Los Gigantes

Los Gigantes

Los Gigantes, which means “Giants” in Spanish, is a small sea-front town in Santiago del Teide on the western coast of Tenerife. Its main attraction are the giant stone formations, which the locals call Acantilados de Los Gigantes. These stones reach heights between 500 and 800 meters, and they are what the city was named after.

Los GIgantes is a truly magnificent place hidden by mountains, so visitors should be aware of the fact that the air in the town can get very humid and windless during the summer. The beautiful beach of De la Arena, characteristic for its black sand, will offer you something by way of refreshment in the humid days.

The city contains a marina surrounded by concrete blocks, which prevent large waves from damaging it. The Los Gigantes Marina has a long promenade with numerous restaurants along it. Near the marina there is a beach, as well.

Every February, a carneval is organized here. As expected, Los Gigantes has a lot to offer to its tourists.

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