Introducing Puerto de la Cruz
Puerto de la Cruz is the elder statesman of Tenerife, with a history of tourism that dates back to the late 19th century when it was a spa destination popular with genteel Victorian ladies. These days, despite the proliferation of German bakeries (who’s complaining?), the town has remained a pleasant resort attracting a classier style of tourist than the pie-and-pint crowd who happily prefer the south. There are stylish boardwalks, traditional restaurants and a leafy central plaza with plenty of bench space and terrace bars.