Puerto de la Cruz Tenerife
The longest established and most complete resort in the Canary Islands has to be Puerto de la Cruz. Located on Tenerife’s north coast, this historical town was the birthplace of tourism in the Canaries and still offers some of the best visitor attractions on the island.
In contrast with the modern resorts of the south, El Puerto has had a great tradition as a place opf relaxation since the end of the last century when the spa, which today is the Hotel Casino Tauro, was built.
The accommodation offered in Puerto de la Cruz is also different from most of the other places in the islands since hotels predominate over apartments.
The lushness of the gardens and the agreeable atmosphere are very special features of this city, which has lively places to stroll around.
In the evening the streets near the Plaza del Charco and the promenade are pleasant places of enjoyment where one can eat at any of the many open air restaurants, all this in a pleasant climate and with the ever present sea.
The city houses a number of buildings of great historical and artistic value such as the church of Nuestra Señora de la Peña, la Ermita de San Telmo, el castillo de San Felipe, la casa de la Aduana and the old quay where small fishing boats are still moored.
The Old Town itself still retains the cobbled streets and colonial architecture of an age gone by where the local people still go about their daily lives, working, eating and drinking in much the same way as they have for centuries.
Its old world charm lives side by side with a wide range of quality hotels and apartment complexes that ensure a perfect place to stay for all tastes and budgets.
If you would prefer to stay on the sunny south coast of the island then check out our Tenerife Holiday Offers page.
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