Los Guíos Beach is located in Los Gigantes, in the western part of Tenerife. It is the last inhabited coastal village in the area, with one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the island: the Cliffs of Los Gigantes.
|Official name:||Playa Los Guíos|
|Location:||Santiago del Teide, zona de los Acantilados de Los Gigantes.|
|Type of beach:||Beach with brown sand and a zone of “callados” (rounded stones).|
|Measures:||160m x 20m approx. (length x width).|
|Services:||Public showers; seaport; umbrellas and hammocks for a fee; lifeguards and lifeguard service; close to restaurants, supermarkets, parking and bus and cab stops.|
Los Guíos beach, calm sea and spectacular views
Los Guíos Beach is perfect for a swim and enjoy the views of the huge volcanic rock walls: Los Acantilados de Los Gigantes.
The sea is calm and there is no wind or currents, as it is sheltered by the marina on one side and the cliffs on the other. It is an ideal beach to enjoy alone or with the whole family.
It is a Blue Flag awarded beach. The “Blue Flag” recognition was created in France in 1985 by the European Foundation for Environmental Education (FEEE), with the aim of rewarding those beaches that “meet a series of environmental, educational, safety and accessibility criteria”.
Therefore, it is a high quality beach, both for its waters and for its services and equipment. It has a surveillance post, lifeguard service and, of course, lifeguards. It is also accessible for disabled people (including parking spaces).
From the marina you will see kayak excursions along the cliffs and even boats for whale watching in Los Gigantes. Dare to try them to make the most of your visit!
The beach is next to the village of Los Gigantes, which has a wide variety of restaurants and small supermarkets and stores.
Although there is atmosphere, it is a quiet area where you can find accommodation in both apartments and hotels if you want to spend a few days of vacation.
If you want to explore the surroundings, we recommend you to visit the famous area of the beach and ravine of Masca, as well as the Punta de Teno.
Just in case, check out the Playa de Los Guíos webcam to see the weather before you go.
How to get to Playa de Los Guíos
If you are coming from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, you should take the Avenida Marítima TF-11 in a south-westerly direction. Then, continue on TF-4 until you reach the southern highway TF-1.
Take exit TF-47 towards Playa San Juan/Puerto Santiago/Acdo Los Gigantes. You will leave behind the villages of San Juan and Alcalá, until you find signposts for the Cliffs of Los Gigantes.
Continue to Puerto de Los Gigantes, where you will have to look for free parking in the area or park in the port itself in the private pay parking.