Black sandy beach

The town of Los Gigantes is ideal for lovers of quiet comfortable rest. Holidaymakers at this resort will enjoy plenty of incredibly beautiful landscapes, breathtaking fishing, diving, boat trips on yachts and black volcanic sand beaches.

Black sandy beach

Resort town Los Gigantes

In the south-west of Tenerife along the sunny coast stretches tourist destination – Los Gigantes. The place is beautiful, fertile, not too crowded. The landscapes here are magnificent – huge dark cliffs 600–800 meters high go into the depths of the blue Atlantic waves.

Three wonderful resorts merged into a single agglomeration: respectable Los Gigantes, compact Puerto de Santiago and cozy Playa de la Arena. There are no clear boundaries between them, the whole territory is governed by the municipality of Santiago de Teide.

Nice resort town of Los Gigantes

The most attractive for tourists is Los Gigantes, which stands at the very foot of the rock massif of the same name. The city is low-rise – it is built up with luxurious expensive apartments, which ascend to the rocks by an amphitheater. Only one snow-white hotel Stil Los Gigantes rises above the typical Canarian houses, immersed in greenery and flowers. Book a room at this hotel here.

Resting here, mostly respectable audience from Europe. Middle-aged and family tourists predominate; a little youth. In the port of the town are yachts, pleasure boats are waiting for tourists. From here, small boats depart for excursions to the Mask gorge and go fishing; Here you can rent a kayak or water scooter.

Puerto de Santiago

The coastal town of Puerto de Santiago (photo: Boris Busorgin)

Puerto de Santiago has a different character. There are fewer tourists in it than in Los Gigantes – there are only a few hotels built here. They live in the town, mostly Canaries. Puerto de Santiago is a very cozy city, all of its buildings are built in the same Mediterranean style. It was formed on the site of a fishing settlement, and today, as before, the craft of the angler flourishes in it. Fresh catch goes to local restaurants. Within the precincts of the town there are no equipped beaches – vacationers prefer to swim in the nearby resort.

Resort town of Playa de la Arena

Playa de la Arena

Playa de la Arena is located to the south of its neighbors, in a rocky sunny bay. This resort is preferred by the British and Germans, most often – family vacationers. They like the level of comfort of the local hotels and apartments; they are attracted by the quiet atmosphere of a cozy town.

Suitable apartment in la Arena can be rented in any season. Fashionable shops, hypermarkets and restaurants stretch along the coast of the bay. There is a nightclub The Clubhouse, but it doesn’t disturb the peace of the city – the blues plays here at night.

Beaches Los Gigantes with marks on the map

The beaches of this tourist zone meet the needs of lovers of peace, comfort and warm waters.

Playa de los Guyos

Playa Los Chokos

Playa de la Arena

Playa de la Arena

La Arena (Playa de la Arena) is a great beach: sandy, the cleanest in Tenerife. The natural bay covers it with a wall of high cliffs, but the waves here are quite serious. For young children, only a two or three meter wide strip along the coast is safe – then the depth begins.

Black sandy beach

The sun is active here (protective cream is necessary both on the beach and on ordinary walks). Black volcanic sand for dinner great heat up, it becomes difficult to walk on it. For the comfort of the guests, wooden paths are laid around, umbrellas and sun beds are equipped. The length of the sandy strip is 160 by 60 m. For comfort, the beach Arena has been awarded the “Blue Flag”. Here rescuers are constantly on duty, information flags of safety on the water are hung out, medical assistance is available.

Playa Los Chokos

Small beach in Puerto de Santiago

Black sandy beach

In the town of Puerto de Santiago there is only one small beach – Playa Los Chokos (Playa los chocos). The strip of volcanic sand covers an area of ​​65 by 25 m. This miniature recreation area is located in the waters of the old fishing port of Puerto Santiago. On this natural sandy beach without special amenities, tourists drop in infrequently, mostly locals have a rest here.

Playa de los Guyos

A beach at the foot of the Los Gigantes cliffs (photo: Ivan Diaz Pallares)

This triangular shaped beach of about 2400 m² is located at the foot of stone cliffs on the outskirts of Los Gigantes, between a small port and cliffs. This is not the most popular holiday destination near the water – only tourists who live nearby rest there. Calle los Guios leads to the beach.

Playa de los Guios is famous for its stunning scenery and unusually warm water. Coastal waves here are indeed a few degrees warmer than on neighboring beaches. The water is heated by rocks heated in the sun, immersed in the ocean for several tens of meters. Sun loungers, deck chairs, umbrellas, catamarans are available for rent on the beach.

Natural pool

Ocean, raging off the western shores of Tenerife, often deprives vacationers of the opportunity to swim – the waves become too dangerous. Locals have come up with a decent way out. Between the rocks and the crest of frozen lava, near the coast, a semblance of a huge “bath” was formed. People complemented the natural fence of the natural pool with a concrete board. He became a barrier to the ocean element.

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