Tourism is definately a problem in Tenerife as a whole. Its not just Los Gigantes that is quiet. In fact over the last few months, bars in Las Americas have been quieter that here.
If you look back over the past 5 years, places like Buena Vista, Royal Sun and Diamond Apts have closed. These places have an occupancy of well over 1,000 people. If only 20% of these came out at night, then that would be another 200 people around the village.
The Los Gigantes Hotel turned into a GOLD Hotel, now full of Coffin Dodgers, who rarely come out onto the streets.
The Landing Fees at the Airport are one of the highest in Europe and make travel to Tenerife not as cheap as it should be. EasyJet are chomping at the bit to fly down here, but unless the Government does something about the costs, they probably won'b4t.
The Government has to realise that the FIRST priority is to get people onto the Island and then make the money out of them when they are here. The more people that are here, the more money they spend, the more taxes the Government get !
Its not only bars, restaurants ans shops that are suffering. Its suppliers, taxi drivers and industry in general.
Tenerife is without doubt a tourist Island and if tourism dries up, then so does the ecomony.
The Government should cut Airport costs and get the cheap Airlines to come here. With all year round sun, there is no reason for tourists not to come if the prices is right.
Ban All Inclusive Hotels, make all Hotels Family Hotels, not Retirement Homes, and kick some asses to get Hotels that are closed, re opened !