Acantilado de los Gigantes


Los Gigantes cliffs represent a basaltic volcanic geological accident on the west coast of the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain), characterized by its vertical walls, which fall over the ocean from heights ranging from 300 to more than 600 meters
In the days of the Guanches they were known as the “Wall of Hell”, and I could well imagine them that way, since their geography of dark lavas is practically impassable towards the interior of the island. Only certain ravines such as Carrizales, Juan López, El Natero, Barranco Seco, etc., make their way through the cliffs, leaving inlets or small beaches of natural sand or gravel at its mouth that are frequented by pleasure boats since the physiognomy of the place makes it difficult to reach them through these ravines.
Below sea level these cliffs do not continue deep. The seabed of this area is only about 30 meters deep and due to its difficult access they house a natural wealth that attracts numerous divers and fishermen.

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