When holidaying in Tenerife, one of the most popular excursions is a visit to Los Gigantes. Here you will witness the giant rock formations Acantilados de Los Gigantes which rise from the sea at a height of 500-800m.
Los Gigantes and Tenerife
Los Gigantes literally means “the giants” and you can certainly see why when you approach these imposing natural structures. Holidaymakers are able to venture to the top of the cliffs and those who decide to will be provided with a sumptuous view of the town and the ocean. With a black sand beach in between the rocks and the marina, Los Gigantes is a fantastic spot to spend a day, or alternatively with the great options for accommodation and numerous restaurants in the town you can use this as the base for your holiday.
If you want to really appreciate the cliffs of Los Gigantes in all their splendour, the best view is obtained from the water on one of the many boat trips available. For those with a little more time, this can be combined with a trip out to sea to search for one of the many schools of dolphins inhabiting the warm coastal areas. Other worthwhile excursions while staying in Tenerife include a visit to the highest peak in Spain, Mount Teide, or a day trip to discover the neighbouring island of La Gomera.
Gran Canaria excursions
Excursions while on Canary Islands holidays aren’t just limited to Tenerife. If you decide to stay in Gran Canaria you will be treated to an island known as the “mini continent” due to the contrasting nature of its natural environment. Consequently some of the most eye opening and enjoyable day trips involve different modes of transport to get around certain areas of the island.
You can go on a camel safari across the vast dunes of Maspalomas, take a jeep safari to access difficult areas of the island, indulge yourself in a buggy or quad bike safari, push yourself to the limit on a mountain bike or simply while away the sunshine hours exploring the coast on a boat trip.
Trips in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
For holidaymakers in Lanzarote, a visit to the volcanic landscape of the Timanfaya National Park is an absolute must; whereas if you decide to spend your time exploring Fuerteventura there are numerous options for that perfect excursion. One of the most unique day trips while staying on the “island of eternal spring” is to take a 4×4 trip to view the sunken American Star. Once a luxury liner, the vessel which many believe will soon be totally consumed by the sea is certainly a site worth seeing. Other great excursions while staying in Fuerteventura include a Catamaran sailing trip along the Jandia Peninsula and a trip on board the Submarine-Subcat.