The oldest tourist destination in the Canary Islands
Located in the north of the island of Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz was one of the first places in the world to attract the burgeoning international tourist trade of the late 18th Century. The former port of La Orotava, it is home to historical sites such as the old customs house (now an art museum) and the area around the plaza del Charco. The San Telmo promenade and the fishing district of La Ranilla, as well as the swimming pools of Lago Martiánez - created by the artist César Manrique in 1977 - situated between the Martiánez and Jardín beaches, are also a must-see.
A popular destination for nature lovers for a peaceful holiday
With its long history of distinguished visitors such as Humboldt or Berthelot and its world famous wines cited in Shakespeare's plays, Puerto de la Cruz now promotes itself as an ideal place for a peaceful holiday. It also has a large range of shops and a reputation for international gastronomy. A cultural tour should include visits to the Anglican church and cemetery and also the churches of la Peña de Francia and San Francisco.