A stylish little gem on Tenerife’s northern coast, Puerto de la Cruz serves up a mix of historic architecture and glam nightlife. There’s a picturesque harbour filled with seafood restaurants and wine bars that soak up the best of Tenerife’s sea views. The leafy Plaza del Charco, with its cobbled streets and pavement cafés, is a good spot for a stroll or evening drinks.
When you fancy cooling off, Playa Jardin’s striking volcanic black sand is particularly stunning against the island’s mountainous scenery, and it’s a great place to flop down on a towel or take a swim.
The Lido Martianez is a refreshing place to spend a hot day – it’s created from a natural seawater lagoon and features cascading fountains, terraces and landscaped gardens.
Flight time from the UK to Tenerife is around 4 hours 30 minutes.
Transfer time from Tenerife South airport to Puerto de la Cruz is approximately 1 hour.
Tenerife enjoys a classic Canarian climate: hot sunshine, all year round. You’ll get around 11 hours of sunshine a day throughout summer, which starts warming up around April and regularly pushes into the low 30s around July. Even in the off season, it’s unlikely to fall below the low-to-mid teens.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain.
Restaurant bills include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.
The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.