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Puerto de la Cruz Holidays

Puerto de la Cruz Holidays

Welcome to the Tenerife resort of Puerto de la Cruz!

Holidays in Puerto de la Cruz

Situated on the northern coastline of the Canary Island of Tenerife; the resort of Puerto de la Cruz is home to the amazing César Manrique designed Lago Martiánez saltwater pool complex, and an ancient harbour lined with 17th and 18th-century buildings. Add into the mix tasty local and international cuisine, a laidback nightlife, and an eclectic mix of accommodation and it’s easy to see why this place ticks the boxes on holiday wish-lists.

When is the best time to visit? Warm temperatures year round, mean any time is the perfect time to visit Puerto de la Cruz. If you’re budget-conscious; try travelling outside the peak holiday season when the island is less crowded but the sun still shines. Typically, March to May (excluding Easter) as well as October and November are the best times to visit Puerto de la Cruz to get the best prices. Christmas, New Year, and school holidays are always popular, so remember to book early for these key dates.

Where is the best place to stay? Discover a plethora of places to stay in Puerto de la Cruz, whatever your budget; from small and friendly hotels and apartments to the luxurious and facility-packed four and five-star resorts spread alongside the beaches and shoreline. Whether you’re looking for bed and breakfast, self-catering, half-board, or all-inclusive, Hays Travel can find you the perfect Puerto de la Cruz holiday.

Travel guide

Dark volcanic sand beaches, attractions and sights galore, and abundant activities – you’ll be spoilt for choice on how to spend your time on a Puerto de la Cruz holiday. 

  • Best time to visit: March-October
  • Average temp: 21°C/70°F
  • Average flight time: 4 Hours
  • Most suited for: Families, Couples
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time Difference: 0 Hours
KICK BACK AND RELAX OR GET ACTIVE IN PUERTO DE LA CRUZ!

KICK BACK AND RELAX OR GET ACTIVE IN PUERTO DE LA CRUZ!

Spend the day enjoying Lago Martianez with its palm trees, beaches, seawater pools, and tropical plants. Wander amongst the huge lily ponds, a 200-year-old fig tree, and giant birds of paradise at Jardín Botánico. Loro Parque leads to 400+ animal species and immersive experiences like Coral Kingdom, Planet Penguin, Katandra Treetops, Oceania, La Gruta, Acurario, and Aquaviva. Step back in time at the Old Town’s Calle Lomas, Plaza del Charco del Los Camerones, and Plaza de la Inglesia. An array of carnivals and events fill the annual calendar; from Tenerife Airshow and El Carnaval to La Embarcacion de la Virgen del Carmen and La Sardinada.

EXPLORE THE ISLAND OF TENERIFE

EXPLORE THE ISLAND OF TENERIFE

Visit nearby La Oratava to stroll around Casas de los Balcones and Hijuela del Botánico. Venture inland to Teide National Park to admire the vistas over Mount Teide’s crater and cone on the Teleférico cable car. Travel to Santa Cruz de Tenerife for a culture hit at Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Nature and Man. San Cristobal de La Laguna offers a taste of the real Tenerife with its Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción and History and Anthropology Museum. Encounter the gibbons, spider monkeys, squirrel monkeys, marmosets, chimps, and lemurs at Monkey Park near Los Cristianos. Consistent wind makes El Medano’s Playa del Medano the best spot on Tenerife for kiteboarding, windsurfing, and surfing.

food and drink

Food & Drink

Dine your way around the world with everything from Asian, Japanese, and Italian to Fusion cuisine in Puerto de la Cruz’s restaurants and cafes. Savour traditional fare like Papas Arrugadas, Arroz a la Cubana, and Ropa Vieja Canaria – accompanied by a bottle of Dorada beer or a fruity jug of Sangria. Feast on traditional dishes with a modern twist at Ibéricos Gastro-Bar; dine Mediterranean/international style at Vinoteca Con Pasión or Bambi Gourmet; tuck into fish and seafood at Black Sea Restaurant; and relish authentic Indian eats at Indian Crown Tandoori. Go down the three Michelin-starred route with contemporary dining at El Taller Seve Diaz and creative fare at Haydee. 

Weather

Average monthly temperature in Puerto de la Cruz (°C)

  • Jan 18°C
  • Feb 18°C
  • Mar 19°C
  • Apr 20°C
  • May 21°C
  • Jun 23°C
  • Jul 24°C
  • Aug 24°C
  • Sep 23°C
  • Oct 21°C
  • Nov 19°C
  • Dec 18°C
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