Puerto de la Cruz holidays 2020
If you’re looking for that idyllic combination of old and new or bustling and peaceful then look no further than Puerto de La Cruz. This is by far the most popular holiday hotspot in the whole of Tenerife and yet much of the resort town, as well as its surrounding area, has managed to hold on to its traditional charm.
In addition to being the number one destination in Tenerife, this northern coastal town is also considered to be one of the most beautiful and best places to visit in the whole of the Canary Islands.
You’ll encounter fun-filled activities and ultimate romance on the island of Tenerife, with water sports opportunities found throughout the day, and waterfront dining enjoyed in the evening.
While the islands of Spain are well regarded as action-packed, party havens, you’ll find it easy to escape to your own slice of serenity and relaxation during your holidays to Puerto de la Cruz, whether this means relaxing on the soft sand with a good book, sipping cocktails as the sun sets, or meandering around the resort’s
Puerto de la Cruz is great for:
- Beach holidays - The island of Tenerife is synonymous with idyllic beach getaways, blessing visitors with the presence of stunning strips of volcanic sands and mesmerising blue waters, all backed by modernised and luxurious resorts, something you only come to know during your Puerto de la Cruz holidays.
- All inclusive holidays - The secret to Puerto de La Cruz’s success is its ability to appeal to every type of holidaymaker, from families to young nightlife lovers. Either way, there are so many package holiday options available where sprawling buffets and poolside cocktails await.
- Cheap holidays - Puerto de la Cruz is ideal if you’re on a budget but want a scorching summer break. Hotel Casa del Sol or Elegance Miramar Hotel are popular cheap options.
Puerto de la Cruz at a glance
Discover the best beaches
The area is popular for its dark, volcanic-sand beaches
Amazing all inclusive resorts
One of Tenerife’s top spots for all inclusive!
Hit the nightlife & bar scene
Enjoy a vibrant night scene with clubs, wine bars & live music venues
Cultural hotspot not to miss
Visit the Old Town for its traditional Canarian vibe, cobbled streets & colonial-style cafes
Go to the animal adventure park Loro Parque & Lago Martianez water park
Lush natural wonders
You'll find popular Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife’s lush countryside
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Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz
Puerto de la Cruz has a large array of highly rated local Spanish and Canary restaurants located throughout town, especially in the old town. Local specialities include Papas Arrugadas; potatoes boiled in salt water and served with mojo picon (spicy sauce) and mojo verde (green sauce).
Seafood is commonly encountered, due to the close proximity to the coastline. This can range from a simple meal consisting of grilled fish garnished with lemon, to more elaborate local dishes such as Caldereta and Sanocho Canario.
Be sure to try out Bienmesabe; a local dessert which consists of almond cream mixed with honey, eggs and rum.
Due to a well established tourism industry in Puerto de la Cruz, you will find several international restaurants, usually run by ex-pats. This is always a good alternative if you feel yourself getting tired of local dishes!
The town is known to really come to life by night, when an eclectic selection of clubs, bars and pubs open up and welcome in a blended crowd of holidaymakers and locals. One of the best ways to start of the evening is to have a drink in one of the bars that line the central square and watch people go by on a terrace. Calle Agustin de Bethencourt is a good area for local bars and places where you can get a drink and tapas. Listen to live music at the Irish bar or some jazz at Abaco which is housed in an 18th century mansion. Lots of bars stay open late and locals won’t head to them until after midnightfor cocktails, DJ’s and salsa. For clubbing, Vampis is the most popular but there is plenty of choice for partying until 3am.
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Situated on Tenerife’s north coast, Puerto de la Cruz is a fabulous destination for a family holiday. This little town boasts an enticing mix of history, family attractions and proximity to some of the island’s most exciting natural wonders, meaning it’s the perfect place for a well-rounded break.Continue reading
Puerto de la Cruz: something for everyone
Puerto de la Cruz is nestled in the north of Tenerife, approximately one hour from Tenerife South airport and it is a fantastic place to come if you want a little bit of everything. While the southern resorts of Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos may be famous ...
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As one of the oldest and most popular resorts in Tenerife you can count on Puerto de la Cruz to be very lively! Expect a varied night scene complete with bars, clubs and live-music venues; traditional restaurants and lively salsa nights.
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