Ready to discover one of the most precious volcanic jewels of Tenerife? We present you the cliffs of Los Gigantes.
With more than 600 meters high, Los Gigantes is a great tourist attraction both for visitors and for the Canary Islanders themselves. It is located in the south west of the island and stretches from Puerto de Los Gigantes to Punta de Teno. In half an hour by car we can go from being in the center of the south of Tenerife (Costa Adeje) to go into the lava of the cliffs.
In the Canary Islands there are many legends about our ancestors, the Guanches. Specifically, the one found in the Acantilado de Los Gigantes.
Before the conquest of the Spaniards, they were called “The wall of hell” because of its height and its color due to the dark lava. For our ancestors, the cliffs marked the end of the world both for their shape and their height. If you look closely, some of the rocks resemble human figures.
The cliffs are considered to have one of the greatest underwater riches of our country. This is due to its 30 meters of marine depth and where hundreds of underwater and unique species live.
Things to do:
To see the cliffs from a more attractive and closer way we recommend to go into them:
- Go fishing with our wonderful boat and see the different marine species that inhabit Tenerife.
- You can also go in search of cetaceans, see how dolphins jump or where the different endemic species live in the cliffs.
- If you are more adventurous, you will not be indifferent to observe the underwater depths while scuba diving.
- Or if you are not afraid of heights, we recommend flying over the cliffs in a helicopter and see them in a different way.
Where can you go to eat?
In Puerto de Los Gigantes you will find different restaurants adapted to all tastes and pockets. But, if what you want is to enjoy a beer or a small bar while you contemplate La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro, do not hesitate to go to the Mirador de Los Gigantes. Seeing the other islands from Tenerife is a spectacle that we recommend you not to miss.