Los Gigantes is a slow-paced town, tucked away in a quiet area of southern Tenerife next to Puerto de Santiago. It’s one of the island’s most scenic resorts, boasting beautiful ocean views, a pretty marina and a backdrop of spectacular 500m-high cliffs known as The Giants. The resort has been built with appearances in mind and is largely free of high-rise buildings, giving the resort a spacious, open feel.
The main buzz of Los Gigantes can be found around the marina or on the Avenida Maritima, where most of the resort’s shops, bars and restaurants are based. The Giants can be seen from anywhere in the resort, but the photo opportunities at the Archipenque Mirador viewpoint are not to be missed. The Los Guios black sand beach is also good for sunbathing, although better beaches can be found nearby.
Those who love spending time in the water will find their heaven in Los Gigantes; the resort offers a huge range of activities including scuba diving, fishing, jet skiing, kayaking and sailing. The water at Lo Guios beach is known to be choppy so those looking for somewhere calm to swim should head to the resort’s lido, offering a seawater swimming pool and spacious terraces lined with sun beds for a small entry fee.
There are many exciting day trips to be enjoyed from Los Gigantes. The resort is most famous for dolphin-watching; the surrounding waters are a popular feeding ground for bottlenose dolphins, and visitors can easily join tours at the marina to witness these creatures in their natural habitat. Other popular day trips are to the Teide National Park or the small island of La Gomera.