First Published: June 6, 2020 | Last Updated: July 2, 2024 | Author: Jan Daniel

Things to do in Los Gigantes

In this post we offer you a variety of activities to do from Los Gigantes and nearby areas in Tenerife.

Before we start, we want to show you our list of the top activities in Los Gigantes Tenerife:

  • Whale watching boat excursions
  • Private boat trips
  • Excursions to get to know Tenerife
  • Quad Safari
  • Buggy adventure
  • Guided excursions to Teide

Los Gigantes

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Los Gigantes is a village in the west of Tenerife. From there you can see the glittering island of La Gomera. It is said to be the best place on the island for boating, diving and escaping from routine.

It is a village surrounded by the Los Gigantes Cliffs, which give it its name and a particular attraction. Due to the height of the cliffs, they offer excellent protection from the trade winds. Thanks to this, this locality always has good weather, fresh wind and bright sunshine.

The cliffs attract many tourists from all over the world. They all want to come here to go boating and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this side of the island. At the same time, it is a privileged area with abundant marine life. Here divers find a real underwater paradise.

In the marina of Los Gigantes you will find numerous shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Enjoy the island’s food from passionate chefs and share a drink while enjoying the radiant sunsets of Tenerife’s west coast. Along the promenade you’ll find plenty of things to do in Los Gigantes and have access to the most interesting places in the town.

Tenerife South Airport

The closest airport to Los Gigantes is Queen Sofia International Airport, also known as Tenerife South Airport TFS. It is located very close to the famous coastal resort of El Medano. It is the most important airport in Tenerife with an annual movement of more than 15 million passengers with inter-island, national and international transit. The bus stop is in front of the arrival gate of the passenger terminal. The journey by bus or hire car to Los Gigantes takes an average of 30 minutes.

Whale-watching boat trips

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More than 28 species of marine animals can be spotted on this side of the island. Rent a boat to cruise the ocean and see pilot whales, dolphins, sperm whales and killer whales. With a bit of luck, you can spot a variety of species. Boat trips in Los Gigantes almost always encounter dolphins, so you’re sure to see and photograph them.

The tour starts at the agreed harbour and once the boat starts, the adventure begins. The first thing you will enjoy are the island views of Tenerife. You will be able to see fishing villages, the serenity of the island in the distance and the immensity of the cliffs.

After this the boat approaches the place where the cetaceans pass by. Here the trip becomes even more exciting. At this point, friendly marine animals begin to appear, swimming happily close to the boat. Due to the constant tourist activity on the island, the animals are used to boats and people, so they approach with confidence.

During these boat tours the children are the most excited. So don’t forget to include dolphin and whale watching in your activity plans in Los Gigantes, enjoy a fantastic holiday and experience all that Tenerife has to offer. Here are 3 options for dolphin and whale watching in Tenerife:

  • Boat trip to Los Gigantes in Tenerife with Freebird
  • Catamaran trip with Royal Dolphin to Los Gigantes in Tenerife
  • Catamaran trip in Tenerife with Abrazo Catamaran

Private boat charters

We have different options for different tastes. If you are looking for a boat to enjoy with your loved ones in an exclusive way, we have what you need. Hiring a private boat in Tenerife is one of the things to do in Los Gigantes that should not be missing on your list, and that will allow you to enjoy the ocean in the best way and in total comfort.

Private boats allow you to travel exclusively in the company of the crew, your family and friends. Private boats have the advantage that you can enjoy the trip without the presence of strangers. Take your friends to enjoy our Private Boat Excursion in Tenerife (up to 22 participants).

Celebrate special events in the comfort of a boat. In Tenerife we usually celebrate the following events on board of a boat:

  • Stag and hen parties
  • Birthdays
  • Wedding anniversaries
  • Graduations
  • Job promotions
  • And much more

Catamaran charter

Climb aboard the catamaran to enjoy a dream day on the ocean. We have different itineraries with various activities for all tastes.

Our catamarans are comfortable and spacious with capacity for large groups. Come with your friends and family to spend a day sailing under the sun of Tenerife. Choose from plans from 2 to 4 hours in duration. The tour includes the skipper, snacks and drinks. You will be taken to Los Gigantes Cliffs for whale and dolphin watching. Afterwards you will arrive in the bay to anchor the boat and go for a swim. Take the opportunity to snorkel and discover the beauties hidden under the surface. Here are two of our best options for catamaran charter in Los Gigantes.

Luxury Yacht Charter

Enjoy Tenerife on board a luxury yacht. This is another of the things to do in Los Gigantes that you must enjoy during your holidays. The luxury and comfort of our luxury yachts will make you feel refreshed and fulfilled. Give yourself the treat you deserve and let your family and friends know that you strive to give them the best.

Our luxury yachts are designed for maximum guest comfort. Enjoying the sea aboard a luxury yacht is a true delight. We have fantastic and modern boats. We offer the most exclusive options for you to enjoy the sea with good taste. This type of activity is ideal to celebrate with your family and friends. It is an opportunity to celebrate a special event in a different way. Graduations, bachelor parties and birthdays are best celebrated at sea.

The luxury yacht charter includes the crew. Specialised fishing and snorkelling equipment is also included. We recommend the Azimut 60 Luxury Motor Yacht Charter for a day of luxury and comfort in the Atlantic Ocean.

Island Excursions

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Guided excursions are the perfect option for people who want to get to know the interior of Tenerife. We offer expert guides who will help and guide you with a lot of kindness. The activities and tours around the island are very popular with visitors, as everyone wants to get to know Tenerife and its secrets. Many people are impressed by the excitement after touring Tenerife, we have many testimonials from people who are happy and excited after touring Tenerife.

If you are on holiday or on a cruise, take some time to get to know the island and take back some beautiful memories. We have tours of different lengths to reach different destinations.

Private excursions in Tenerife offer you the advantage that you can design the itinerary according to your tastes and the places you want to visit. Best of all, you will be able to enjoy the tour exclusively, without being surrounded by strangers. Forget about shared tours and enjoy a more personalised tour where you will double your enjoyment and get to know the island to the fullest.

Get to know the culture and history of Tenerife in three of its villages

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Now we would like to tell you about La Candelaria. This is the most religiously important village on the island, as it is home to the church of Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria. The bronze statues of the Guanche culture that stand near the church remind us that this is an indigenous territory that now coexists in harmony with the Catholic religion.

You should also visit La Orotava, one of the oldest towns on the island. For this reason, here you will find beautiful examples of traditional architecture. It was declared a Historic Artistic Site and awaits you with its beautiful balconies full of flowers, and landscapes crowned with the Teide in the background.

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Icod de los Vinos is another of the villages you must visit to take home the best memories of Tenerife. The most important attraction of this village is the amazing Drago Milenario. This is a typical tree species of Tenerife, and the oldest specimen in the world can be found here.

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With our bus tour to the magical villages of Tenerife we will also take a trip to the summits of Erjos. This natural site is located in the rural park of Teno. It offers wonderful views and beautiful mountain scenery.

Tenerife’s traditional architecture and rural landscapes

We also have a bus excursion in Los Gigantes to visit the cities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and La Laguna. To finish this trip we take you to Taganana, a pretty village in the rural park of Taganana.

Anaga Tenerife

The capital of our island is Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is a beautiful city with an important commercial growth where you will find colonial history within a developing city. Visit this city to get to know its history, traditional architecture and typical gastronomy.

We continue to La Laguna. This is the university city of Tenerife. It was declared a World Heritage Site due to its historical and artistic richness. Inside its streets you can breathe an air of freshness and youth. With the university of La Laguna, many young people fill the streets with enthusiasm and joy. Here you will find many shops, restaurants and entertainment venues for all tastes.

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We would also like to introduce you to the rural park of Anaga . This beautiful park of rugged mountains and enchanted valleys awaits you to discover its mysteries. It sits on fertile land on which life thrives. It was declared a Biosphere Reserve to protect the plant and animal species of this natural sanctuary. Within the park, different hamlets live in perfect harmony with the rural landscape. One of these villages is Taganana, which we will take you to with our bus tours in Los Gigantes. Stroll through its streets and visit its shops to take home beautiful souvenirs.


Star tourism in Tenerife south

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In Tenerife we have different options to have a great time and enjoy a fantastic holiday. One of the most popular things to do in Tenerife is to visit the Teide National Park to observe the stars.

There you will find an astronomical observatory from where you can see the night sky clearly. Thanks to the high-powered telescopes you can see up to 8 constellations. Marvel at the brilliance of the Milky Way and the distant stars.

Looking at the immensity makes us feel part of the universe and there are no words to describe such an emotion. We invite you to come with your partner for a romantic getaway. You can also come with friends or take a day to explore the cosmos and experience the pleasure of seeing beyond the clouds. See at the end of the text all the activities in Tenerife or go directly to the following links for astronomical observation in Tenerife:

  • Tenerife Astronomical Excursion
  • Teide by night

Hiking trails from Los Gigantes

For nature and outdoor lovers, Tenerife offers dozens of hiking routes. You will find different trails, different terrain, different slopes and different demands. This is one of the options that should not be missing on your list of activities in Los Gigantes.

Get your gear and hiking boots ready to spend a day in contact with nature. Don’t forget your hydration and your camera to capture the beauty of the landscapes. Choose from tree-lined trails through the Laurisilva forests or negotiate the rocky outcrops.

Quad Safari

For those who are looking for adrenaline and excitement, quad biking is a must on the list of things to do in Los Gigantes. Come with your friends for a day full of thrills, nature and positive energy. Depending on the route you choose, you will get to know different parts of the island. Discover the coast, the gardens of Tenerife, forests, volcanic landscapes and plantations.

Quads are fantastic means of transport on which you will feel the thrill of a motorbike but with the stability of 4 wheels. You can be accompanied to make the ride more entertaining. Invite your partner or friends to ride along the coast of Tenerife and enjoy the majesty of its beaches. Strong emotions make us feel more alive and happy, so you can get huge smiles and a lot of happiness with your friends. Here are two fantastic options to enjoy a quad biking adventure from Los Gigantes:

Buggy safari

Continuing with active tourism, we propose you to get into an all-terrain buggy to explore the landscapes of Tenerife. This is a fantastic activity to share with friends and experience extreme sensations. Explore the landscapes of the island and take lots of pictures.

The Buggy Safari in Tenerife goes through different routes, from asphalted roads to natural terrains with a spectacular orography.


Most of the things to do in Los Gigantes that you can find here, offer you transport from Los Gigantes to participate in the activity. You should write to us to find out if we have transfers available for the place where you are.

This concludes our entry of the best activities in Los Gigantes Tenerife. We hope you enjoy your stay on the island and experience the thrill of each of the activities the island has to offer. Perfect for a hassle-free holiday. Find out all the information here and ask any questions via WhatsApp!


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What our customers say:
Dean Smith
Dean Smith
17. November, 2022.
Definitely recommend to include in your trip when visiting Tenerife. One of the best days we had! Amazing service and nice touch with water and snacks!
Maria Stanko
Maria Stanko
14. November, 2022.
Es war eine grandiose Reise, das Personal war sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend, das Schiff sauber und das Essen lecker. Sehr beeindruckend waren die Wale, Delfine und die wunderschöne Natur Teneriffas.
Gillian Webster
Gillian Webster
2. November, 2022.
I hired the atlanca boat as a surprise for my husbands 40th birthday and it was honestly the best day and lots of fun. Easy to book, when we arrived Patrick did the paperwork and explained everything then Fran gave us all the safety information on how to ride the boat. Everything was provided and additional special touches were much appreciated. They were both great, really friendly and put us at ease. We had 3 hours booked and we got the full time, everything excellent. Highly recommended. Thank you
Shaun Daymond
Shaun Daymond
28. October, 2022.
Very easy to deal with over WhatsApp. Booked 5 months in advance and had no issues with the booking at all. Boat was lovely and friendly skipper 👍🏻
Banana Palm Bay
Banana Palm Bay
4. August, 2022.
Can only recommend it ;)
Juan Antonio RT
Juan Antonio RT
26. July, 2022.
Hemos disfrutado de un paseo en barco por la costa de Adeje divisadlo cetáceos. Muy recomendable. La tripulación muy amable en todo momento pendiente de nosotros.
younes benkahla
younes benkahla
5. July, 2022.
Capitaine tres gentil et très compréhensible ne pense pas qu’à l’argent et pense d’abord à la sécurité et surtout à la bonne expérience de la clientèle je recommande !
Guillermo González Meyer
Guillermo González Meyer
14. June, 2022.
Alquilamos una excursión para ver cetáceos y dar un paseo de 3h. En general la experiencia estuvo bien. Toda la gestión de reserva fue fácil y el trato con Bananapalmbay fue un gusto.
Al llegar al barco tuvimos alguna confusión con lo acordado, pero tras comunicarse la empresa del barco con Bananapalmbay se solucionó y pudimos disfrutar del viaje. Además vimos ballenas piloto.
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