Los Gigantes y Puerto de Santiago
LOS GIGANTES AND PUERTO DE SANTIAGO
The tourist resort of Los Gigantes is just off the main TF-82 road from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Guía de Isora, six kilometres after the farming village of Tamaimo.
The Teno cliffs are right next to the resort, a rugged coastline of sheer cliffs with an average height of 45 metres. The resort has a modern Yacht Marina, opposite the Poblado Marinero – a complex built in Canary Island style architecture – and a small sandy beach at the foot of the cliffs; Guíos or Guinchos.
Following the Tamaimo road, you get to Puerto Santiago, a fishing village where you can see the influence of tourism, with a small port that really comes to life during the tuna fishing season, from April to November, which is when most of the catch is made.
Just half an hour from Puerto Santiago, La Arena is a naturally protected cove, one of the best on the Island, with adequate services.
The whole of this part of the coast enjoys the longest hours of sunshine on the Island and you can see some beautiful sunsets, made even more attractive by having the nearby island of La Gomera in the background.