Holidays in Puerto de la Cruz were pulling people in even before tourism had been invented. And it's still going strong today. Come and find out why.
Brits have relished a break here since the nineteenth century. Parts of this once small fishing village are still the same. Fisherman bring in their daily harvest. Typically Canarian houses line the streets and normal life flourishes in this hilly town. And yet, tourism has taken off too. No wonder Puerto de la Cruz's holidays are as popular as ever.
So what's the secret? The choice of beaches? Three small beaches, with dark volcanic sand. Nearby Playa de las Teresitas with imported Sahara sand. Or the 'au naturale' Las Gavistas for that all over tan. Maybe it's Lago de Martianez – a huge saltwater lido with 8 pools, bars and restaurants. Perhaps it's the pretty Old Town with Castillo San Felipe and the beautiful Senora de la Pena de Francia church. Or the high fashion and high prices in the New Town. Maybe it's wild Loro Parque and the Orchid Gardens once graced by Agatha Christie. . . .the list goes on.
Planning ahead or after late deals? Puerto de la Cruz spoils you either way. Stay near the centre at Hotel El Tope or indulge yourself somewhere secluded like the Hotel Botanico. Nightlife revolves around stylish hotel bars, the clubs in the New Town and long, lingering dinners at a Canarian restaurant. Make like 007 at the glamorous Casino Taoro. Or have your Beatles' moment with karaoke at The Cavern.
Puerto de la Cruz – over a century's worth of recommendations!
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Based on 11 reviews
Written on 01/11/2010, Anonymous said...
First time to Tenerife and it was better than I expected. Puerto de la cruz is a lovely place,very relaxing and the people are great.The harbour is a great place to just sit and watch and there are loads of tapas bars around.However every where is... more on this review
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Our hotels and apartments in Puerto De La Cruz include Hotel Botanico & The Oriental Spa Garden, Hotel Catalonia Las Vegas, Hotel El Tope, Hotel H10 Tenerife Playa, Hotel Luabay Tenerife and Hotel Riu Garoe.
Looking for holidays in Tenerife? Our Tenerife holiday destinations include Costa Adeje, Guia De Isora, Los Cristianos, Los Gigantes, Playa De La Arena, Playa De Las Americas, Playa Paraiso, Puerto De La Cruz and Puerto De Santiago.