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Spanish Intensive Course
Spanish Intensive Course
Spanish Intensive Course 1 week
4 x lesson units (each 45 minutes) per day, 5 days per week (Mon-Fri), max 6 students. Qualified teachers, we developed our own materials (free to our students). School founded since 1993. Price includes one-off registration fee of €40.
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La Gomera Bus Tour (north pick-up)
La Gomera Bus Tour (north pick-up)
La Gomera Bus Tour (north pick-up) 10 hours
A day trip on bus to La Gomera island for the amazing sceneries, Garajonay National Park (UNESCO's heritage site), the unique El Silbo whistle language and more!
Price from: €70.00
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Siam Park Ticket (bus option to Las Americas available)
Siam Park Ticket (bus option to Las Americas available)
Siam Park Ticket (bus option to Las Americas available) 1 day
From chillaxing Mai Tai ride to feeling the zero gravity on the vertical funnel of Dragon, there is something for the whole family in Siam Park - one of the best water theme park in Europe. Now with the bus service, you can visit Siam Park even if you are are staying in Puerto de la Cruz.
Price from: €35.00
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Teide Masca Grand Bus Tour (north pick-up)
Teide Masca Grand Bus Tour (north pick-up)
Teide Masca Grand Bus Tour (north pick-up) 9 hours
Explore Tenerife's "must-sees" on bus tour, highlights include Teide National Park, Roques de Garcia, Icod's giant drago tree, charming Garachico and its and lava pool and the awe-inspiring landscape of Masca.
Price from: €36.00
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Half day Teide Bus Tour (north pick-up)
Half day Teide Bus Tour (north pick-up)
Half day Teide Bus Tour (north pick-up) 5 hours
Discover the extraordinary volcanic landscapes of Teide National Park, famed for its iconic and highest mountain in Spain. There is an optional cable car ride up closer to the peak.
Price from: €25.00
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VIP Teide Tour
VIP Teide Tour
VIP Teide Tour 8 hours
Enjoy the VIP treatment on our comfortable 4x4 vehicle and explore the beautiful La Orotava valley, Santiago del Teide, Teide National Park, the Chinyero volcano and more. Lunch included.
Price from: €63.00
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Segway Tours in Puerto de la Cruz
Segway Tours in Puerto de la Cruz
Segway Tours in Puerto de la Cruz 30 minutes
Explore charming Puerto de la Cruz and its highlights on a guided Segway tour. Cover more distance and sights in shorter time and with less effort.
Price from: €15.00
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Bodyboard lessons in Puerto de la Cruz
Bodyboard lessons in Puerto de la Cruz
Bodyboard lessons in Puerto de la Cruz 1.5 hours
Learn how to bodyboard in Puerto de la Cruz with experienced instructor. Lessons are held at Playa de Martianez, Playa del Jardin or the El Rincón area, subject to weather and sea conditions.
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Tour and activity categories in Puerto de la Cruz

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Biking
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Diving
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Hiking
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Jeep safari
Language Holiday
Language Holiday
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Paragliding/ paratrike
Segway Tours
Segway Tours
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Sightseeing Tours

Travel Inspirations - Puerto de la Cruz

Fiesta del Cacharro, also more funnily known as the “junk” festival, is a celebration in honor of Saint Andrew. Taking place annually on the 29th of November, this festivity is very popular in the north of Tenerife island especially in the township of Puerto de la Cruz and Icod de los Vinos. This island festival is also closely coincide with the opening of wineries where wine are paired with clay-pot roasted chestnut and salted fish. On this day, young children and their not-so-young playful parents flock to the streets, fulling their string of “junks” behind as they run about. The objective was to create as much noise as possible to attract attention. Back in the 70s and 80s when the celebration was more splendour, you could see all sorts of “junks” being dragged use. From pots to washing machines and bathtubs... anything ridiculous and fun the locals could get hold of. Nowadays, the “junks” used are less extreme. Most often seen are tin cans being strung on a wire, not lacking in creativity nonetheless. Legend has it that making loud noise with pots help to scare off witches and bad spirits. Another tells that San Andrés was drunk a day after his celebration and had to be woken up by the sound of kids clanging pots. A more valid source states that back in the day, on the eve of Saint Andrew’s, wine makers would wash the wine barrels at the coast with sea water. They would roll the barrels down the hill creating massive noise, and this noise is what the children and youngsters are trying to reproduce nowadays, with anything they could collect days leading up to the celebration.
Overview The North’s premier tourist destination is undoubtedly Puerto de la Cruz , meaning Port of the Cross, and is a beautiful town rich in Canarian charm and character. Clinging to the shoreline on one side with the other set against the lush Orotava Valley, Puerto enjoys a gentle degree of tourism of the more discerning nature. Visitors to the area seek to revel in the elegance of the plazas, the fine restaurants and the delicious bakeries that are dotted throughout the area. The narrow pedestrian streets are awash with colour and life while the volcanic landscape that flows throughout the islands lends Puerto certain uniqueness unto its own; beaches filled of fine, black volcanic sand.  Historic buildings and old churches dating back from the 16 th century line the streets of Puerto de la Cruz and offer a constant reminder of the religious beliefs and traditions that are still firmly embedded within the city’s culture today. The main plaza in Puerto is a lively affair, with tourists and locals mixing together harmoniously to enjoy the picturesque setting of the small harbour where swimmers and sun bathers come to relax on a sunny afternoon. The space sitting alongside the harbour is often home to communal events on weekends such as open air discos and DJ sets and big screen cinema nights. With an impressive array of competitively priced restaurants, cocktail bars and shops, Puerto caters for visitors on all levels, providing enjoyment, entertainment and activities for both families, couples and individuals.  Stunning views of Mount Teide can be seen from the beaches and Lago Martianez, the large outdoor swimming complex in town, and with a good bus service, makes visiting the islands premier attraction more accessible than ever. History Founded in the 1600’s by settlers from La Orotava who initially built a pier for the areas somewhat scarce population, there is also evidence to suggest that aborigine presence was found in the area that is Puerto de la Cruz long before the Spanish conquest. Originally acting as a trade and port town for the more prosperous La Orotava , Puerto exported a large amount of bananas, wine and sugar over to England and France throughout this period and into the 1700’s. When a number of sugarcane plantations began to deteriorate, the production of wine subsequently began to flourish and export to England in this sector increased by up to 80 percent. What followed was an influx of British businessmen into the area looking to establish strong trade connections in the market and set up homes and businesses. After the volcanic eruption in 1706, which practically destroyed the whole of Garachico and its flourishing port area, Puerto’s trade and activity dramatically increased and propelled the town to new levels of wealth and prosperity. Urban regeneration took place throughout Puerto de la Cruz, transforming the town into an attractive hub of activity and commerce and in 1722 reached municipal independence. During the latter stages of the 19 th century a series of hotels were built by wealthy banana plantation owners, namely the Taoro Hotel, the Monopol and the Marquesa, giving rise to the first deluge of tourism, not just for Puerto del la Cruz but for the island as a whole. A popular destination for British and mainland Europeanists due to its attractive year-round climate, Puerto’s economy began to boom in a new way and its reliance on vineyards and banana crops were lessened, although they do still form the basis of the islands traditional economic output to this day. Culture The culture in Puerto is lively and vibrant the year round, with festivals and activities providing entertainment of the highest quality. Mainly enjoyed by tourists and locals of a more mature age, Puerto can be a laid back and carefree affair with a slower pace of life adopted by those who reside in the town. On the contrary however, the area is popular with youngsters too, who are kept entertained on the black sand beaches during the day and in any one of the number of bars and night clubs that come alive once the sun has gone down. Religion is at the forefront of this community too, with a large number of beautifully decorated crosses and religious figures dotted around the streets and in the windows of many homes and buildings. This dedicated and celebrated religious belief only serves to enhance the togetherness of this close knit society. The main hub of Puerto’s activity is centred around Plaza Charco, with rows of lively restaurants, ensuring those that visit the area can dine in style and enjoy a more relaxed restaurant culture instead of a Mecca for clubbing and discos. On a warm summers evening, many people take a stroll around the sea front where beautiful views of the setting sun can be enjoyed against the backdrop of Mount Teide. Economy Puerto de la Cruz’s main economy stems from the services sector, with the majority of its working population employed in the many restaurants and bars and within the tourism industry. With thousands of visitors making the trip to Puerto every year, the town thrives on tourism and many competitively priced car rental services and excursion packages are available as well as discount tickets to some of the town’s main attractions such as Loro Park and Siam Park. Puerto also sees much economic activity in the produce of locally caught fish, with many of the restaurants specialising in excellent sea food that is brought straight in from the fishing vessels. Highlights include fresh sardines, prawns and cuttle fish. Trade from the banana plantations deep in the Orotava valley is also of benefit to Puerto as well as locally produced wine from the vineyards that have been flourishing for over five centuries. Stocked in the local restaurants and shops, wines and vegetables are still to this day of the highest standards possible.
The North’s premier tourist destination is undoubtedly Puerto de la Cruz, meaning Port of the Cross, and is a beautiful town rich in Canarian charm and character. Clinging to the shoreline on one side with the other set against the lush Orotava Valley, Puerto enjoys a gentle degree of tourism of the more discerning nature. Visitors to the area seek to revel in the elegance of the plazas, the fine restaurants and the delicious bakeries that are dotted throughout the area.  The narrow pedestrian streets are awash with colour and life while the volcanic landscape that flows throughout the islands lends Puerto certain uniqueness unto its own; beaches filled of fine, black volcanic sand. Historic buildings and old churches dating back from the 16 th century line the streets of Puerto de la Cruz and offer a constant reminder of the religious beliefs and traditions that are still firmly embedded within the city’s culture today. The main plaza in Puerto is a lively affair, with tourists and locals mixing together harmoniously to enjoy the picturesque setting of the small harbour where swimmers and sun bathers come to relax on a sunny afternoon. The space sitting alongside the harbour is often home to communal events on weekends such as open air discos and DJ sets and big screen cinema nights. With an impressive array of competitively priced restaurants, cocktail bars and shops, Puerto caters for visitors on all levels, providing enjoyment, entertainment and activities for both families, couples and individuals. Stunning views of Mount Teide can be seen from the beaches and Lago Martianez, the large outdoor swimming complex in town, and with a good bus service, makes visiting the islands premier attraction more accessible than ever. History Founded in the 1600’s by settlers from La Orotava who initially built a pier for the areas somewhat scarce population, there is also evidence to suggest that aborigine presence was found in the area that is Puerto de la Cruz long before the Spanish conquest. Originally acting as a trade and port town for the more prosperous La Orotava , Puerto exported a large amount of bananas, wine and sugar over to England and France throughout this period and into the 1700’s. When a number of sugarcane plantations began to deteriorate, the production of wine subsequently began to flourish and export to England in this sector increased by up to 80 percent. What followed was an influx of British businessmen into the area looking to establish strong trade connections in the market and set up homes and businesses. After the volcanic eruption in 1706, which practically destroyed the whole of Garachico and its flourishing port area, Puerto’s trade and activity dramatically increased and propelled the town to new levels of wealth and prosperity. Urban regeneration took place throughout Puerto de la Cruz, transforming the town into an attractive hub of activity and commerce and in 1722 reached municipal independence. During the latter stages of the 19 th century a series of hotels were built by wealthy banana plantation owners, namely the Taoro Hotel, the Monopol and the Marquesa, giving rise to the first deluge of tourism, not just for Puerto del la Cruz but for the island as a whole. A popular destination for British and mainland Europeanists due to its attractive year-round climate, Puerto’s economy began to boom in a new way and its reliance on vineyards and banana crops were lessened, although they do still form the basis of the islands traditional economic output to this day. Culture The culture in Puerto is lively and vibrant the year round, with festivals and activities providing entertainment of the highest quality. Mainly enjoyed by tourists and locals of a more mature age, Puerto can be a laid back and carefree affair with a slower pace of life adopted by those who reside in the town. On the contrary however, the area is popular with youngsters too, who are kept entertained on the black sand beaches during the day and in any one of the number of bars and night clubs that come alive once the sun has gone down. Religion is at the forefront of this community too, with a large number of beautifully decorated crosses and religious figures dotted around the streets and in the windows of many homes and buildings. This dedicated and celebrated religious belief only serves to enhance the togetherness of this close knit society. The main hub of Puerto’s activity is centred around Plaza Charco, with rows of lively restaurants, ensuring those that visit the area can dine in style and enjoy a more relaxed restaurant culture instead of a Mecca for clubbing and discos. On a warm summers evening, many people take a stroll around the sea front where beautiful views of the setting sun can be enjoyed against the backdrop of Mount Teide. Economy Puerto de la Cruz’s main economy stems from the services sector, with the majority of its working population employed in the many restaurants and bars and within the tourism industry. With thousands of visitors making the trip to Puerto every year, the town thrives on tourism and many competitively priced car rental services and excursion packages are available as well as discount tickets to some of the town’s main attractions such as Loro Park and Siam Park. Puerto also sees much economic activity in the produce of locally caught fish, with many of the restaurants specialising in excellent sea food that is brought straight in from the fishing vessels. Highlights include fresh sardines, prawns and cuttle fish. Trade from the banana plantations deep in the Orotava valley is also of benefit to Puerto as well as locally produced wine from the vineyards that have been flourishing for over five centuries. Stocked in the local restaurants and shops, wines and vegetables are still to this day of the highest standards possible.
Sights  Loro Park Despite translating to ‘Parrot Park’, the giant zoo that is Loro Park is more reknown for its immense aquatic displays and is probably the biggest attraction to be found on the North side of Tenerife . The park is found just out of Puerto’s town centre, however travelling to and from the park is no problem as the owners have organised a doto train that runs from the centre of town to the park at hourly intervals. Inside the park is one of Europe’s largest collections of sea creatures, the most impressive of which are the four Orca Whales that the park brought in from Sea World in America. Every day the colossal beasts perform breath taking displays to the general public in the park’s huge central spectator area, where visitors get a firsthand view of the creature’s natural beauty. Aside from the whales, Loro Park also has Europe’s largest dolphinarium and the world’s largest penguin exhibition. Also, as the name suggests, the park has a huge collection of parrots totalling 3,500 including some of the planet’s most endangered species. Tourists who are planning to visit the park and the island’s other famous attraction Siam Park, can purchase both tickets together for a discounted price of €52 each (with the tickets costing €32 individually). However, before paying this price, it is well worth checking out one of the many private ticket offices that are dotted around town, who are usually prepared to do a discount if asked. Address: Avenida Loro Parque s/n, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz,Tenerife Telephone.: (+34) 922 373 841 Opening hours: Daily 08:30 to 18:45 (last entrance at 16:00) Admission: Loro Park- Adults €32, children (6-12 years) €21. Twin ticket to Loro Park and Siam Park: Adults €52 and Children (6-12 years) €35. Lago Martiánez The Lago Martiánez bathing complex is the jewel in the crown of Puerto de la Cruz, with it sitting pride of place on the town’s main promenade. Designed by the famous Spanish architect César Manrique in 1977, the pools are one of the defining features of the town with the artistic water features, picturesque flower beds and modern sculptures making the attraction not just a place to swim but also a work of art. Costing €3.50 to get into, inside visitors have the choice of four pools to swim in (two child friendly), the grandest and most beautiful being the artificial lake that sits in the centre, that has fluorescent lights illuminating the entire complex at night and a temperamental, volcanic-like water feature in its centre that erupts without warning. Aside from swimming and sunbathing, there is a selection of restaurants, cafes and bars meaning that visitors do not have to leave the complex in search of lunch, along with a casino if you want to try and win your entrance fee back and maybe a bit more. Another quirky feature is the artificial rock pools that have formed along the seawall at the far side of the attraction. The giant wave breakers that now protect Lago Martiánez have created the perfect home for the local crabs and fish, with the walls of the complex being a great place to stand and watch the sometimes huge creatures scurrying about their daily lifes. Address: Avenida Colón s/n, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife . Telephone: (+34) 922 385 955 Entrance to the pools is from 10:00 to 17:00. Entrance fee: €3.50 for adults and €1.20 for children up to 10 years, including the use of sun beds, changing rooms and showers; sun umbrellas cost €1.50. Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia The church of Peña de Francia sits at the heart of Puerto de la Cruz’s cultural old town, with it being the centre piece to the cafes, restaurants and ornate gardens that surround it. The church is the largest in the town and in its heyday would have dominated the skyline of Puerto de la Cruz. However, modern times have brought high-rise hotels and apartments to the town that have somewhat put the church in the shadows, but at have failed to take away the charm and style of that Peña de Francia still possesses. The church is one of the most elaborate to be found on the island, with its importance to Tenerife  being reflected with the numerous refits it has had over the centuries that have given the church an unique appearance. Multiple pieces of art can be found inside, including paintings from Manuel and Luis de la Cruz and is topped off by an amazing baroque style altar named Our Lady of the Land of France. Also fine examples of Spanish gold and silver are on show dating back to the time of the Spanish Empire. Address: Plaza Iglesia, 2, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife . Telephone: (+34) 922 380 051 Plaza del Charco The central plaza is where town folk and tourists alike come to have an evening meal, a quite drink or just to sit in the shade of numerous trees that surround this busy area. All around the plaza’s edges are a mass of restaurants, each serving its own special of the day with the menus ranging from Spanish all the way to Chinese. Some of the best restaurants and bars are found to the west of the plaza, in two secluded courtyards where people can enjoy a quite meal or drink whilst they look out on the hustle and bustle of Plaza del Charco. Entertainment wise, there are quite a few game arcades to keep the kids entertained, whilst the bars usually have live music playing until the early hours for the adults. Parque Taoro Once the gardens of the Grand Hotel, the ornate flower beds and refreshing water fountains that decorate the area are now an attraction in themselves, as visitors can take the fifteen minute trek up from the centre of town to admire the botanical garden’s natural beauty. Inside the maze of footpaths lead visitors off in numerous different locations, taking them past picturesque waterfalls, beautiful flowers imported from all over the world and occasionally the odd peacock and pheasant. Address: Altos de Taoro s/n, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife  (access via Carretera del Batanico). Telephone: (+34) 922 378 400 (Puerto de la Cruz Council Parks and Gardens Service) Opening hours: permanently open. Admission: free Puerto Pesquero (Fishermen’s Quay) The 17 th century port is one of the most beautiful parts of the town where, on a fine day, sunbathers laze over its grand and ancient walls and bold locals dive into its refreshingly clear waters. At its height the port was an important part of the town’s existence, as traders from around Europe brought goods in and out of Tenerife . However, in modern times the port is now used primarily by the town’s local fisherman and the occasional speedboat, meaning there is plenty of room for tourists and locals to siesta on its quaint beach. In the evenings the port is the venue for Puerto de la Cruz’s many fiestas and gatherings. On quiet weekday nights a giant projector is set up to play the latest Hollywood blockbuster, free of charge, and on the weekends there is usually a party or festival of some sort going on that pretty much the whole town turns out for. The fort that sits above Pesquero is also a great spot to snap a picture of the sun setting and generally take in the views of Puerto de la Cruz, although the only remnants left over from its days protecting the town are a few rustic canons. Where: from Plaza del Charco, venture north-eastward for Calle La Marina. Botanical Garden In this 40,000m2 botanical garden (also a scientific institution carrying out research and developing programmes on the conservation of floras and vegetation of the Canary Island) you will marvel at various tropical and sub-tropical plants in different shapes, size, age and places of origin. P. Ledrú, a French naturalist has the honour of being the first to catalog the species in this garden and proposed a systematic way of organising them. Address: Calle Retama, 2, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife . Telephone: (+34) 922 383 572 Opening hours: Gardens (09:00 to 19:00 from 1st April to 30th September; 09:00 to 18:00 from 1st October - 31st March). Library and Herb Garden: Monday to Friday 09:00 to 13:00 Closed: 1st January, Good Friday and 25th December Museums Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Formally known as The Eduardo Westerdahl Museum of Contemporary Art (MACEW), this free museum was re-opened in 2007 after a forty year absence from Puerto de la Cruz. Inside visitors will find one of Spain’s largest collections of Spanish contemporary art with the work of artists such as Juan Ismael and Óscar Domínguez being on display. The museum/art gallery is located above Puerto de la Cruz’s Tourist Information near Puerto Pesquero, making it a perfect place to start off from on the tour of the town. Address: Casa de la Aduana, Calle Las Lonjas s/n, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife  (near Puerto Pesquero). Telephone: (+34) 922 381 490 Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00, Friday from 17:00 to 20:00. Web: www.macew.com Museo Arqueológico The small museum can be found just off the Plaza Charco and houses some of the best examples of Guanche pottery and jewellery that have been found in the Canaries. For just €1 visitors can stroll around the exhibits, many of which are permanent though on occasion temporary exhibitions and educational displays are put out to add something a bit different. Some of the best things to look at are the authentic Guanche mummies that are on display, as well as the tiny clay idol named ‘El Guatimac,’ due to it being the only example of its kind. Address: Calle del Lomo, 9, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife . Telephone: (+34) 922 371 465 Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 13:00 and 17:00 to 21:00, Sunday: 10:0013:00, Monday: Closed Admission: €1
Puerto de la Cruz is the perfect base for active travellers who want to stay away from the overly touristy resorts in the south of the island. Located on the northern and greener side of Tenerife , there are many outdoor activities you can do in (and from) this charming small town. Whether you prefer a stroll along the rugged coastline on your own, learn to surf and speak Spanish, or venture up Mount Teide on a bike, Puerto de la Cruz is worth visiting. There are various accommodation and dining options in this activity hub where many adventurous trips begin (or free pick up from here). Lago Martiánez The Lago Martiánez bathing complex is the jewel in the crown of Puerto de la Cruz, with it sitting pride of place on the town’s main promenade. Designed by the famous Spanish architect César Manrique in 1977, the pools are one of the defining features of the town with the artistic water features, picturesque flower beds and modern sculptures making the attraction not just a place to swim but also a work of art. Costing €3.50 to get into, inside visitors have the choice of four pools to swim in (two child friendly), the grandest and most beautiful being the artificial lake that sits in the centre, that has fluorescent lights illuminating the entire complex at night and a temperamental, volcanic-like water feature in its centre that erupts without warning. Aside from swimming and sunbathing, there is a selection of restaurants, cafes and bars meaning that visitors do not have to leave the complex in search of lunch, along with a casino if you want to try and win your entrance fee back and maybe a bit more. Another quirky feature is the artificial rock pools that have formed along the seawall at the far side of the attraction. The giant wave breakers that now protect Lago Martiánez have created the perfect home for the local crabs and fish, with the walls of the complex being a great place to stand and watch the sometimes huge creatures scurrying about their daily lifes.Address: Avenida Colón s/n, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife . Telephone: (+34) 922 385 955 Entrance to the pools is from 10:00 to 17:00. Entrance fee: €5.50 for adults and €1.20 for children up to 10 years, including the use of sun beds, changing rooms and showers; sun umbrellas cost €1.50. Puerto Pesquero (Fishermen’s Quay) The 17 th century port is one of the most beautiful parts of the town where, on a fine day, sunbathers laze over its grand and ancient walls and bold locals dive into its refreshingly clear waters. At its height the port was an important part of the town’s existence, as traders from around Europe brought goods in and out of Tenerife . However, in modern times the port is now used primarily by the town’s local fisherman and the occasional speedboat, meaning there is plenty of room for tourists and locals to siesta on its quaint beach. In the evenings the port is the venue for Puerto de la Cruz’s many fiestas and gatherings. On quiet weekday nights a giant projector is set up to play the latest Hollywood blockbuster, free of charge, and on the weekends there is usually a party or festival of some sort going on that pretty much the whole town turns out for. The fort that sits above Pesquero is also a great spot to snap a picture of the sun setting and generally take in the views of Puerto de la Cruz, although the only remnants left over from its days protecting the town are a few rustic canons. Where: from Plaza del Charco, venture north-eastward for Calle La Marina.
The beaches in Puerto de la Cruz are unique in he fact that they contain black sand; an interesting sight but extremely hot to walk on when the sun is out at full blast. Playa de Martiánez A small beach sitting next to the Costa de Martiánez complex. Excellent waves make this an ideal spot for surfers and body borders and the beach steps right out into town so amenities are never too far away. Playa Jardín A Blue Flag awarded beach, Jardín boasts a long strip of fine black sand with a good café serving hot food and much needed cold drinks and ice creams. Slightly less choppy water than Martiánez, the sea does become deep quickly so be mindful of the current. Playa de San Telmo A series of small, rocky coves running along the San Telmo tourist trail. Ideal for a quiet sunbath although the lack of sand may make these beaches a tad dull for young children. Puerto Pesquero The small harbour just off the main plaza, Pesquero is a rocky area popular with sun bathers looking to relax and occasionally take a dip in the calm, harbour side water.