Puerto de la Cruz

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

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.

Hotel Las Aguilas
Hotel Las Aguilas
4 out of 5
Calle Doctor Barajas 19, Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
The price is $112 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Orotava Valley, La Villa Shopping Center, and Pueblo Chico Theme Park. Taoro Park and Sitio Litre ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (48 reviews)
"Bar staff particularly helpful. Great location for view."

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

Hotel Las Aguilas
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 $219 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
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! (369 reviews)
"This hotel is a must within the luxury hotel offer in Tenerife. Very friendly and experienced staff. The hotel is a perfect choice for a great SPA, calm, and refine place to relax while enjoying their restaurants and Puerto de la Cruz."

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2021

Hotel Botanico & The Oriental Spa Garden
Hotel Riu Garoé
Hotel Riu Garoé
4 out of 5
Doctor Celestino González Padrón, 3, Urbanización La Paz, Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
This family-friendly Puerto de la Cruz hotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Orotava Valley and Botanical Garden of La Orotava. Playa ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (70 reviews)
"Loved the property and the staff will definitely return. Only negative about the half board was the evening meal protein which was not up to 4 star restaurant standards."

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

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Hotel Riu Garoé
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Parque Vacacional Eden
Parque Vacacional Eden
4 out of 5
Calle Francia 8, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
The price is $58 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
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. Playa ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (130 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 Mar 23, 2020

Parque Vacacional Eden
Apartamentos Casablanca
Apartamentos Casablanca
3 out of 5
Calzada de Martianez, 4, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
The price is $86 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Located in the heart of Puerto de la Cruz, this golf aparthotel is steps from Orotava Valley and Sitio Litre Garden. La Paz Lookout and San Telmo Promenade are ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (353 reviews)
"Excellent place for the price. Great check in, great pool, nice balcony. Only downside is there’s no air conditioning but the price is so low it’s not a complaint. Good around us very reasonable. We’ve stayed at all inclusives but with this price decided to just buy meals outside and they’re pretty ..."

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2021

Apartamentos Casablanca
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 $127 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Orotava Valley and La Paz Lookout. Botanical Garden of La Orotava and Sitio Litre ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (117 reviews)
Good furnished apartment with nice pool
"The stay was really good. I even got a chair for my baby, which i really appreciated. The swimming pool has a wonderful view on see and mountains"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Club Tarahal
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