Los Gigantes Is The Perfect Tenerife Resort

Los Gigantes

The incredible Acantilados de Los Gigantes cliffs, which are on Tenerife’s west coast, have to be seen to be believed. This rock wall plunges straight into the sea below. The beloved Los Gigantes resort is just a short distance away from these cliffs.


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The Los Gigantes resort was first developed in the 60s and was expanded in the 70s. The seaside town is popular because of its close proximity to the cliffs. While there are larger resorts in the south, this resort isn’t as noisy and offers a more relaxing experience.

In the town’s marina, you’ll see plenty of activity throughout the day.

There are also plenty of eateries and shops. You’ll even find a smaller lido here! If you explore the town, you’ll find many places to dine and enjoy local delicacies and fresh fish, not forgetting the many bars offering you anything cold to quench that thirst.

The town’s primary beach is on the smaller side. It’s a distinctive looking beach thanks to the volcanic black sand that naturally occurs on the island. Some other resorts in the region import golden Sahara sand instead to make it more appealing to visitors.

When you’re on the beach, you’ll have a spectacular view of the Los Gigantes cliffs. You can also get a great view of the cliffs from three other locations in the village.

One such spot is along the coastal path. You’ll also find great views in the location above the sports club and at Mirador Archipenque.

These cliffs, which are known as “the cliffs of the giants,” are an incredible attraction you should absolutely see when you’re visiting the island of Tenerife. Even though you can see the cliffs from both the beach and the village itself, it will be easier for you to grasp the scale of these cliffs if you view them from a boat.

The cliffs range from 500 to 800 meters in height. It’s common for whale and dolphin watching tours to head into this area so that people have the opportunity to experience the majesty of these cliffs and see whales and dolphins in their natural habitat.

Tenerife’s ancient Guanche people believed that these cliffs were sacred. In fact, they believed that the cliffs signified the end of the world.

Over one third of all species of whales and dolphins make their way through the Canary Islands every year. You’ll be able to see many of these species from the Los Gigantes coastline. At the marina, you’ll find a wide range of whale and dolphin tours. These tours can provide an incredible experience you’ll remember long after your tour is over.


Spots To Visit In The Area

You may want to visit Puerto de Santiago, a nearby resort that’s within walking distance. This resort was once a fishing village and is bursting with charm. You may also want to stop by Isla Cangrejo, a natural swimming pool known as “Crab Island.” It’s located between the two resorts.

Whatever you decide, Los Gigantes will continue in popularity and its beauty attests to this.

Tenerife Guide

Before the Reina Sofia airport in the South was constructed, it took a minimum 5-hour bus journey from the north airport to Los Cristianos, now with motorway connection, the journey time is 50 minutes. Making resorts more accessible. The resorts from North to South, dominated by Mount Teide’s national park, have expanded and developed along the coast so that now, they are joined together with one main ocean front road, and the hillsides have been developed with residential apartments, villas and rural hotels.

Playa de Las Americas, with its suburbs of Torviscas, San Eugenio and Troya, is without doubt the hunting ground for the sun seeker. The never-ending beaches with their sun lounges and parasols offer a varying range in water sports and activities. Our office is situated in front of the Las Vistas beach, between Las Americas and Los Cristianos.

Los Cristianos was a small fishing village, but it is now a major town with an international flavour. There are some first class restaurants along the narrow pedestrian walkways and a good selection of fashion and gift shops. The main ferry terminal in the south of Tenerife is based in Los Cristianos and there are daily connections to La Gomera and La Palma. The man made beaches that are lined with sun beds and parasols, provide safe swimming havens and there are showers and service facilities plus bars and cafes and for your safety there is a Red Cross beach control.

The Puerto Colon Marina is the starting point for most sea excursions and with a good choice in restaurants and entertainment bars, the port area does not go to sleep until the early hours. The main tourist attractions in the immediate area are The Aqua Water Park, Sky Park andAguilas del Teide Eagle Park, The world famous Loro Park, in Puerto del La Cruz, has started to construct another park here with an Indonesian theme, and it is hoped to be open within the next few years

Recently opened there is the new 18-hole Abama Golf Course, a championship course that has been constructed on the hillside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, together with a 5* hotel complex. Recently played by ex president Bill Clinton. This course along with those in Adeje, Playa de Las Americas, Golf del Sur and Amarilla Golf & Country club, still have availability to purchase a quality home of a golf resort.

Callao Salvaje is an extremely popular residential area with a small pebble beach with local bars and restaurants etc. There is a good choice of individual villas, town houses and apartments and the main town of Adeje with its many shops and large supermarkets is about a 5 minutes drive away.

Fañabe, with its luxury apartment and villa developments, has attracted the affluent population of Europe, and the location has become the most expensive and sought after piece of real estate in the Canaries. There are still several new developments in the pipeline, and when the construction is completed, the already high prices for property here will find their own even higher level.The Madroñal is being developed with some spectacular villas and town houses. But everything comes at a price, and with off-plan prices for a 2-bedroom town house starting at around €325,000.

Roque del Conde, Torviscas Alto, enjoys some of the best Atlantic Ocean views in the south of the Island. With the exception of individual villa plots, construction is almost at an end, and with plot sizes for villas starting at 500m2, the plots range in price from €121,000. If you were looking to purchase a plot of land so that you can have a villa designed to your specification, here would be a good place to start.

Palm Mar was established some 30 years ago and there is a good selection in villas and apartments, where the local council and developers have invested heavily in the infrastructure. Some new commercial developments, a seawater pool and tennis courts are in the planning stage, and for sure, is the place to buy you retirement or holiday home now, in one of the various residential complexes, for example, Paraiso del Palm mar, Bahia de Menceyes and Laderas del Palm mar.


Tenerife Property

The largest of the Islands that make up the seven Canary Islands has always attracted tourists. It is a diverse landscape, from the lush green in the North to the stunning volcanic landscape of Mount Teide, the highest mountain in Spain, to the drier, hotter south. It is estimated that the volcanic landscape was formed around 30 million years ago.

Visitors are never short of places to go and things to do. Getting around is easy. The road system, in general, is good and well signposted. In the south of the Island, Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos are the usual vacation destinations, with a wide choice of apartments, villas and town houses. Palm Mar is an up and coming area situated in the next bay from Los Cristianos Real Estate properties for sale in tenerifeand where you can still purchase a prestigious property on Paraiso del Palm Mar and Bahia Menceyes amongst others.

Los Gigantes, situated further up the coast plays host to the most spectacular cliffs, formed by the volcano’s lava flow and is a quieter, greener area, popular with our older vacationers.

If you like water sports, you can try your hand at everything from a pedalo to scuba diving. Boat trips are popular with the children young and old to view the pods of whales and dolphins that inhabit the coastline. Windsurfing, wet bikes, sailing and deep-sea fishing are all available for the more energetic of our visitors.

If you want to get closer to nature, why not hire a bike or take one of the many and varied hiking trails that run throughout the Island. Jeep safaris, quad biking or horse riding are all other options to make a great holiday a memorable one or a wonderful start to a new life in the sun.

Tenerife is rich in culture and there are many old and beautiful buildings, churches and museums in the towns of La Oratava and La Laguna. Should you just want to chill out with the children, why not take a trip to one of the many parks available. The most well known, and loved, being the Loro Parque, situated near Puerto de la Cruz.

Don’t think that we have forgotten, you golfers. Tenerife provides some of the best courses around and most within a short driving distance of each other. Golf del sur and Amarilla golf, are just two courses, which still offer you the chance to own that golf course apartment.

If you’re planning on renting then please make sure you check this list of current holiday rental scam sites so that you avoid any potential loss.

Make sure you thoroughly research which Tenerife property agent is right for you before proceeding and once one is found, they might be able to help you find that dream home.