While most people head to the south of the island for the parties, the bars, and the banging clubs, you’ll find the northern coast of Tenerife has its own special charms too. It’s more chilled out, making it ideal for romantic getaways for couples, or family holidays away from the crowds. Puerto de la Cruz holidays are a great choice, and this city is one of the island’s favourite places for its natural beauty and traditional charm.
Spread down the hill is a town filled with old architecture, Spanish restaurants, and unique shops, reaching to the resort’s bustling waterfront. It’s laid back, relaxed, and gives you a real taste of old Tenerife. Puerto de la Cruz holidays are famous for the black sand and backdrop of its beach, Playa Jardin, as well as its incredible coastal water park.
Things to do
The Old Town is a fascinating place to explore on foot during your holiday in Puerto de la Cruz, with winding streets opening up into lively plazas fringed by old buildings, shops, and cafés. Stroll around the outdoor stalls and stop for lunch in a pavement café, then take a leisurely amble down to the busy waterfront. The resort’s harbour is right next to its famous black sand beach, which is perfect for sunbathing or aspiring surfers. If you’re here on a family holiday then don’t miss the Lago Martianez coastal water park, complete with lagoons, waterfalls, and fountains.
Take a Segway tour of the city
Puerto de la Cruz has a lot of places to visit. To make sure that you see all of them, you can take a fun Segway tour. After some basic training, your knowledgeable guide will whizz you and your small group around the city, whilst giving you some fascinating insight into its history.
Take a dive
Off the coast of Puerto de la Cruz you’ll find six different places to dive and underwater sights that will blow you away. Ancient volcanic eruptions have moulded incredible rock formations below the surface of the water, which is home to many species including turtles, sting rays, barracudas and eels.
Visit the old town of La Orotava
The old town of La Orotava is a charming place to spend an afternoon wandering around its cobbled streets. When the sun goes down, you can head out and sample some of the delicious local cuisine in one of the many bars and restaurants.
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