Los Gigantes general info

Los Gigantes  - At the tip of the west coast this quiet town gets its name from the giant cliffs (Acantilados de los Gigantes) that border the town and are only accessible by boat. Geared towards tourism it consists mainly of hotels and apartments and offers a variety of English bars some with live entertainment and others more suited for that quiet relaxing drink.  A few restaurants offering excellent international cuisine and the usual favourites such as burgers or fish & chips.  It has a black sand beach that is small but safe for swimming and surfing and is rarely crowded.  There is a busy harbour where you can find a choice of water based excursions including boat trips up towards Masca, diving and scuba diving excursions and various water sports.  Los Gigantes is a beautiful area and favoured by the more mature couples due to its peaceful atmosphere. Due to the hilly nature of this resort, it may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties. To visit other parts of the island, a car is recommended.