Puerto de la Cruz is distinctly different from other resorts in Tenerife. From an accommodation point of view there are less apartments and more hotels though it’s by no means a concrete jungle. Puerto de la Cruz tends to appeal to couples who appreciate it’s relaxing atmosphere and lush gardens but because this is a “real” town there is enough to keep everyone happy. Puerto de la Cruz is really where tourism got going in Tenerife. As early as the 19th century doctors in Northern Europe recommended the climate of Puerto de la Cruz as ideal for health improvement. Today many guests still improve their health with fabulous coastal walks and red wine in moderation !
Plaza del Charco in the heart of the resort is a wonderful place to sit and watch the world go by, enjoy tapas or a cafe con leche in one of the bars or cafes. On the weekend you can mix with the locals – with their children dressed up ever so smartly! Much of the authentic parts of Puerto de la Cruz have been maintained so this is a resort to have a real Spanish holiday.
Our top selling accommodation in Puerto de la Cruz is the Casablanca apartments. From our Puerto de la Cruz hotel selection the most popular is the Gran Hotel El Tope. Based on our annual survey we normally recommend guests to stay bed and breakfast because the restaurants in the resort are so good.