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Holidays in Puerto de la Cruz

Located in northern Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz is one of the island’s favourite resorts 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. Puerto de la Cruz is famous for the black sand and garden backdrop of its beach, Playa Jardin, as well as its incredible coastal water park. 

26 °C

June and July for plenty of hot sunshine.

4 hours

Tenerife South Airport (TFS) or Tenerife North Airport (TFN).

Book your Thomas Cook holiday to Puerto de la Cruz today and experience the resort’s Canarian Old Town, black sand beach and famous coastal water park.

Recommended offers in Puerto de la Cruz

smartline Teide Mar

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Adult focused
  • Buffet restaurant and pool bar
  • Quiet location

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 326 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

smartline Teide Mar with Loro Parque

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Access to family attraction, Loro Parque
  • Buffet restaurant and pool bar
  • Quiet location

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 326 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

Casablanca Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Lagoon-style pool and kids' pool
  • On-site bowling

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1775 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 23 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

Casablanca Apartments with Loro Parque

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Access to family attraction, Loro Parque
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Lagoon-style pool and kids' pool

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1776 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

Hotel Botanico and the Oriental Spa Gardens

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • One of The Leading Hotels of The World
  • Award-winning Oriental Spa Garden
  • Great range of facilities

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1609 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 3 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Your Seat Choice*
  • Return Transfers

The Old Town in Puerto de la Cruz is a fascinating place to explore on foot during your holiday, with winding streets opening up into lively plazas fringed by old buildings, shops and cafes. Stroll around the outdoor stalls and stop for lunch in a pavement cafe, then work your way down to the bustling waterfront. The resort’s harbour neighbours its famous black sand beach, perfect for sunbathing or aspiring surfers. Not to be missed is the jewel in Puerto de la Cruz’s crown, the Lago Martianez coastal water park, complete with lagoons, waterfalls and fountains.

Puerto de la Cruz’s beach is the striking Playa Jardin. At nearly one kilometre, the beach has jet-black volcanic sand that makes a stunning contrast to the blue ocean and bright green palm trees. Beside the beach is the exquisite botanical garden that gave the beach its name, designed by a Canarian artist and featuring waterfalls, little bridges and tropical plants. The beach is well-organised with sun beds, umbrellas and lifeguards, plus nearby places to eat and drink. Playa Jardin is the best place in Playa de la Cruz for surfing, with a section of the beach reserved just for surfers coming to ride the waves.

One of the biggest attractions in Playa de la Cruz is the Lago Martianez complex. Far from your average water park, the complex was designed by Cesar Manrique, the same artist who designed the Playa Jardin. Situated right on the coastline, the complex consists of a huge, natural-looking lagoon fringed by smaller pools, waterfalls and caves. A towering fountain stands at its heart, which periodically explodes with water. Lago Martianez features a kids’ area plus sun loungers, restaurants, bars and all the facilities you’ll need for a family day out.

Puerto de la Cruz is popular for its Canarian charm, traditional old town and beautiful water front. A collection of white villas and open plazas rise uphill from the sea, interspersed with chic boutiques, pavement cafes and tapas bars. The Old Town features buildings centuries old and a number of interesting museums, with the buzzing Plaza Charco in the centre. The Old Town and waterfront are the best places in Puerto de la Cruz for Spanish and Mediterranean restaurants and fresh seafood. The nightlife here is upbeat and typically Spanish, starting late at a terrace bar or with a long evening meal.

Puerto De La Cruz is best for

Water babies: Explore the marina, famous Playa Jardin or swim through the waterfalls and lagoons of Lago Martianez.

Couples: The sophisticated charm of Puerto de la Cruz’s town centre is the ideal spot for a romantic getaway.

Families: Spend days playing on the beach or take a family day trip to the local water park.


Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Puerto de la Cruz is Spanish

Currency: The currency used in Puerto de la Cruz is the Euro (€)

Local time: Puerto de la Cruz is on the same time as GMT/UK time

Fly to: Tenerife South Airport (TFS) or Tenerife North Airport (TFN).

Flight time from UK: Approximately 4 hours

Tourist Information: Further Puerto de la Cruz tourist information can be found at www.puertodelacruz.es/  

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Puerto de la Cruz.


Weather & climate

Temperature: Average 25-29°C in summer.

Best time to visit: June and July for plenty of hot sunshine.

Tenerife has spring-like weather all year round, rarely getting cold even in winter. The summer begins in earnest around May, maintaining sunny mid-20s weather that can reach the high 20s (°C) around July.


Getting around

By taxi: Taxis are affordable and readily available in Tenerife. As the island is small, a taxi ride across to a local attraction or neighbouring resort is a cheap and easy way to travel.

By bus: Although Puerto de la Cruz is compact, it has some steep hills that visitors may struggle with. There is a bus service running from the centre of town for the easiest transport to the beach or town.

By car: If you’re planning a lot of day trips, hiring a car is the best option. There are several competitive companies near the resort, and on the motorway you can get across the island in an hour.


Events

Music festival: The Canary Islands Music Festival has been held annually for nearly 30 years, taking place across various towns and cities throughout January and February. The festival features young and established chamber orchestras and musicians from across the world.

Carnival: Puerto de la Cruz is one of the best places in Tenerife to experience the legendary Carnival. A week-long celebration in February, the resort plays host to the all-important election of Carnival Queen before the colourful parades, dancing and festivities really begin, complete with the most creative costumes imaginable.


Why choose Thomas Cook

With hotels available to suit every person and every budget look no further than Thomas Cook for your getaway this year!

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