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Puerto de la CruzSpain

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.

Top Hotels in Puerto de la Cruz

Atlantic Mirage Suites & SPA - Adults Only
Atlantic Mirage Suites & SPA - Adults Only
4 out of 5
Eucaliptus, 4, Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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Situated in Puerto de la Cruz, this beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Orotava Valley, Lago Martianez Swimming Pools, and Plaza del Charco. Taoro Park and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (23 reviews)
A few days

"I enjoyed my few days here. My room had a view to die for overlooking the Atlantic. It was very spacious and comfortable. The bed and linens were quality. The facilities were excellent. The roof bar, spa and dining experiences were always good. However, the coffee was weak and undrinkable. There ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 8, 2020

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RF San Borondon
RF San Borondon
3 out of 5
Agustín Espinosa, 2, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
The price is CA $85 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Situated in Puerto de la Cruz, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Orotava Valley, Garden Beach, and Plaza del Charco. Lago Martianez Swimming Pools and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (227 reviews)
Pretty pleased

"Great hotel with a lovely salt water pool. Good breakfast buffet and plenty of sun loungers. Room was clean and well kept but would have benefitted from air con. The pool bar was ok but cocktails weren’t great... I’d go off site if you want alcoholic drinks. Easy walking distance to some fabulous ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 1, 2019

RF San Borondon
H10 Tenerife Playa
H10 Tenerife Playa
4 out of 5
Avenida Colon, 12, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
The price is CA $134 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3

Located in the heart of Puerto de la Cruz, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lago Martianez Swimming Pools and Plaza del Charco. Taoro Park and ...

4/5Very Good! (338 reviews)

"Good location . Very clean. Friendly staff. Good food. Nice pool."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 26, 2020

H10 Tenerife Playa
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Vacation Rentals in Puerto de la Cruz

Club Tarahal
Club Tarahal
2.5 out of 5
Calle Acevino 49, Urbanización La Paz, Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
The price is CA $86 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Orotava Valley and Lago Martianez Swimming Pools. Plaza del Charco and Taoro Park are ...

4.2/5Very Good! (119 reviews)

"Communication from the company prior to my arrival informing me of how to locate the keys as I was arriving late at night . How they were dealing with the covid situation. in a lovely area of the town . had the pool to myself most of the time."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 15, 2020

Club Tarahal
RF Astoria - Only Adults
RF Astoria - Only Adults
3 out of 5
Calle Enrique Talg, 15, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
The price is CA $57 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11

Located in the heart of Puerto de la Cruz, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Orotava Valley, Lago Martianez Swimming Pools, and Plaza del Charco. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (316 reviews)

"Comfortable room, good breakfast, friendly helpful staff and good value. Very difficult to find, no clear sign and it would be a good idea to post map with directions through one way streets to the entrance."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

RF Astoria - Only Adults
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3.5 out of 5
Granados, 18. Urbanización El Durazno, Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Orotava Valley and Lago Martianez Swimming Pools. Taoro Park and Plaza del Charco are also ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)

"Apartment was lovely, so we're the gardens and shared areas. Staff very helpful and friendly."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 3, 2019

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