These two settlements have merged into one along the coastline in an attractive melange that blends, in reasonably elegant fashion, with the contours of the land. The low-rise and quite low-key nature of Los Gigantes and Puerto de Santiago create an entirely different world from Los Cristianos and Las Américas to the south, retaining pockets of traditional street charm and some majestic views along the rocky, cove-infested coast. Welcome, indeed, to one of the most attractive resort regions on Tenerife, with superb sunsets adding golden allure to a day of sunbathing or exploration.
Just to the north of Los Gigantes rises the staggering form of Acantilados de los Gigantes (Cliffs of the Giants). The submerged base of these cliffs is a haven for marine life, making this one of the island’s supreme diving areas.