Please note that the beach is sometimes closed due to the risk of falling rocks from the cliffs
Generally referred to as Los Gigantes Beach
is to thr right of the Marina while facing the sea, but access to the beach is gained via a narrow lane set back 60 metres from the Marina. This lane is behind the Poblado Marinero Apartments and the lane is full, on one side, of souvenier shops, cafes and restaurants. On the other side is a shear cliff or supporting wall.
The beach is fairly small and made up of the famous Tenerife fine Black sand that a slightly gritty texture. Being dark in colour, it's not actually black, it absorbs the suns rays and can become very hot.
There is a bar restaurant at the start of the beach, the Marinero Jesse Beach Restaurant, and a few metres past the restaurant further onto the beach are public toilets.
Sun loungers and parosols are available to hire on this rather dramatic beach which is backed by the Giants, the shear, high and extremly impresive Los Gigantes cliffs.
Los Gigantes Bars & Restaurants
A few photographs of a election of Bars & Restaurants in Los Gigantes
Los Gigantes Restaurants & Poblado Marinero Apartments above
Los Gigantes Marinero Jesse Restaurant
Los Gigantes El Pescador Restaurant >
Los Gigantes Santa Maria Restaurant
Highlands Paddy bar
The Wine bar
Located in a fabulous location right next to Los Gigantes beach and directly beneath the towering cliffs that make Los Gigantes famous.
The restaurant serves snacks, meals, ice cream, teas coffes, soft and alcholic drinks.
Located between the Church and the harbour, opposite the Chemists
Domingo's Bar - Los Gigantes
Sky Sports , Pool, Snacks all day
Entertainment starting at 9:30 pm from either
- Kevin Allen
- Leon - The Saxman
- Kevin Allen
- Baz Knight
TJ's Entertainment Bar
Snacks available all day
TJ's evening entertainment from various artists or events nights starting around 9:15 pm onwards
- Toby Graham a talented singer and guitarist
- Quiz and a game show night.
- Jonno Stanford
- Toby Graham & Sue Brooks with compere Jo Jo Middleton
- Baz Knight
- Jesse Garon
- Holly Bourne - International singer
TJ's Entertainment Bar is located next to the Los Gigantes Hotel, Calle Flor de Pascua, Los Gigantes
What to do in the Los Gigantes Area
In the n earby town of Alcala, los Gigantes Plaza del Llano 9am - 2pm Catch the bus. Alcala is about 4 kilometers south and on the coast
There is a limited choice of shops but the shops cater for most holiday needs. There are some supermarkets as well ideal for the self caterers.
Los Gigantes Shops and Restaurants facing Marina & Poblado Marinero Apartments above
There are some excellent sea food restaurants in Los Gigantes serving fresh fish, check around the harbour and up the hill to and in the town centre.
This is terrific walking country with breathtaking views all over the place.
Visit the hillside photogenic village of Masca in the hills towards the Teno Peninsular. Some tourist coach trips include Masca in there route. There is also an infrequent bus service.
Los Gigantes Villa
3 bedroom Villa to rent in Los Gigantes from James Villas
The Los Gigantes Bus Station is only a couple of bus stops locate in Calle Hibisco next to the Sports Centre. Calle Hibisco is a one way street
See location of Los Gigantes Bus Station on our Google Interative Los Gigantes Map
Calle Hibisco is a one way street and the entire bus route through Los Gigantes is one way starting and ending at the impressive roundabout with the statue in the centre
Los Gigantes Bus Stops
This is the main bus stop locatednext to the sports centre & reasonably high above the town and to the south.
Located high above the town on the main road between Los Gigantes & Puerto Santiago
These 2 bus stops are located on our
Bus Routes to/from Los Gigantes
473 Los Gigantes - Las Galletas .
This is the main bus route along the South West Coast There are 3 buses per hour. This Bus route includes stops in Puerto de Santiago and Playa de la Arena and most of the resorts on the South West coast. More information Bus Route 473
325 Playa de la Areana - Los Gigantes - Puerto de la Cruz. Via the North. Infrequent, 6 buses a day.
462 to Guia de Isora
493 to Guia de Isora
infrequent bus services, not of particular interest to tourists.
Reina Sofia Airport Transfer Time
Reina Sofia Airport About 1 hour 35 minutes
Airport Transfers The most convienient way to transfer between your Los Gigantes apartment or hotel & the airport
The local church of Los Gigantes is the The Holy Spirit Church (La Iglesia del Espiritu Santo). Although small and not ornate like many churches it has simplistic beauty. There is a large square in front of the chuch with steps leading up to the square from the main road.
You can visit the inside of the church during the day
Services are held as follows
Holy Eucharist (Sung) Sunday 6.00pm
Holy Eucharist (Sung) Thursday 10.30am
Los Gigantes Town
Panorama photograph Los Gigantes. The buildings in the foreground are in Puerto de Santiago and behind them Los Gigantes. The largecentral white building is the Los Gigantes hotel, with it's magnificent views.
Los Gigantes has a small marina and is one of the main harbours for boat trips. The marina is lined with cafes and restaurants an ideal spot to watch the boats and yachts. There is a wider range of bars and restaurants than nearby Puerto de Santiago.
Los Gigantes is well known for it's spectacular imposing cliffs. Beyond the cliffs are the equally amazing Teno mountains.
The town has a small pedestrian square in it's centre with shops surrounding it.
From the small usually un crowded black sand beach, that is next to the marina, view the bay as it sweeps round to the north and the spectacular cliffs of the Acantilados de la Gigantes which tower up from the sea. It is the beauty of these lava formed cliffs that attract tourists to this area.
As can be expected there are hills and steps so not recommended for anybody who has difficulty with mobility.
The terrain prevents expansion of Los Gigantes and there is little chance of finding a parking space.
The clear blue sea is ideal for snorkeling
Los Gigantes Lido
The Los Gigantes Lido is open tp the public for a small charge. besides the large freeform sea water swimming pool surounded by large sun terraces, there is a small natural pool in the sea available down a few steps which lead to a rocky gully. This gully is ideal for snorkelling.
Sunbeds and parasols are available as is a cafe and bar.
Location of The Los Gigantes Lido
The Los Gigantes Lido is located to the left of the road that runs down to the Marina opposite the Poblado Marinero Apartments. The entrance, see photo below is only a few metrew before reaching the Marina.
Photographs of the Los Gigantes Lido
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Los Gigantes Marina and harbour
Los Gigantes Marina and harbour is at the bottom of the hill in Los Gigantes. The harbour is protected by a high sea wall. To the left of the harbour, facing the sea, is the Lido and to the right is the small Los Gigantes beach. Please note that you can't get to the beach directly from the harbour, you have to use the lane that runs to the rear of the Poblado Marinero Apartments which overlook the marina.
Boat trips from the Marina, will take you to see the cliffs, dolphins that can be found between Tenerife and the island of La Gomera, and a pick up service operates to Marsca beach people who have hiked down the beautifull ravine from the village of Marsca 3 miles inland high in the Tenco mountains. There is usually an opportunity to have a swim in the clear blue water on these boat trips. Or go on a longer trip to the island of La Gomera
The 3 areas of Los Gigantes, Puerto de Santiago an old fishing village and Playa de la Arena a rapidly growing resort, almost merge into each other. These resorts are more suitable for holiday makers looking for a quieter holiday. They do not have the vibrant nightlife associated to Playa de las Americas 30 km to the south east although you will find bars with music in the 3 resorts.