resort Los Gigantes is located on the
south-west coast of Tenerife. It constitutes
the northern part of the trefoil Los
Gigantes, Puerto Santiago and
Playa de la
Arena, three holiday resorts that have
almost grown into one.
lies at the foot of the 500 metre high
cliffs which have given the town its name.
Los Gigantes beach - Los Guios
The coast of Los Gigantes almost only
consists of cliffs, but just north of the
big marina, you will find the beach Los
The beach is
approx. 100 metres long and has
fine-grained, dark lava sand. The water is
relatively shallow and the harbour provides
good protection against waves.
It is possible
to rent sun lounges and sunshades, but they
are not neatly arranged in rows as it is
seen at most other beaches. Other facilities
include showers, changing facilities and
It may be a
challenge to find parking spaces in the
streets, but it is possible to pay for a
parking space near the harbour.
With its soft sand and relatively shallow
water, the beach in Los Gigantes is fairly
child-friendly. When the wind blows in
certain directions, the waves may, however,
The beach in Los Gigantes does not offer any
water sports activities, but the harbour
next to the beach does. Here it is possible
to rent jet skis, sea kayaks and different
On the way to the beach, there are several
small, nice restaurants and shops, see the
picture to the right.
Los Gigantes is a charming, nice and
relatively quiet holiday resort. With a very
few exceptions, the houses are low-built and
the cliffs surrounding the town prevent it
from growing any further.
charming part of the town is the old part
with the marina, the town square and the
church. Here you will also find a small
tourist information office.
There are many
restaurants in Los Gigantes, and also a good
selection of cafés, bars and shops. The
nightlife is fairly quiet.
harbour, you can go on different boat trips,
including fishing trips and whale and