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Los Gigantes Info

On this page you will find interesting information on Los Gigamtes and the surrounding area of Puerto de Santiago and Playa de La Arena. We hope to provide all types of useful information for your holiday in Los Gigantes. If there is a certain piece of information that you cannot find, please do not hesitate in contacting us by email, or maybe post your question on our forum, visited by many regular contributors, they may be able to help. If you have any valuable information you would like to share, please let us know here and we will publish it here on this site..

General
Many of you may already know this, but the currency in the Canaries is the Euro (€). In Tenerife, as in the rest of Europe we drive on the right hand side, speed is measured in kilometres per hour and petrol is sold by the litre. If you're bringing over any electrical applicances, the voltage is 220 volts.

Buses
Buses are operated by the 'Tenerife Insular Transport' company 'Titsa', and run from Los Gigantes, Puerto de Santiago and Playa de La Arena at regular intervals, you can download the latest guide of the tourist routes here. The main lines you want to be looking out for are the 473 (to Los Cristianos, through Callao Salvaje, Playa Paraíso and Adeje) and the 462 up to Guia de Isora through Tamaimo. The 111 route will take you from Los Cristianos on to Santa Cruz. The 473 route runs from Los Gigantes to Los Cristianos every 30 minutes from 08:00 to 21:00 with other routes before and after these times, but these times vary depending on the day. The 487 route will take you from Los Cristianos to the Tenerife South airport and runs pretty much every hour from 07:20 to 00:20 with other varied times before and after. The bus stop in Los Gigantes is located outside the Los Gigantes Sun and Sports Centre, in Puerto de Santiago, there is one outside the Post Office and another one opposite the main square. In Playa de La Arena there is a bus top opposite the beach.

Taxis and Transport
There is a 24 hour taxi service in the Los Gigantes area with a taxi rank outside the Los Gigantes Hotel. Their website is www.losgigantestaxis.com and their telephone number is (+34) 922 86 16 27. The approximate cost to the Tenerife south airport is €45 (approx. £40).
You may also consider booking a transfer to and from the airport, try El Mar Services at www.elmarservices.es you can arrange your airport or pick up online before you travel. They also have a UK number which is 0871 218 5991.

Doctors/Hospitals
There are various medical centres in the Los Gigantes area, and the nearest Hospital is Costa Adeje or Hospiten, both of which accept private insurance. Before you visit it is strongly recommended you take out your own travel insurance as should an accident happen you could end up with a large medical bill. Travel insurance is normally available as an option when booking your flight/package holiday, alternatively, www.losgigs.com can offer you some great deals on travel insurance by clicking here. If you need to contact a doctor while you are on holiday, depending on the urgency, here are some numbers you should write down and take with you, there are more numbers further down this page:
All emergencies : 112 (Ambulance, Police, Fire Brigade), this number will work from any phone and any mobile phone, even without a pin number, just dial 112 and press call.
Private Doctors : (00 34) 922 86 71 20, located in the Hotel Playa Arena complex, they have interpreters at most times, can arrange hotel and apartment visits and take private insurance.
Private Doctors : Located opposite the main square in Puerto de Santiago, they also take private insurance.
Hospiten Sur: (00 34) 922 75 00 22, (also known as the 'Green Clinic' in Playa de Las Americas, takes private insurance. They also have a translation service.

Important Telephone Numbers
Here are a list of imprtant telephone numbers you may need while you are in Los Gigantes on holiday, or a list of numbers you should make a note of before you travel here on holiday.

All Emergencies (Police, Ambulance & Fire) 112 (from any phone or mobile)
Tenerife British Consulate (+34) 922 28 68 63
Medical Centre (Private Doctor) (+34) 922 86 71 20
Hospital (Hospiten Sur) (+34) 922 75 00 22
Los Gigantes Taxis (+34) 922 86 16 27
Town Hall (Santiago del Teide) (+34) 922 86 31 27
Local Police (+34) 922 86 70 33
Guardia Civil (+34) 922 85 00 57
Reina Sofía Airport (TFS) (+34) 922 75 92 00
Los Gigantes Tourist Office (+34) 922 86 03 48