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What you should know about Los Gigantes
A small town just off the coast of the Canary Islands, Los Gigantes is a town best known for the giant rock formation Acantilados de Los Gigantes. These giant rocks rise from the sea to a spectacular height of 500 to 800 meters. The town also has a marina surrounded with a concrete wall to protect it from bad weather and rough seas. Since Los Gigantes is a beautiful but small town, its best to pre-book your choice of Los Gigantes hotels to avoid being let down by the options available. Use Hotels.com's guides and services to book a hotel that suits all your needs. Our website also provides you with guest's reviews of each hotel so you may choose what suits you best plus a detailed map of its location as compared to the town's attractions.
What's Los Gigantes Like?
The most popular attraction of Los Gigantes is the cliff itself. Locals will guide you best about the most popular and safest viewpoints. If you love the beach, then you can visit Los Gigantes remarkable black sand beach. While it's flat and safe to swim in calm seas, its best to avoid going in during rough seas. The beach is also rocky so remember to carry sea-friendly footwear especially for children - that said, the beach is clean and kid friendly. Being a marine town, most Los Gigantes Hotels will by bear to some great water sports activities. From dolphin and whale spotting, scuba to snorkeling, jet skiing or water skiing - Los Gigantes has an extensive water sports menu. There are many companies and boats offering charters, it's best to check the safest and most reliable ones with your hotel desk. You can also choose to simply walk around the marina - home to many fantastic restaurants and eating joints.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Los Gigantes
Los Gigantes enjoys a tropical climate throughout the year so it's a great vacation spot all year long. February is a fun month to visit Los Gigantes as there is a carnival that lights up the streets with typical fun and frolic. However, do note that January and February are cooler months and sometimes Spain can experience parts the Saharan sandstorm known as Sirocco. The local population speaks limited English so it's best to carry a phrase dictionary if you have little or no Spanish - though Los Gigantes hotels do have some English-speaking staff. Shopping wise, you can buy some local produce or duty free goods at local shops as Los Gigantes lies outside EC regulation. Hotels.com's guest reviews can offer you many great tips and tricks for vacationing in Los Gigantes.