Situated on the south-west coast, Los Gigantes, or "the Giants", is a town named after the huge, imposing cliffs that rise straight out of the sea next to it.
The part of Tenerife where this town is situated is generally regarded to be one of the most picturesque and the small metropolis is itself very attractive. Building height has been controlled and, as there is little room for town expansion, it has remained quaintly small and idiosyncratic.
Los Gigantes is known as a holiday resort of an unusually tranquil and exclusive nature. There are hotels, bars and restaurants. A characteristic aspect of the main tourist area is the narrow roads, so much so that most of them are one-way.
If you make your way down to the sea, you'll find the marina, where there are many privately owned boats moored. There's also a black sand beach, which, although small, is rarely crowded. This could possibly be because, just a bit further along the coast, there is Playa de la Arena, a beautiful golden sand beach that has been awarded the Blue Flag.
Things To Do
Some of the boats in the marina operate a commercial business and will take you out to see the whales and dolphins. There is also scuba diving on offer and the waters in the bay are ideal for this pursuit, with visibility under the waves of up to 100 feet.
For shopping, there is the Commercial Centre, with the usual collection of outlets, selling quality merchandise.
As Los Gigantes is right next door to another small town, Puerto de Santiago, practically merging with it, this restaurant list includes some businesses found there. All establishments have been spoken of glowingly by customers.
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