Though El Teide may be Tenerife’s most popular sky-high sight — and rightly so — it’s not the only one you’ll want to check out while on the island. If you head to the western coastline, you won’t want to miss gaping at the massive cliff-lined coastline home to Los Gigantes. “The Giants” span a long stretch of the western shore, and reach up to more than 600 meters into the sky above the sea.
These geographical wonders are best viewed from their namesake village, a popular resort town that still manages to maintain an exclusive vibe, likely due to its lack of hotels (it only has one) and high-rise buildings. More precisely, though, you can best view the cliffs from various spots: the popular Archipenque Mirador, a roadside lookout on the way into town; from the marina-and-cliff-sandwiched, black-sanded beach; from the sea while partaking in one of the popular whale- and dolphin-watching excursions; or even from above during a helicopter tour.
Several public bus lines and tour buses make their way to Los Gigantes from neighboring cities. Note that if you come by car, parking can be difficult, especially since many of the town’s streets are narrow and one-way.