9 Best Things To Do in Los Gigantes, Tenerife
Los Gigantes is a charming seaside town on the island of Tenerife. It is located on the west coast of the island and it enjoys beautiful weather all year round. The town has grown in popularity during the past years, evolving from a place where people only stopped for a few moments to admire the amazing cliffs, to a place where visitors actually come to spend their holidays in Tenerife.
What to do in Los Gigantes – Best places to visit
Los Gigantes is ideal for a chilled and relaxing holiday, as opposed to Costa Adeje, Playa Fanabe, Playa de Las Americas, 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.
Visit the beach in Los Gigantes (Los Guios beach)
Los Guios Beach 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.
Enjoy a meal or a drink at one of the restaurants in Marina Los Gigantes
If you fancy a meal with a view towards the marina and the beautiful boats, pop into one of the restaurants and enjoy lunch while admiring the view.
Go on a whale-watching trip around Los Gigantes
The port of Los Gigantes is ideal for a boat trip to watch the dolphins and the whales along the coast of Tenerife. You can see these majestic creatures in their natural environment, all while enjoying a drink and the food that is also included in the price of the boat trip.
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 now the only public pool in Los Gigantes, after the Piscina El Laguillo was closed. Oasis Log Gigantes offers a beautiful view over the ocean and it’s a relaxing way to spend your day, especially during the sunny winter days, when the seawater is too cold to swim in.
Los Gigantes is an ideal place for some of the most thrilling water activities. See the gentle giants of the ocean as they swim and glide in their natural habitat with a fun-filled whale and dolphin watching. For those who are craving for more adrenaline pumping action, kayaking, banana boat ride, and jet ski are recommended.
The town resort is also home to some of the most beautiful diving and snorkeling spots in Tenerife. Teeming with rich flora and fauna beneath the water surface, exploring the Los Gigantes’ ocean wonders is a treat to the senses. Atlantis-like basaltic rock formations, rays and all kinds of unique and wonderful fish await beneath the seas. Los Gigantes Diving Centre by the Marina offers lessons and equipment for novices as well as experienced divers.
Perched on a hill is Mirador Archipenque, a lookout point that offers the best view of Los Gigantes. The unobstructed view of the cliffs in all its glory is like no other. Aside from that, the other scenic spots such as the Marina and Playa de Los Gigantes are also visible. There is also a lovely cafe where visitors can just sit back, sip some coffee or tea, and savor the dazzling panorama.
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 downs, you’ll need to hydrate yourself along the way anyhow.
Get a tan on 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.