerife resorts, Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos. So if it’s a quiet and relaxing holiday destination that you are looking for, then a package holiday in Los Gigantes should suit your needs. This is not to say that you can’t find somewhere to let your hair down here too, while there are no discos or nightclubs , there are bars in the heart of the town by the marina that stay open until the small hours and provide live entertainment.
Los Gigantes offers year round sunshine in a pretty town with a range of leisure activities for all the family. Its high quality hotels and apartments with large swimming pools offer an excellent base for exploring both the local area and further afield. Los Gigantes sandy beach of fine black sand is enjoyed by children as is the public swimming pool close to the harbour. The local restaurants are well known for both their wide variety and the quality of their food.
The Los Gigantes cliffs serve a purpose beyond a scenic backdrop for postcards as they protect the town from the trade winds, ensuring that Los Gigantes and the west of Tenerife enjoy possibly the best weather in Tenerife with the most hours of sunshin all the year.
Since its development in the 60s and 70s, Los Gigantes resort has become a popular choice with many British holidaymakers, who prefer a quieter pace of life and less frenetic nightlife …
Los Gigantes named after ‘The Giants’, the cliffs which are the backdrop to the village. It is a pretty resort with many flowers and tree and is very well kept.
The resort which is small has a certain atmosphere about it which makes you feel calm and relexed. Unlike many other resorts there is little chance of the resort becoming larger due to it being closed in on all sides. Los Gigantes emains one of the few calmer holiday destinations, which is quite rare on Tenerife. Lots to do from the harbour diving, sailing, parascending, dolphin and whale watching as well a sea you can swim in, in comfort, all year round