I have just been reading through the history page of this website (see: http://www.losgigantes.com/LosGigantesHistory.php
) and it is a fascinating story.
However, the history of Los Gigantes is very new (only since the 1960's) and I have a feeling that the history of Puerto de Santiago is even newer - but little is said about it there.
I know that the fishing village of Puerto de Santiago, around and up from the harbour itself, must be very old. But most of what we see now in the developed 'town' of PdS must be very modern - no more than 30 or 40 years old. I remember visiting Playa las Americas in the early 1980's, when even Americas had not been developed fully and Veronica's had not happened yet, and hearing that the 'next place' would be Puerto de Santiago further along the coast.
I wonder, therefore, if anyone has found any available sources on the recent history and development of PdS and the development of the resort coastline to Playa de l'Arena ?
I have found one book which was published by the local community to celebrate the Millennium and which gives many pictures of the old port and of the families who have been there for many generations.
However, it shows nothing of the development of the new town, the hotels and apartments being built, the main roadway up the cliff to the Correos (a major civil engineering feat in itself).
I found this book, which is now out of print, available for browsing only, in the Tourist Office on Playa de l'Arena.
Does anyone have or know of any other sources ?