Welcome to 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 is a charming resort with real character. 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. There are also plenty of predominately German tourists and foreign residents here, hence the proliferation of bakeries selling delicious German-style breads and cakes.