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Explore Los Gigantes: The Charming Seaside Town of Giants in Tenerife

Perched on the breathtaking west coast of Tenerife, Los Gigantes is a charming seaside town that welcomes visitors with its awe-inspiring cliffs, crystal-clear waters, and delightful beaches.

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey to this Canarian paradise? Let’s explore the majestic attractions, activities, and flavors that await you in Los Gigantes.

  • Explore Los Gigantes, Tenerife’s charming seaside town of giants and majestic cliffs.
  • Indulge in the captivating views from Mirador Archipenque and Punta de Teno Lighthouse while enjoying delicious cuisine on stunning beaches.
  • Experience thrilling activities like whale watching tours, water sports, hiking trails & more!

Discover Los Gigantes Cliffs: Tenerife’s Majestic Attraction

Imagine standing at the edge of the world, gazing at the colossal cliffs reaching up to 600 meters in height and stretching from the port of Los Gigantes to Punta de Teno, the westernmost point of the island.

These basalt walls, formed by volcanic activity, are a testament to the raw power of nature and offer a truly unforgettable experience. As you visit Los Gigantes, you can choose to explore the cliffs by boat, by car, or on foot, each option providing a unique perspective of this awe-inspiring landscape.

Acantilados de Los Gigantes

Acantilados de Los Gigantes, part of the ancient Teno Mountains, is a sight to behold. Just 30 kilometers away from the popular holiday areas of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas, this breathtaking destination is a must-visit for nature lovers.

A view of Los Gigantes Cliffs in Tenerife, Canary Islands
A view of Los Gigantes Cliffs in Tenerife, Canary Islands

The best way to appreciate the beauty of the cliffs and the surrounding area, including Puerto de Santiago and Playa de la Arena, is by foot. As you stroll along the coast, keep an eye out for the 28 whale and dolphin species, including pilot whales, dolphins, and even sperm whales and orcas, that call these waters home.

Mirador Archipenque

For a bird’s-eye view of the Los Gigantes cliffs and the sparkling ocean beyond, visit Mirador Archipenque. This spectacular viewpoint offers unparalleled panoramas, allowing you to appreciate the sheer scale of the cliffs and the beauty of the surrounding area. Take a moment to savor a delicious cup of coffee and browse the charming souvenir shops while enjoying the breathtaking vista that unfolds before you.

Punta de Teno Lighthouse

Although closed to visitors, the Punta de Teno Lighthouse is a great spot to take in the stunning views of the north coast of Tenerife and the cliffs of Los Gigantes. Nestled in the heart of the Teno Rural Park, this picturesque landmark can be best explored on a scenic drive along the road from Buenavista del Norte or by hiking through the area.

Experience the Beaches of Los Gigantes

A stunning view of Los Gigantes beach, showcasing the beauty of Los Gigantes
A stunning view of Los Gigantes beach, showcasing the beauty of Los Gigantes

As you explore the charming town of Los Gigantes, don’t miss the opportunity to unwind on its beautiful beaches. From the black sands of Los Guios Beach to the Blue Flag-awarded Playa La Arena and the exhilarating Natural Swimming Pools, Los Gigantes offers a variety of coastal oases to suit every preference. So, make sure to pack your swimsuit, sunblock, beach towel, and get ready to bask in the glorious Canarian sunshine.

Los Guios Beach

Located in the heart of Los Gigantes, Los Guios Beach is your perfect spot for a day of relaxation. Boasting an incredible view of the majestic Los Gigantes cliffs, this black-sand beach invites you to sunbathe, swim, and explore the nearby cliffs. In addition, the beach’s proximity to the town’s marina offers a delightful selection of restaurants and bars for a refreshing break.

Playa La Arena

If you’re looking for a pristine beach experience, look no further than Playa La Arena. This stunning black sand beach in Puerto de Santiago has proudly carried the esteemed Blue Flag since 1989, recognizing its outstanding environmental and quality standards. While the waves can be invigorating, keep an eye out for any warning flags displayed on the sand to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit.

Natural Swimming Pools

For a truly unique swimming experience, venture to the natural swimming pools in Los Gigantes, specifically Isla Cangrejo (Crab Island). These stunning pools offer a refreshing dip amidst the rugged coastal landscape. When swimming in the natural pool, be mindful of the exhilarating waves and take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Activities and Adventures in Los Gigantes

A boat trip to observe whale and dolphin species in Los Gigantes, Tenerife
A boat trip to observe whale and dolphin species in Los Gigantes, Tenerife

Los Gigantes offers more than just stunning landscapes and beautiful beaches; it’s also an adventure lover’s paradise. From thrilling whale and dolphin watching tours to exhilarating kayaking and water sports, and breathtaking hiking trails and excursions, Los Gigantes has something for everyone. So strap on your adventure gear and get ready to explore the wonders of this charming coastal town.

Whale and Dolphin Watching Tours

One of the most exciting activities in Los Gigantes is a boat excursion to see the magnificent whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. Several companies offer these tours, with some utilizing hybrid boats and others using catamarans with underwater panoramic viewing decks for an unforgettable experience. Witnessing the 28 species of whales and dolphins, including pilot whales, dolphins, and even sperm whales and orcas, is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that you don’t want to miss.

Kayaking and Water Sports

For those seeking an adrenaline rush, Los Gigantes offers a variety of water sports activities such as kayaking, boat trips, jet skiing, parasailing, fishing, snorkeling, and surfing. Dive into the crystal-clear waters and explore the vibrant marine life, including octopuses, moray eels, sea bass, turtles, and tropical fish, while scuba diving or snorkeling. Whatever your preference, you’re sure to find a thrilling water activity to suit your taste.

Hiking Trails and Excursions

For nature enthusiasts, Los Gigantes offers a plethora of stunning hiking trails and excursions, including Mount Teide, Barranco del Infierno, Masca Gorge Trail, Los Gigantes Hike, and the Anaga Region. With a diverse landscape ranging from lush forests to rugged coastal cliffs, there’s no shortage of breathtaking trails to explore.

Savor the Flavors of Los Gigantes

A view of Marina Los Gigantes restaurants in Los Gigantes, Tenerife
A view of Marina Los Gigantes restaurants in Los Gigantes, Tenerife

After a day of adventure and exploration, treat yourself to the delightful flavors of Los Gigantes. From the Marina Los Gigantes restaurants to the Puerto de Santiago eateries, there’s no shortage of culinary experiences to satisfy your taste buds. Don’t forget to indulge in the traditional Canarian cuisine, a delightful mix of Spanish, African, and Latin American flavors, renowned for its use of fresh seafood, vegetables, and spices. Popular dishes include papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes), flavorful mojo (a spicy sauce), and nourishing gofio (a flour made from toasted grains).

Marina Los Gigantes Restaurants

The marina at Los Gigantes is a food lover’s paradise, boasting a delightful variety of restaurants that cater to every palate. With options such as Tipsy Terrace Bar & Bistro, CK’s Bistro, Tas-K, Restaurante Jardin del Sol, Charlie’s Bistro, KV Bar Gourmet, The Wine Bar & Terrace, and more, you’re sure to find a culinary experience that will leave you craving for more.

Puerto de Santiago Eateries

For a taste of the local flavors, head to Puerto de Santiago, where you’ll find a range of eateries serving traditional Canarian cuisine, delicious seafood, and a variety of international dishes. Some of the Puerto de Santiago eateries include Restaurante la Pérgola, Fisherman’s Inn, Bombay Babu Playa La Arena, Casa Pepe – Playa Arena, Bar Cafetera Alfonso, The Chicken Shack, and DomuMia.

Nearby Attractions and Day Trips

A view of Santiago del Teide, a charming seaside town near Los Gigantes, Tenerife
A view of Santiago del Teide, a charming seaside town near Los Gigantes, Tenerife

If you’re looking to explore beyond Los Gigantes, there are plenty of nearby attractions and day trips to consider. From the picturesque town of Santiago del Teide to the ancient dragon tree in Icod de los Vinos, and the thrilling water park of Siam Park, there’s no shortage of exciting destinations to discover.

Santiago del Teide

Santiago del Teide, a vibrant municipality in southwest Tenerife, offers a plethora of attractions, activities, and dining experiences. From the stunning Los Gigantes Cliffs and Mirador Archipenque to the Punta de Teno Lighthouse, Los Guios Beach, Playa La Arena, and Natural Swimming Pools, Santiago del Teide is a must-visit destination for every traveler. The area is home to a variety of outdoor activities, from hiking and biking to swimming and snorkeling. There are also plenty of restaurants, bars, and cafes to explore, as well as a vibrant nightlife.

Icod de los Vinos

Explore Icod de los Vinos, the charming town in the Canary Islands. Witness the oldest dragon tree in the Canaries located here. This picturesque destination boasts attractions such as Cueva del Viento, Artlandya, El Drago Milenario, and Mariposario del Drago. Immerse yourself in the local culture and history while exploring the beautiful streets and landscapes of Icod de los Vinos.

Siam Park

For a day of thrilling adventure, visit Siam Park, Europe’s largest and most exciting water park. Located in Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Siam Park features a beautiful Siamese (Thai) theme and offers a wide range of attractions, including a wave pool, a lazy river, multiple water slides, and a children’s area.

Accommodation Options in Los Gigantes

After a day of exploring the wonders of Los Gigantes, you’ll want a comfortable place to rest and recharge. Whether you prefer the luxury of Barcelo Santiago, the family-friendly amenities of Be Live Family Costa Los Gigantes, or the privacy and flexibility of vacation rentals and apartments, there’s an accommodation option to suit every traveler’s needs. No matter what type of accommodation you choose, you can be sure that you’ll have a great stay in Los Gigantes. With its stunning views, vibrant culture, and friendly locals, it’s the perfect getaway.

Barcelo Santiago

Experience the ultimate in comfort and luxury at Barcelo Santiago, an adults-only hotel located in the southwest of Tenerife. Boasting stunning views of Los Gigantes cliffs and the island of La Gomera, this hotel offers a range of incredible amenities, including a luxurious spa, an extensive fitness center, a sparkling pool, and a delicious restaurant. With a 24-hour reception, a helpful concierge service, and a convenient shuttle service, Barcelo Santiago ensures a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

Be Live Family Costa Los Gigantes

For a family-friendly option, look no further than Be Live Family Costa Los Gigantes. Located in Puerto de Santiago, this hotel boasts breathtaking sea views and incredible facilities, including a swimming pool, spa, gym, and various restaurants. With a range of activities available, such as kayaking, whale and dolphin watching tours, and hiking trails, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Be Live Family Costa Los Gigantes.

Vacation Rentals and Apartments

For those seeking more privacy and flexibility, vacation rentals and apartments in Los Gigantes offer the perfect solution. With a variety of options, from apartments, condos, houses, cottages, and lodges, you can find the ideal accommodation for your needs. Enjoy the convenience of a fully equipped kitchen, great amenities such as Wi-Fi, and wonderful outdoor spaces (if available) during your stay in Los Gigantes.

Check out the best accommodation options in Los Gigantes >


From the awe-inspiring cliffs to the beautiful beaches, delightful cuisine, and thrilling activities, Los Gigantes offers an unforgettable experience for every traveler. As you explore this charming seaside town and its neighboring attractions, you’ll be captivated by the natural beauty, rich culture, and warm hospitality of Tenerife. So pack your bags, embark on a journey to Los Gigantes, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Discover Canary Islands

There are seven main islands in the Canary Islands archipelago. Discover all of them and check out the places worth to see.
IslandTourist attractions and interesting places
TenerifeLoro Park, Jungle Park, Siam Park, Lago Martianez, Monkey Park and other Amusement parks in Tenerife. Teide National Park, volcano Teide (Pico del Teide), Los Gigantes Cliffs, Masca, Anaga Mountains, Pyramids in Güímar, Casa de los Balcones, Cueva del Viento, Dragon Tree. Popular cities in TenerifeSanta Cruz de Tenerife, Buenavista del Norte, Garachico, Puerto de la Cruz, Puerto de Santiago, Costa Adeje, Taganana, Guía de Isora, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, El Médano, La Orotava, Icod de los Vinos, Arona, San Miguel de Abona, La Matanza de Acentejo, La Victoria de Acentejo, Santa Úrsula, Los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas, Los Realejos, San Andrés, Los Gigantes
FuerteventuraDunas de Corralejo, Oasis Park, Acua Water Park, Lobos Island (Isla de Lobos), Parque Natural de Corralejo, Ecomuseo La Alcogida. Popular cities, towns, and villages: Puerto del Rosario, Corralejo, Tarajalejo, El Cotillo, Majanicho, La Oliva, Morro Jable, Costa Calma, Caleta de fuste. Popular beaches in Fuerteventura: El Castillo, Playa de Esquinzo
Gran CanariaTourist attractions: Poema del Mar, El Faro de Maspalomas, Cenobio de Valerón, Pueblo Canario, Necrópolis de Arteara, Casa de Colón. Amusement Parks: Holiday World Maspalomas, Aqualand Maspalomas, Sioux City Park, Palmitos Park, Mundo Aborigen, Camel Safari Park. Natural attractions: Jardín Canario (botanical garden), Pico de Bandama Hill, Barranco de Guiniguada, Pinar de Tamadaba (natural park), Dunas de Maspalomas, Roque nublo, Barranco de Santa Brígida, Cañon del Águila, Doramas Park (Parque Doramas), Parque de Santa Catalina. Popular cities: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Maspalomas, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Playa del Inglés, Puerto de Mogán, Artenara. Beaches in Gran Canaria: Playa de Las Canteras (Plaża Las Canteras), Playa del Inglés, Playa de San Agustín, Playa de Taurito, Playa de Puerto Rico, Playa de Guayedra, Playa del Juncal, Playa Hoya del Pozo, Playa de Melenara
LanzaroteCueva de los Verdes (cave), Jameos del Agua (cave), Jardín de Cactus (cactus garden), Timanfaya National Park (Montañas del Fuego), Aqualava Water Park, Museo Atlántico Lanzarote (underwater museum), Castillo de San Gabriel (castle), Castillo de San José (contemporary art museum), Papagayo Beach (Playa de Papagayo), Fundación César Manrique (museum and an old house of César Manrique), Los Hervideros, Mirador del río, Volcano El Cuervo, La Geria. Popular cities: Arrecife, Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca, El Golfo i Charco de Los Clicos
La PalmaPopular cities: Santa Cruz de la Palma, Breña baja, Breña alta
La GomeraGarajonay National Park, Los Órganos, Casa de Colón. Popular cities: San Sebastián de la Gomera, Chipude, Agulo, Playa de Santiago
El HierroPopular cities: Valverde, La Frontera

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Jessica Alvaro
Jessica Alvaro
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