Posted Nov 24, 2015
Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island of Tenerife, the pioneer city of tourism in the Canary Islands was a spa destination popular with genteel Victorian ladies. The town is a charming resort with real character. There are stylish boardwalks, beaches with safe swimming, traditional restaurants, a leafy central plaza, lots of pretty parks and gardens and plenty to see and do. Concordia is located in a central area of Puerto de la Cruz, just 100 metres away from a long black sand beach. The hotel building is old so no one can expect luxuries but is also not expensive. The hotel swimming pool was build when area wasn't crowded by newer buildings so it stays in shade but inspires to spend a lot of time out in water park designed by the well-known Canary Island artist César Manrique.The artificial lake, with some 27,000 cubic metres of sea water, highlights the other four adult pools and three children´s pools. All is beautifully set in an original layout with palms and gragon trees.There are bars, restaurants, stalls and a Casino giving the complex a very special vitality and making it one of the most striking attractions of the whole island. Another worth to do is a trip to El Teide Nation Park and Masca. Mount Teide is a volcano 3,718-metre summit, the highest point in Spain and above sea level in the islands of the Atlantic. Masca is alocated in the northwest at the foot of the Teno Mountains, difficult to reach but worth the journey, picturesque.