Where is Los Gigantes?
Situated in the municipality of Santiago del Teide, they are just south of the famous cliffs of Los Gigantes (The Giants), and about 20 miles (30 kilometres) north west of Los Cristianos. It is generally acknowledged that the year-round climate in this, the island´s most westerly region, is among the best in the Canaries. The town of Los Gigantes is named after, and lies at the foot of, the imposing cliffs of the same name which are best experienced up close from a boat, which you can book from the Marina. They loom over you and you can see the rocks in all their glory and distinguish the different colours and textures of the volcanic strata. The Canyons and cliffs of Los Gigantes deserve their ostentatious name: at some points they reach 600m and they are among the highest cliffs of the European continent!
Far away from the touristic mass centre Costa Adeje, it attracts nature lovers and those who favour a quiet tourism in Tenerife. The zone has its hotels and clubs, but in far smaller dimensions than the party area known as “Las Américas”.
Whats available in Los Gigantes
In the Marina you will find an array of private craft moored next to the boats which take visitors out to see the local dolphin and whale colonies – some 27 differing species of whale and dolphin have been encountered in the waters off of Los Gigantes.
Lying at the foot of the cliffs and just next door to the marina, there is a small, clean, black sand beach which is rarely crowded, despite being suitable for children. Parking near the beach is limited however.