Puerto de la Cruz

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Puerto de la Cruz featuring a pool, a sunset and a luxury hotel or resort

This charming town attracts luxury travelers with its colonial plazas, chic restaurants and stylish beaches.

The oldest resort in the Canary Islands, Puerto de la Cruz exudes a quaint charm despite its popularity with tourists. See its elegant promenades, architect-designed beaches, lovely parks and gardens and traditional restaurants. Escape the party-oriented beaches in the south by visiting this lovely northern town.

Puerto de la Cruz was initially established as a port for the prosperous town of La Orotava. International merchants arrived in the 19th century and the town soon began to draw wealthy tourists with its pleasing sunny climate. Walk around the historic harbor area, where you’ll find colorful fishing boats and food stalls serving traditional Canarian dishes.

Busy Plaza del Charco is the ideal spot to begin exploring the city. A popular local gathering place for centuries, this pleasant square is lined with bars, cafés and restaurants. Stay for a while and you might catch an impromptu performance by some of the city’s many street musicians.

Lounge on the beautiful black sands of Garden Beach. Created by Canarian architect and designer César Manrique, this unique beach is bordered by a landscaped garden of cacti, tropical flowers and a small waterfall.

Head to Lago Martiánez water park. Another design by local artist César Manrique, this park consists of seven saltwater pools fed by ocean water. Bring the kids or escape to the quiet adults-only pool.

Visit spectacular Loro Parque, where more than 30,000 animals from around the world are housed in recreated natural habitats. The park has among the world’s largest collections of parrots, a special penguin enclosure and one of the largest underground aquariums.

Go to the Botanical Gardens and see more than 5,000 plants and trees from around the world. Look for the appropriately named drunken trees, which appear as though they could topple over at any moment.

September and October are some of the best times of year to visit Puerto de la Cruz, when crowds are minimal but temperatures are still warm. November through February is the rainy season.

DWO Nopal by Checkin
DWO Nopal by Checkin
3 out of 5
Calle San Juan 17, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
The price is €76 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
Located in the heart of Puerto de la Cruz, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Orotava Valley, Plaza del Charco and San Telmo Promenade. Taoro Park and Lago ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
"Lovely modern hotel in a really good central location. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The terrace had great views and it was a lovely way to start the day, enjoying a delicious breakfast overlooking the volcano. I travel to Tenerife a few times a year when I can so I will definitely stay ..."

Reviewed on 17 Dec 2021

DWO Nopal by Checkin
Hotel Botanico & The Oriental Spa Garden
Hotel Botanico & The Oriental Spa Garden
5 out of 5
Avenida Richard Yeoward, 1, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
The price is €304 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
This family-friendly Puerto de la Cruz hotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of San Telmo Promenade, Lago Martianez Swimming Pools and Plaza del ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (382 reviews)
"We just spent 5 glorious days at the Botanico and was sad to leave. Beautiful property, lush gardens, excellent customer service. Highly recommend staying here!"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2022

Hotel Botanico & The Oriental Spa Garden
Apartamentos Casablanca
Apartamentos Casablanca
3 out of 5
Calzada de Martianez, 4, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
The price is €90 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
Located in the heart of Puerto de la Cruz, this golf aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Orotava Valley and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Loro Park. La Paz Lookout and Sitio ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (361 reviews)
Good spot for tenerife sunshine
"Great spot for a stay in Tenerife. Loved the layout if the apartments. Given the age if the building the lifts were very tight/dated. Kitchen equipment could also be updated. Staff very friendly and addressed our queries promptly. Great pool area. Would come back 🙂🙂"

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2021

Apartamentos Casablanca
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Parque Vacacional Eden
Parque Vacacional Eden
4 out of 5
Calle Francia 8, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
The price is €63 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
This family-friendly Puerto de la Cruz aparthotel is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Orotava Valley, Sitio Litre Garden and Taoro Park. Loro ...
4/5 Very Good! (136 reviews)
"We stayed at the Eden for a week. It is quite run down and needs updating. The food was excellent but communication to the residents pretty well non existent. Overall it was ok but not great."

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

Parque Vacacional Eden
Apartamentos Casablanca
Apartamentos Casablanca
3 out of 5
Calzada de Martianez, 4, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
The price is €90 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
Located in the heart of Puerto de la Cruz, this golf aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Orotava Valley and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Loro Park. La Paz Lookout and Sitio ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (361 reviews)
Good spot for tenerife sunshine
"Great spot for a stay in Tenerife. Loved the layout if the apartments. Given the age if the building the lifts were very tight/dated. Kitchen equipment could also be updated. Staff very friendly and addressed our queries promptly. Great pool area. Would come back 🙂🙂"

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2021

Apartamentos Casablanca
RF Apartamentos Bambi - Adults Only
RF Apartamentos Bambi - Adults Only
2.5 out of 5
Calle Enrique Talg, 15, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
The price is €65 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
Located in the heart of Puerto de la Cruz, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Orotava Valley and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Loro Park. San Telmo Promenade and ...
3.8/5 Good! (207 reviews)
"The property was clean, tidy and local to all shops, pubs and lovely place to eat to whatever you fancy"

Reviewed on 7 Jul 2019

RF Apartamentos Bambi - Adults Only
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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