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, which makes it a great destination from January to December. The summer begins around May when the temperatures start to climb, maintaining sunny mid-20s weather that can reach the high 20s (°C) around July. Rain is rare, and you’re more likely to catch a shower in early spring. You certainly won’t need a jumper, though, no matter what time of the year you take your holiday in Puerto de la Cruz.
Water babies: Explore the marina, famous Playa Jardin, or go for a magical 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. It’s quiet, relaxed, and has lots of family-run restaurants for those intimate dinners.
Families: Spend days playing on the beach or take a family day trip to the local water park. The kids will love the fact that the black sand is the result of volcanoes!
Language: The language spoken is Spanish, with English widely spoken throughout the resort.
Currency: The currency used in Puerto de la Cruz is the Euro (€).
Local time: Puerto de la Cruz is the same time as GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Tenerife South Airport. The transfer time to Puerto de la Cruz is 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Flight time from UK: The Puerto de la Cruz flight time is 4.5 hours.
Tourist Information: Further 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.
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By taxi: Taxis are affordable and readily available in Tenerife. As the island is small, a taxi ride to a local attraction or neighbouring resort is a cheap and easy way to travel. If you’re planning to travel further then make sure you agree the fare first.
By bus: Although Puerto de la Cruz is compact, it has some steep hills that visitors may struggle with. Avoid the slog up the hills by hopping on the bus service that runs from the centre of town down to the beach, or back into town again.
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 the motorway will take you across the island in an hour.
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 showcases both new 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 island’s legendary Carnival. Leave the gloomy weather back in Blighty and head out for a week-long celebration in February. Don’t miss the election of the year’s Carnival Queen before the colourful parades head off, and the dancing and festivities really begin.