What to do and see in Los Gigantes, Spain: The Best Places and Tips

August 6, 2017 Dorsey Hagwood

Los Gigantes is a resort town in the Santiago del Teide municipality on the west coast of the Canary Island Tenerife. Its main feature are the giant rock formations, Acantilados de Los Gigantes, that rise from the sea to a height of 500-800 metres (1,640–2,625 ft) after which the town has been named. Los Gigantes means "The Giants".
Restaurants in Los Gigantes

1. West Tenerife

Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Spain
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5 based on 106 reviews

West Tenerife

No visit to Tenerife is complete without discovering the cliffs of Los Gigantes with WEST Tenerife. With maritime excursions to suit all tastes whether it’s a fun filled action packed day or a relaxing VIP cruise you can discover the beauty of the west of the island with us. Our Premium Multi Activity Excursion includes an exhilarating ride in a Zodiac boat, a jet ski safari tour to explore Punta Teno and its lighthouse and time to relax and enjoy the views on our luxurious Pontoon boat. You will also have time to swim in the most uncontaminated cove of the Island: “Diente del Ajo”, snorkel dive with our powerful torpedoes and have fun paddle Surfing! All this in a single excursion where fun is the order of the day admiring the most incredible of landscapes. the use of a Go Pro so you can record your own video and take your own pictures. We will also send you professional photos and videos of your day with us so you don´t miss any details of your experience

Reviewed By Woolnough R - Geneva, Switzerland

While my friends chose the whale watching I opted for 90 minutes jet ski-ing. At 120Euros it was good value and well organised. I reserved the day before and was well received by the team. Victorija ensured we knew the routine and safety rules. We were 3 jet skis with Giezi in the boat that lead the safari. A GoPro camera is offered if you wish.
The cliffs are imposing and the sea conditions vary greatly which makes for a fun trip. During the excursion there is a stop for action pictures taken round the boat. The trip started on time and we actually had 90minutes jet-ski time as we returned late. An excellent trip and I will go again when I am back later this year. Jet skis are in top condition and safety rigorously followed.
The icing on the cake is that the photos are great....I received a dropbox with over 120 photos all of excellent quality.....well done guys and girls !

2. Espiritu De Buceo Padi 5 Star Dive Centre

Calle Caleta Jurado | Edificio Jardines del Mar B1, 38683 Puerto de Santiago, Tenerife, Spain
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5 based on 321 reviews

Espiritu De Buceo Padi 5 Star Dive Centre

The main goal of Espiritu de Buceo Padi 5* Dive Center Tenerife is, without doubt, be able to satisfy all the needs of our customers. Our strengths are: extensive experience and superb customer service concept. We believe in caring for the environment at all, ecological, cultural, economic and social levels. We are born with the intention to grow with the area and therefore respectfully try to stop erosion that is occurring in this area of ​​the hand of irresponsible tourism development. We provide individualized treatment, adapt your concerns, interests and schedules to the possibilities of the environment. It would be impossible to convey by this means everything available to visitors so if you want to do something special, diving in particular, do not hesitate to contact us and from there, it is our responsibility that you enjoy. SAFETY, QUALITY AND PROFESSIONALISM. We have experience in the various facets of tourism as professionals and as customers, we have very present experiences, concerns and difficulties that we could find in our adventures. For this we love to work in a personalized way, you have seen the activities are an example of what we can do, but what we offer is more. The crystal clear water of the Atlantic Ocean, abundant marine life and spectacular volcanic rock formations, often surprise and delight those who dive for the first time on the island of Tenerife. The variety of dive sites in Tenerife there, allows you to meet all tastes and needs. Stable a temperate climate of the island and the water temperature ranging from 25 º C in summer to 18 º C in winter, allow us to offer the best diving in Tenerife throughout the year.  DIVE INTO THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE Tenerife.

Reviewed By pritzc - Berlin, Germany

Two super friendly guys who explained everything, took great care and managed to keep us nervous tourists calm. I can't recommend this dive center enough, they are absolutely trustworthy and made this an unforgettable experience!

Avenida Maritima 31 | Playa de la Arena, Local 5, 38683 Santiago del Teide, Tenerife, Spain
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5 based on 226 reviews

Seascuba

Seascuba Diving Center is a Padi 5* Dive Resort in Tenerife legally authorized by the Government of Gran Canaria. Located in one of most amazing areas of the island you can find the Diving Center on the opposite side of the black natural beach called Playa Arena, with us you can experience an amazing underwater adventure. Sea life here is outstanding, and you can live the thrill of diving in Tenerife, with turtles, Rays and shoals of tropical fish. Great NEW NEWS!! Come on Seascuba Diving Boat for diving and snorkeling excursions to see amazing volcanic rock formations with some small caverns swim through's and plenty of marine life. When scuba diving in Tenerife, we regularly see Bream, Sea Bass, Wrasse, Barracuda, Amber jacks, Octopus, Moral Eel to name just a few and of course some of the biggest Stingrays in Tenerife waters.

Reviewed By Nicolas A

I went diving with Seascuba the all last week of August. It’s a family owned small shop, but with everything you need: good material, competent dive master, excellent atmosphere, fun and safe, and 'small' but perfect boat. Everything’s went smoothly, I was able to do...MoreThank you very much for your valuable review which we are happy to read! Hope to have the chance to live together further underwater adventures in Tenerife very soon.

4. Abeque Turismo Activo

38683 Acantilado de los Gigantes, Tenerife, Spain
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Abeque Turismo Activo

Reviewed By Dublinshopper123 - Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Stunning views in Los Gigantes. Very steep hills up and down but worth it just for the ice-cream from the shop near the harbour. Lots of boat trips from the harbour, gift shops and bars and restaurants. Peaceful and traditional

5. Chuchango Tenerife

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Chuchango Tenerife

A GUIDED RAMBLING through old tracks crossing typical canariens villages. among beautiful nature, but with cultural and ethnographic interest too,enjoying of a quality local food tasting and ending up with a fantastic time in a jacuzzi or sauna.

Reviewed By FrancesK250314 - Dublin, Ireland

I did this walk on Fri Mar 21st 2014, it was a really good experience, plenty of information about the local countryside, a nice easy walk with wonderful scenery which finished with cheese and wine at the top of a mountain. When the walk finished, we were brought to a local town for a one hour visit to a spa where we swam, took a sauna and jacuzzi. Perfect way to finish the day :)) Would thoroughly recommend it.
Anthony and his wife Julia are very friendly and professional. There were six people in total on the tour, four spoke French and myself and my sister in law spoke English so Anthony guided us on the walk and his wife guided the French speaking visitors.

6. Diveria Diving Center

Calle Plaza 12, 38686 Alcala, Guia de Isora, Tenerife, Spain
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Diveria Diving Center

Our new fully equipped Centre provides quality diving opportunities together with guaranteed customer satisfaction.. In our effort to ensure divers feel comfortable at all times, safety is our number one priority. We are a young highly motivated "team" aiming to provide the best service available. Personal interaction is very important to us and, together with offering a quality service, our aim is that divers arrive as customers but leave as friends! We welcome everyone to our beautiful relaxing spot away from the hustle and bustle of tourism, everyone from beginners to the most professional. Our daily guided dives around the island are always conducted in small groups. There is, however, a second option to dive from the boat in the harbor of Los Gigantes (West) or in the harbor of Las Galletas (South). The diving we offer around the island of Tenerife (a volcanic island) with its impressive rock formations and breathtaking caves and caverns is guaranteed to make every diver's heart beat faster. Here one finds aquatic life in all it's splendour on every dive - angel sharks, rays of various kinds, octopus, cuttlefish, turtles and many more. A free shuttle service is available from your hotel/accommodation to the Diving Centre and back.

Reviewed By Bogdan S

What a great team and place! Thanks to Zuza and her attitude, my introduction to diving went smoothly and with humour. All the best to the team and Zuza in particular!

7. Masca Walk

Masca, Tenerife, Spain +34 602 69 96 29
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Masca Walk

Reviewed By brewis79

I am writing this review on behalf of my father who does not have trip advisor.
Be very careful before choosing to go to 'MASCA TREKKING' with sunholidays24.com on Tenerife. Our journey from Los Cristianos took in total three hours including wasted journeys to four hotels for people who were not there and 20 minutes sitting on the side of the road whilst Joe our 'guide' phoned around to see what was going on! This lost time proved pivotal later.
When we arrived in Masca we went straight into a very steep downhill section that went from cobbles to steps to bare rock then loose dirt. This section was not at all easy being 60/70 degree downhill. After about 15 minutes Joe came back to us and said to my wide and I that we were not going quick enough as the trek was going to get much more difficult and we would have to turn back. He said it would take 6-7 hours to cover the 8km and we would miss the boat at the pick up point. Five out of 50 people were told to turn back!!!!
All this problem about the severity of the walk was caused by Jesus Excursions who told us the trek was easy. Even going on that first section this was is definitely not easy. Make sure you are fit before you attempt this trek as it is very difficult to get a refund of any sort. We managed to get 10 euors each out or a total of 90 euros

8. Hotel Los Gigantes Spa

Calle Flor de Pascua 12, 38683 Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Spain +34 922 86 10 20
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Hotel Los Gigantes Spa

A great little spa located in the Hotel los Gigantes right in the centre of the town of Los Gigantes. Open all day every day from ten until seven pm to both hotel and external guests, the spa offers a wide range of massages including physiotherapy, beauty treatments, body rituals and scrubs, facials, manicures and pedicures. We use the natural range of facial products SOTHYS. The spa offers free massage demonstations on Wednesdays and Sundays at midday. Free access to the spa with any 50´treatment. Please also consult our weekly special offers.

Reviewed By Pam M - Ely, United Kingdom

A lovely way to spend some time when the weather is poor. Physiotherapist very good. I had the spa to myself so very relaxing

9. Nashira Uno

Avda. Maritima | Muelle de Los Gigantes, 38683 Santiago del Teide, Tenerife, Spain
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Nashira Uno

Reviewed By Jane C - Hyde, United Kingdom

Booked the 3 hour dolphin trip with food and drinks. Saw dolphins swimming around the boat which was amazing especially as these are my daughters favourite animal. Unfortunately on the way back we were all feeling sea sick so didn't manage to try the food. One of the staff kindly poorer a bottle of water down my back to make me feel better. Luckily by the time we stopped for a swim at the lovely Massa Bay I was feeling much better.

10. Route 66

C/La Hondura, Puerto de Santiago, Tenerife, Spain
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Route 66

Route 66 is a good bar for live music and entertainment in Puerto de Santiago Tenerife. Open every night from 6pm until late the bar features live bands each night.From 9pm - 12pm. Great entertainment so get there early.

Reviewed By olcia177 - London, United Kingdom

Fabulous place for your evening entertainment in Puerto de Santiago. Live music every night with really good bands on. Friendly and attentive stuff , drinks are good value for money. We spent every evening here during our stay .Really good fun !Now that is the kind of review that we love. many thanks and come again.

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