If you're looking for more sunbed space than the skimpy offerings at both Los Gigantes and Puerto de Santiago, head a short distance south to Playa de la Arena, a volcanic beach that is popular with families; the settlements of Alcalá and Playa de San Juan are further south again along the coast.

The hilly lanes away from the resort areas between the two settlements are also lovely to explore and can get you in step with the more traditional rhythms of the region.