Los Gigantes Holidays

Travel Agent's View

Travel Agents View The marina offers boat trips and from here you can take whale and dolphin watching tours

Located on the west coast of Tenerife, Los Gigantes will appeal to those seeking a relaxing holiday in an area of stunning natural beauty. The first thing to note about this resort is 'Acantilados de los Gigantes' which are the large, stunning cliffs that surround this holiday resort. The second thing is that it is particularly hilly, with very little flat ground it may be unsuitable for those with mobility problems or families with young children in push chairs.

Within the pedestrianised centre there is a selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Situated at the bottom of the stunning cliffs is a small beach with black sand, although there is a larger beach just along at Playa La Arena which has been given blue flags for amenities and cleanliness. The marina offers boat trips and from here you can take whale and dolphin watching tours.

Transfer time from the airport is approx one and a half hours.


Insider's View

 by Andrea Montgomery

Tenerife Insider feels more like a village than a resort and everyone who lives there refers to it as 'the village'

This is the place on Tenerife to take a boat trip to see the dolphins and whales

For me, Los G (as it's known locally) is like Little Britain in the sun, but without the only gay in the village well, there may be gays but you get my drift.

It feels more like a village than a resort and everyone who lives there refers to it as 'the village'. Menu boards outside bars advertise everything with chips and there's even a take-away pie shop.

Walking down the main street at night your ears move from karaoke to cabaret, then Eastenders to Match of the Day and back to karaoke until the midnight hour, when just about everything stops.

For sun worshippers Los G is Nirvana with some of Tenerife's longest hours of sunshine and some rather nice places to stretch out with the iPhone and a beer to hand. I personally like El Laguillo because it's very chic and I'm a snob. But for families, Club Oasis is better because it's got a children's play area and is on grass.

The Marina's the focal point of the resort and I love to walk around to the top end and watch the boats going out on fishing and dolphin watching trips and gaze at those amazing cliffs. It's one of the few places in Los G where you can stroll on level ground, the rest of the resort's so hilly you'll still be walking with a slight forwards or backwards lilt long after you get home.

Speaking of walking, if you've got the stamina I really recommend taking a trip to Masca, doing the three hour hike down the Barranco (valley) to the beach and then getting the boat back to Los Gigantes. You might be walking like an 80 year old the next day but it'll be one of the highlights of your holiday.

And the must-sees? This is the place on Tenerife to take a boat trip to see the dolphins and whales.
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Los Gigantes

Los Gigantes Hotels


 
Colonial Parque Hotel
The hotel is a good choice for families and couples due to the central location.

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El Marques Palace Apartments
Great complex for those looking for the flexible choice of self catering.

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El Sombrero Apartments
The El Sombrero is located on the south west coast of Tenerife, in the beautiful, quiet urbanization of Los

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Harbour Club
A family friendly complex within easy reach of the beach and local amenities. The complex is built in 2

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Las Rosas Apartments
Offering guests comfortable and relaxing accommodation in a good location. Note suitable for those with walking difficulties.

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Poblado Marinero Apartments
Poblado Marinero Apartments is located next to Los Gigantes yacht marina. It is positioned at the top of a

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Royal Sun Resort Hotel
The Royal Sun Resort offers wonderful views across the Marina and out to sea from the elevated position in Los

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Stil Los Gigantes Hotel
A fantastic hotel with a relaxing atmosphere and stunning views. Ideal for those wanting to relax and explore the

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