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Los Gigantes
Travel Guide

Los Gigantes which includes a coastal town, a bay or harbour and boating

Defined by an imposing rock face rising toward the north, this sunny town is one of the best spots in Tenerife for scuba diving and whale watching.

Los Gigantes is easily among the most picturesque towns on the island, backed by the Acantilados de los Gigantes, a cliff face belonging to the ancient Teno Mountains. Take a boat trip or dive here where the submerged cliff base attracts abundant marine life.

The town takes its name from the Spanish word for “giant,” a reference to the imposing cliffs that overlook the area. In addition to serving as a scenic backdrop, the cliffs provide protection from trade winds, contributing to a warm and sunny climate. Appreciate the reputation laid-back Los Gigantes has earned as having a more easygoing atmosphere than hectic destinations found farther south.

Arrange a boat excursion in search of the 28 species of whales and dolphins that swim in the waters off the coast. Pilot whales and dolphins are the most common sightings; look for sperm whales and orcas as well.

Get a different perspective on the region’s underwater life by scuba diving or snorkeling. In addition to whales and dolphins, you might spot octopuses, moray eels, sea bass and a variety of turtles and tropical fish. As you might expect, Los Gigantes’ rich marine life also makes it a popular spot for fishing, with tuna and barracuda among the typical catches.

Walk around the town’s pretty marina, where you’ll find numerous bars, cafés and restaurants. With the island of La Gomera visible on the horizon, this waterfront area is a spectacular place to watch the sun set while sipping a cold drink.

Differing from some of the other beaches on the island, Los Gigantes’ has the black-sand Playa Los Guios. Enjoy this pleasant place to go for a swim or to simply admire the surrounding scenery. Head to nearby Crab Island for more secluded swimming and sunbathing.

Los Gigantes is located on the southwestern coast of Tenerife. Reach the area by bus from Los Cristianos and Puerto de la Cruz.

Royal Sun Resort
Royal Sun Resort
4.5 out of 5
C/ Geranio, 16, Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Santiago del Teide, Tenerife
The price is £95 per night from 17 Jun to 17 Jun
This family-friendly Santiago del Teide aparthotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Los Gigantes Marina, Los Gigantes Beach and Acantilados de ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (246 reviews)
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"Great big room with giant terrace. Superb views. Staff really helpfull. We hired a car which I would highly recommend as the Hotel is in a quite location.. I'd have no problems at all going back."

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2020

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Barceló Santiago
Barceló Santiago
4 out of 5
Calle La Hondura, 8, Puerto de Santiago, Santiago del Teide, Tenerife
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £102 per night from 1 Jul to 1 Jul
With direct access to the beach, this Santiago del Teide resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Chica, Los Gigantes Beach and Arena Beach. Los Gigantes Marina ...
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TUI BLUE Los Gigantes
TUI BLUE Los Gigantes
4 out of 5
Calle Flor de Pascua 8, Los Gigantes, Santiago del Teide, Tenerife
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Situated in Santiago del Teide, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oasis Los Gigantes Public Pool and Los Gigantes Beach. Arena Beach is 1.4 mi (2.2 ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (172 reviews)
"Nice views and amenities at convenience, very clean and great buffet. Some stuff are a little rude, some parts of the hotel like the lifts or others require renewal or care to show neat and functional appearance"

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2019

TUI BLUE Los Gigantes
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Apartamentos Vigilia Park
Apartamentos Vigilia Park
2.5 out of 5
Avda. Quinto Centenario, 58, Puerto de Santiago, Santiago del Teide, Tenerife
This family-friendly Santiago del Teide aparthotel is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Chica, Los Gigantes Beach and Arena Beach. Oasis Los ...
3.8/5Good! (138 reviews)
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"It’s a bit basic.....hot water tank only 46litres so runs out quick, two medium showers each. Some rooms noisy, over a tacky shopping arcade, bit prison’sh.... Yet, convenient and it’s value...."

Reviewed on 10 Feb 2020

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Ona Las Rosas
Ona Las Rosas
3 out of 5
Las Rosas s/n, Puerto de Santiago, Santiago del Teide, Tenerife
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Playa Chica, Los Gigantes Beach and Arena Beach. Oasis Los Gigantes Public Pool and Los Gigantes ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (84 reviews)
"Perfectly situates in a quiet location with great views, but easy walking distance from all amenities. The accommodation was clean, roomy, comfortable and well equipped."

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2020

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Apartamentos Terrazas de los Gigantes by Suncanarias
Apartamentos Terrazas de los Gigantes by Suncanarias
3 out of 5
Avda. José González Fortes, 71, Santiago del Teide
Situated in Santiago del Teide, this beach apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Oasis Los Gigantes Public Pool and Los Gigantes Beach. Arena Beach ...
3.2/5 (9 reviews)
Stunning views!
"There are only 10 apartments therefore no manned reception. We were contacted the day before our stay asking what time we would be arriving and confirming that our room was already prepared for us, we were told to call the number back upon our arrival, however had a problem as I could not get a signal ..."

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2015

Apartamentos Terrazas de los Gigantes by Suncanarias
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