Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Located on the south west coast of Tenerife, Los Gigantes enjoys plenty of year round sunshine. It is best known for the tall sheer cliff face of the Teno Mountains, which provide shelter from the trade winds and can be seen from just about everywhere in the resort.

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Los Gigantes

Los Gigantes is a tidy resort and very much geared towards the British in terms of menus and entertainment. It has impressive cliffs, a harbour and is a popular departure point for dolphin and whale watching trips.

Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Los Gigantes Reviews

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Los Gigantes Hotels (?)

El Marques Palace Apartments Photograph of El Marques Palace Apartments
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An ideal base for a self catering holiday, the complex has many bars, shops and restaurants just a few minutes away and a good range of facilities on site....

4.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

El Sombrero Apartments Photograph of El Sombrero Apartments
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This peaceful complex enjoys a beautiful setting in attractive gardens with many palm trees. Perfect for a relaxing holiday....

3.6 / 5 from 15 reviews

Royal Sun Resort Hotel Photograph of Royal Sun Resort Hotel
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A family friendly resort which offers a fabulous choice of amenities for both adults and children seeking a fun filled holiday in the sun....

4.4 / 5 from 26 reviews

Colonial Parque Hotel Photograph of Colonial Parque Hotel
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Comfortable self catering accommodation with on-site swimming pool....

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Harbour Club is a family-friendly hotel built as 2 phases, phase 1 is built around the swimming and clubhouse and phase 2 is approx 150m from the resort. Please note phase 2 is not suitable for the el...

Las Rosas Apartments Photograph of Las Rosas Apartments
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Las Rosas Apartments offer comfort and relaxation and is suitable for families and couples. Please note this hotel is not suitable for those with walking difficulties....

Poblado Marinero Apartments Photograph of Poblado Marinero Apartments
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This complex is located next to the Los Gigantes yacht marina, at the top of a steep slope above the water. There is a public seawater lido adjacent and the beach is just 15m away. Due to its lo...

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The Hotel Stil Los Gigantes provides a great base for enjoying the popular resort of Los Gigantes....

Terrazas Los Gigantes Apartments Photograph of Terrazas Los Gigantes Apartments
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Comfortable apartment complex offering just 10 self catering accommodations. The apartments offers views across the resort....

Los Gigantes Reviews

Holiday Date:4th Jul 2017
Accommodation:El Marques Palace Apartments
Room:2 Bedroom Apt - Garden View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Nice beaches and plenty places to eat and drink.

Holiday Date:3rd Jan 2017
Accommodation:El Sombrero Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Lovely place, great places to eat. The 60s bar is great for a relaxing drink or quiz and on some nights karaoke. Eddie and Hollies are fab hosts along with Dee who runs the bar.

Holiday Date:28th Nov 2016
Accommodation:El Marques Palace Apartments
Room:2 Bedroom Apt - Garden View
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

We love Los Gigantes and have been back more than 10 times. Fantastic views of the cliffs, the harbour, La Gomera, lovely restaurants, friendly people.

Holiday Date:19th Nov 2016
Accommodation:El Marques Palace Apartments
Room:Suite 3 Bedrooms-sea View x 1
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

3rd stay here. Love it.

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Beaches

Los Gigantes is located along the seafront and the majority of the shoreline is rocky. However, next to the harbour and protected by the harbour wall, there is a beach called Los Guios beach. The beach has black sands and clear waters.

Things to Do

Laze on the lido. Next to the harbour is the lido, El Laguillo, which is a lagoon style pool with wide sun terraces and also has a small natural rock pool in the sea. Just above the El Laguillo, is the Oasis Club which has pools for adults and children surrounded by lawned gardens with a bowling green. Both of these outdoor pools have a pool-side bar, plenty of space for sunbathing and open views to the sea.

Take a boat trip. From the harbour you can take pleasure cruises and fishing trips or the popular dolphin and whale watching trips. The clear waters are also popular for snorkelling and scuba diving trips and there is a PADI diving centre by the harbour too.

A popular trip is to take a bus or tour to the mountain village of Masca and then walk down the valley to Masca Beach. This scenic walk takes approx 3 hours and from the beach you can get a boat or water taxi back to Los Gigantes. The walking bit is optional of course.

Head into the Teide National Park. You don't have to go far, Chio (12km) is just 20 minutes drive from Los Gigantes and has a large picnic area set in the pine forests with fantastic views of Mount Teide.

Out and About

The resort is well maintained with trees, shrubs and flowers everywhere and ample supermarkets, tourist shops, bars and restaurants can be found throughout the resort.

The harbour is filled with small sailing craft and lined with pavement cafes and restaurants; always a relaxing spot for a fresh fish supper. There are many British menus to be found in the resort but there is also a full array of international choices. Again with the bars, there is a full choice from wine bars and live music to sports bars, irish bars and karaoke bars.

There is a sports and leisure complex up by the main bus stop with mini golf, tennis courts, a bowling green and an outdoor pool.

Nearby Attractions

You can walk along the coastal path into the neighbouring fishing village of Puerto Santiago. Along the way you will discover the rock pools of Crab Island and on arrival you will find some traditional Canarian restaurants.

At the next resort along, Playa de La Arena, which is approx 3km from Los Gigantes, there is a blue flag sandy beach. Nightlife is slightly livelier there than Los Gigantes too.

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