Where are los Gigantes located?
Los Gigantes cliffs are located on the northwest part of Tenerife. The closest harbor to Los Gigantes is Puerto de Santiago, a harbor located next to the beach of Los Guios and the holiday resort of Puerto de Santiago that has not reached the size of Playa de las Americas on the Southern part of Tenerife.
How did Los Gigantes cliffs appear?
Los Gigantes are part of the Macizo de Teno (Massif of Teno). After the volcanic base of what shapes today, Tenerife was formed, 3 massif structures appeared: Teno on the Northwest, Anaga on the Northeast, and Adeje on the Southwest. These massifs date back some 7 million years ago (the Teide dates back some 3 million years ago in comparison). When the 3 massifs appeared from the ancient balsatic base they were actually 3 different islands and it was the emergence of Teide that merged them as a unique island.
The massif of Teno where Los Gigantes is located is a beautiful area with many gorges and ravines formed by erosion. The most impressive and unusual landscape in the Teno massif is Los Gigantes cliffs with its vertical rocks of igneous rocks.