Puerto De La Cruz - The Most Established Resort in Tenerife
Holidays to Puerto de la Cruz are very popular. It is one of the most established resorts on the island of Tenerife. The old town and the harbour area have retained much of their old charm. Puerto de la Cruz is located on the northern end of Tenerife at the base of Mount Teide in the Rotava Valley.
The town is set to a backdrop of rolling hills and banana plantations. The beach at Puerto de la Cruz is known for its unique black sand. It has also been designated as a Blue Flag beach.
Holidays in Puerto de la Cruz appear to blend the old and the new with real care. If you feel the need to get way from the beach you can head into the old town. It has some beautiful squares and wonderful architecture. Take a stroll down to the Plaza del Charco in the centre on the city.
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Take some Time Out from the Beach in Puerto De La Cruz
During your holiday to Puerto de la Cruz you can take a relaxing walk through Botanical Gardens, established during the 18th century with its tropical plants from all over the world. Or take a walk along the Paseo de San Telmo, a promenade which runs parallel to the shore.
The Risco Belo aqua park is located in town and is popular with Puerto de la Cruz holidaymakers of all ages. If you enjoy water, you must visit this park! It has rides, slides, pools and other water attractions.
Another great holiday attraction in Puerto de la Cruz is the LoroParque. This is a Zoo and you can find it at the southern end of town. It contains 150 different types of parrots, and the largest Dolphin exhibit in Europe. There many exotic animals including penguins, sea lions or monkeys. This is a great day out for the children during your holidays in Puerto de la Cruz.
The Bananera El Guanche is an attraction unique to holidays in Puerto de la Cruz. It is a banana plantation. You can take a tour of the area where the bananas are grown and to sample the local banana liquor. In addition to the tour and the free sample of liquor you can order flowers or bananas to be sent to your hotel.
A holiday in Puerto de la Cruz would not be complete without jet-skiing, paragliding or scuba diving. While many resorts offer their own programs, these great water activities can be accessed at any number of local establishments at competitive rates.
Take a ride in the cable car upto Mount Teide to see the volcano. It is a spectacular view and certainly worth adding to your itinerary whilst on holiday in Puerto de la Cruz. During holidays in Puerto de la Cruz you can eat at any number of British pubs, bars and restaurants that offer local culture and international cuisine of all varying types.
Plan Your Days Out in Puerto De La Cruz
Renting a car in the area is probably not your best bet. Parking can be quite limited, especially depending upon where you are staying. It is best to call the hotel ahead of time and determine whether you should use public transport or not. The public transport service is quite good and should be able to help you get from place to place without any problems.
The Weather in Puerto De La Cruz
If you are looking for a slightly cooler destination for your holidays in Tenerife then taking your holiday in Puerto de la Cruz is probably a real benefit. The Climate in the northern region of Tenerife tends to be cooler than the resorts in the south. The temperatures during the summer make this area one of the most popular with tourists. Not only are the temperatures quite mild, but there is typically a slight wind as well.