Los Gigantes (The Giants), are cliffs that extend along a stretch of Tenerife’s western shore, towering up to 2,000 feet (more than 600 meters) above the sea. The seaside town of the same name, perched along the shore, in the shadow of the cliffs, maintains a quieter, more relaxed vibe than the bigger resort areas further south.
While you can see the towering Los Gigantes cliffs from just about anywhere in the town, there are a few places that provide optimal views: The Archipenque Mirador, a roadside lookout just outside town, offers an excellent photo op. You can also enjoy spectacular views from the town’s black sand beach, or set sail on a sightseeing cruise or a dolphin-watching excursion that travels along Tenerife’s western coastline.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The town of Los Gigantes is perfect for families looking for a holiday resort that is calmer and quieter than other Tenerife destinations.
- Thanks to the town’s popularity with British travelers, most businesses in town employ English-speaking staff.
- Don’t forget to pack sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat, as this area of the island is typically sunny throughout the year.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Los Gigantes is Tenerife South Airport, which is about 35 minutes away by car. While there is no direct public transportation route from the airport to the town, but you can take a bus to Costa Adeje and then transfer to Bus 473 or 477 to Los Gigantes.
When to Get There
Los Gigantes enjoys some of the best weather conditions on the island, so there isn’t really a bad time of year to visit. March through October is the best season to enjoy beach activities and water sports, thanks to the hot, dry temperatures.
Los Guios Beach
Los Gigantes has only one beach, Los Guios Beach, which is located next to the marina. This stretch of black sand is relatively small but rarely gets crowded. Amenities include sun loungers and public restrooms. The sunny strip is also within easy walking distance of the town’s numerous bars, restaurants, and shops.