The three major tourist resorts may sit on the south of Tenerife, but that’s not say you should ignore the north – with Puerto de la Cruz offering an interesting alternative to the likes of Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos.

Despite being one of the oldest resorts on the island, Puerto de la Cruz retains an air of Canarian heritage and charm; with quaint narrow streets full of boutiques, bars and restaurants.

As well as being able to marvel at architecture from the famous artist Manrique, people staying in the resort can take a dip at the Lago Martianez artificial sea lake, enjoy a round of golf La Rosaleda Golf Club or spend the day in Loro Parque.

One of the top zoos around, Loro Parque is famous for being one of the few places where it is possible to see orca whales – with special shows running every day.

Volcanic black sand is a feature of the local beaches, whilst the area around the harbour is good for swimming thanks to the sheltered waters.

The laid back resort features a range of bars and restaurants but it isn’t the place to expect a rowdy night out, with people more inclined to sit back with a bottle of wine on an evening.

  • Resort Info
  • Transfer Time: 90 mins
  • Currency: Euro
  • Airports
  • Birmingham Airport
  • East Midlands Airport
  • Edinburgh Airport
  • Glasgow International Airport
  • Leeds Bradford Airport
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport
  • London Gatwick Airport
  • London Luton Airport
  • London Stansted Airport
  • Manchester Airport
  • Newcastle Airport
  • Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Offers in Puerto de la Cruz

Be Smart Florida Plaza Apartments 3 stars * * *
  • Flights Included
  • 14 Nights
  • Self Catering
  • 24th January, 2019
  • Fly from Manchester Airport
  • Based on 2 adults sharing
£438 per person
Monopol Hotel 3 stars * * *
  • Flights Included
  • 10 Nights
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 21st July, 2018
  • Fly from Newcastle Airport
  • Based on 2 adults sharing
£627.50 per person
H10 Tenerife Playa Hotel 4 stars * * * *
  • Flights Included
  • 10 Nights
  • Half Board
  • 27th March, 2018
  • Fly from Bristol Airport
  • Based on 2 adults sharing
£972.50 per person