Introducing Puerto de la Cruz
Puerto de la Cruz is the elder statesman of Tenerife tourism, with a history of welcoming foreign visitors that dates back to the late 19th century, when it was a spa destination popular with genteel Victorian ladies. These days the town, which attracts a classier style of tourist than the pie-and-pint crowd who happily prefer the south, is a pleasant resort with real character and interest. In fact, we’d go so far as to say that it’s the most charming resort town in Tenerife. 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.