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Puerto de la Cruz

Holidays in Puerto De La Cruz

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A holiday to the resort of Puerto de la Cruz is perfect for families and couples.
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For an unforgettable holiday with a fabulous Spanish flavour, visit the north of the Canary Islands and explore Tenerife's beautiful Puerto de la Cruz resort. Nestled in the Orotava Valley, Puerto de la Cruz has a magnificent backdrop of lush green nature just waiting for you to discover!

If you're keen to experience delightfully warm temperatures on your holiday to Puerto de la Cruz, head to the stunning beaches and top up your tan. Summer temperatures can get up to 30°C, so don't forget your sunscreen! Or for an adventure-filled day, why not visit the popular Loro Parque zoo, or take an excursion to visit the wonderful Siam Park waterpark in Costa Adeje, and enjoy the rides and cooling wave pool.

Add some authentic Spanish culture to your Canarian holiday and head to the centre of Puerto de la Cruz, to see the beautiful 17th century Church Square. Make sure you bring your camera with you because the church's interior is one of the most picturesque in Tenerife. Sightseeing is thirsty work, so before you head back, reward yourself with a refreshing glass of sangria or a 'cerveza' in a local bar!

The island's volcanic Mount Teide is just over an hour away, and you can take a cable car up to the top to admire the breathtaking view from the world's third highest volcano. The surrounding Teide National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was also featured in The Fast and the Furious 6! For ultimate relaxation, stroll through the Botanical Gardens of Puerto de la Cruz, which are rated as one of the world's most important botanical gardens. Your holiday wouldn't be complete without visiting Lido Martianez. Designed by famous architect Cesar Manrique, the stunning artificial sea water lake features a jacuzzi, seven swimming pools and a children's playground - and the surrounding complex even features a below sea level casino.

For lively evenings in Puerto de la Cruz, head to Avenida de Colon, where young revellers keen to party the night away can enjoy the fantastic selection of bars and discos. Or, stop by one of the local restaurants, which include 4 or 5 star restaurants and English pubs if you fancy a quieter night tucking into your favourite foods.

If a Puerto de la Cruz holiday sounds like just what you're looking for, call Hays Travel today and trust us to book a exciting getaway to Tenerife for you. We have over 37 years of experience in booking memorable holidays to Spain and the Canary Islands and we have been voted the UK’s Best High Street Travel Agent - so you can guarantee your holiday is in safe hands with us!

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Puerto de la Cruz receives less rain and more sunshine than the rest of Northern Tenerife. November and February are normally the rainiest months; cloudy, hot days are the norm in June, July and August; September and October offer clear skies, long hot days and warm nights. The winter months of December and January usually enjoy long hours of clear skies and sunshine with cooler temperatures after sunset. Temperatures range from the low to mid 20°s in winter and from high 20°s to mid 30°s in summer.
Things to see & do

Holidays in Puerto de a la Cruz are packed with things to do. Aside from the Lido Martinez and the beaches, there are many attractions on Tenerife to enjoy. There's Siam Park, a recently opened themed water park with animals as well as water rides. The childrens jungle area is also very popular. Loro Park has some very beautiful birds as well as a host of other animals. Animals are kept in habitats that closely resemble their natural surroundings. Shopping is a breeze too, with many bargains to be had such as perfumes, electronics and alcohol.

The area around Avenida de Colon is most popular with the young and those looking for a lively night scene. Here bars with dance floors and discos remain open until the early hours of the morning. There are many quiet restaurants where couples can enjoy a relaxed meal in pleasant surroundings. Don't miss town's vibrant and colourful carnival each July.

Food & drink

The high quality of restaurants in Puerto de la Cruz can not be denied. Although there are English pubs serving the usual pub fare, and there is one fast food outlet, the vast majority of eating places are small family run restaurants serving excellent food.

Things to know before you go

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office ( website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.

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