Tag Archives: Puerto de La Cruz

Six of the most spectacular Tenerife sunsets

Tenerife’s unique sunsets turn places that are already special into something truly wonderful. Here are five Tenerife sunsets that look like they are taken from a work of art.

A Tenerife sunset with spectacular purple hues

Image_1

For our first sunset we head to Playa de Las Vistas, in the Arona municipality. If a day in the sunshine and the cool breeze here already sounds good, then wait until it is the magic hour  and you experience one of the best sunsets in south Tenerife.

This purple sunset is a rare event caused by an atmospheric anomaly but every sunset at Las Vistas is the cherry on the cake of a perfect beach day.

Benijo, Tenerife’s most photogenic beach

Image_3

From the south to a spot in north Tenerife that is famous amongst photographers; Benijo beach. This hidden spot in remote Anaga has some of the best and most photogenic sunsets in all of Tenerife. 

The beautiful rock formation called Roque de Benijo is the perfect backdrop for your Instagram stories and if you capture it at the magical sunset hour, all your friends are bound to ask you where you took such a spectacular Tenerife photo.

When the sun hides behind the lighthouse at Bajamar

Image_2

Bajamar is a low-key spot north of La Laguna where locals and visitors go to swim in the natural pools or walk along the pretty shore towards the iconic lighthouse.

The lighthouse is also the focal point that allows you to have fun with your sunset photos by hiding the setting sun behind its silhouette. This dance of light and shadows adds to any photo of the beautiful sunsets and gives you images and memories that last a lifetime.

The city of many sunsets, Puerto de la Cruz

Image_5

If you think you’ve seen all the best beach sunsets in Tenerife,  Puerto de la Cruz still has a few aces hidden up its sleeve. This town may be in the smallest municipality in Tenerife but it is justifiably popular with tourists thanks to its wide variety of landscapes, experiences and activities.

Puerto de la Cruz’s sunsets are a big part of its appeal. For a beach sunset like the one in our photo, head to Playa Jardín. For spectacular sunset views out over the Atlantic, you’ll see superb blues and golden hues from the Atlantic Mirage hotel.

A sunset across the Tenerife fairways

Image_4

Tenerife is a golf paradise because its courses were designed by top players and because of its climate and spectacular landscapes. 

The Buenavista Golf course, designed by Spanish golfing great  Severiano Ballesteros, offers unmatchable views out over the rugged northwest coast of Tenerife. From the nearby El Burgado restaurant you can watch the sun drop behind the horizon while you listen to the waves washing against  La Arena beach.

Tenerife’s most spectacular sunset, at Teide

Image_0

There is no other place to end this list of Tenerife’s top sunset spots than at the Teide National Park. Whether you at the Montañas de Guajara, like our photographer, or at the peak itself, you have the island at your feet and the landscapes as the sun sets behind Spain’s highest mountain will stay with you forever.

What about you? Do you have a powerful sunset memory from Tenerife? Please join us on social media and tell us about it. We’d love to have the best collection of Tenerife sunset photos on the internet and we’re sure that your photo deserves its place in the gallery.

September holidays in Tenerife

Are you going to spend your September holidays in Tenerife? We welcome you to an island full of adventures, where you and your family can fill your album with memories for a lifetime. Will you join us?

Cosmopolitan cities with their own identityPuerto de la Cruz Vacaciones de septiembre en Tenerife

Who doesn’t like to discover unique places? Puerto de la Cruz combines the modernity of an open-air museum, Puerto Street Art, with the identity of a city that has not lost its peculiarities.

Stroll through the La Ranilla neighborhood with its murals, take a dip in the Atlantic ocean at the beautiful beaches of San Telmo and Playa Jardín, or relax in idyllic surroundings such as Lago Martiánez. Puerto de la Cruz is a miniature universe with a small treasure on every corner.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Vacaciones de Septiembre

In Santa Cruz de Tenerife, avant-garde and history takes you to places such as the Guimerá Theatre, the oldest theatre in the Canary Islands, or the Tenerife Auditorium, designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava, which is part of the city’s landmark.

The capital of the Island is fortunate to host one of our visitors’ favourite beaches, Las Teresitas, as well as the César Manrique Maritime Park, a large swimming pool complex in the shade of El Palmetum, the largest collection of tropical palm trees in Europe. No matter what you choose, we assure you that in Santa Cruz you can find a place you will always want to return to.

Rural getaways in Tenerife – get to know the villages and hamlets

Masca Tenerife Vacaciones

If you are looking for a rural getaway, we can also give you some recommendations. In Tenerife you won’t get tired of seeing all the different places!

One of the most famous places is the hamlet Masca in Buenavista del Norte. It is framed in a spectacular setting, in the shadow of an imposing rock. It is one of the most popular places in the Teno Rural Park, where you can not only enjoy the breathtaking scenery, but also try local food.

Taganana Santa Cruz de Tenerife

In the northeast of the island you will find Taganana. You look from above on countless white houses, which meander to the coast.  If you are looking for breathtaking views, then you must visit the viewpoint El Bailadero. We assure you that the trip is worthwhile.

Parque Rural de Teno Tenerife

Do you want to see Los Gigantes as you have never seen the cliffs before, maybe even a beautiful panorama of our neighbor island La Gomera? Punta de Teno is our recommendation for a very different perspective.

Tenerife nature routes

Now that we’ve presented you to the towns and hamlets of Tenerife, how about submerging into the most curious and most spectacular nature of our island?

Tenerife – whale sanctuary

Delfines en Tenerife

One of the favourite activities by our visitors is whale watching. If you want to explore the southwest coast of Tenerife and admire these beautiful animals, remember to embark with one of the companies of the Sustainability Charter. You will ensure a respectful experience with the environment, as well as the guidance of the best professionals.

A charming valley

Valle de la Orotava

Finally, the north of Tenerife deserves part of your time on the island. Small municipalities, each with its own magic, populate the entire Orotava Valley. If you continue your journey to the northwest you will find some natural wonders such as The Millenary Dragon Tree, the oldest in the whole archipelago.

Cueva del Viento Tenerife

Among these wonders we must also highlight the Cueva del Viento, the largest volcanic tube in Europe. You can do guided tours to discover the underground of Tenerife.

A wonderful September is waiting for you on our island. So, what are you waiting for?

Must-see places in Tenerife (part 2)

In Tenerife there are many great places, as we have already shown you in the last blog post. Since the island has always been a centre of commerce and exchange of international culture, it influenced on the development of our archipelago. Today you can still find traces and legacies of that time. Centuries of history, architecture, contemporary and classic artworks characterise the historic quarters. Let’s go on an expedition, because today we introduce you to some of these beautiful must-see places.

Historic District of La Laguna

San Cristóbal La Laguna

It is actually a must to start our list with the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. The historic centre of La Laguna is one of the most visited in Tenerife. On the one hand because of the special atmosphere that is breathed in its streets and on the other hand because of its monuments, churches and cozy corners. Visit the site or simply enjoy the “La Laguna vibes“ of the university city, open to culture, commerce and arts.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the island

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

A cosmopolitan city where avant-garde and history go hand in hand to create unique urban spaces. A good example is the Auditorium of Tenerife, a modern landmark of the city that is located just a few metres from the historic Castillo de San Cristóbal, popularly known as Castillo Negro. Definitely added to your visit to the capital must be the large parks such as García Sanabria, Palmetum or the iconic beach Playa Las Teresitas. All in all, an oasis of possibilities!

La Orotava, a large municipality

La Orotava

Welcome to the largest municipality of Tenerife. Centuries-old traditions such as the famous flower and sand carpets, Las Alfombras, are celebrated here. You must also visit historic buildings such as the Casa de los Balcones with the beautiful Canarian wooden balconies. Crowned by Mount Teide and with a rich artistic, natural and historical heritage, La Orotava is a must when visiting the north of the island.

Puerto de la Cruz, a part of you

Puerto de la Cruz

The jewel on the north coast of Tenerife is one of the most visited places. The fishing atmosphere, walks along the seaside promenade of San Telmo, big festivals, the cozy streets and alleyways, its friendly inhabitants… All this makes Puerto de la Cruz unique… Of course, we have to mention emblematic places such as Lago Martiánez, a work of the artist César Manrique, or Loro Parque, which has been voted the best zoo in the world by Tripadvisor users.

Garachico, natural pools guarded by a large rock

Garachico

If you are looking for natural swimming pools formed by lava centuries ago, then Garachico is your place to go. There was indeed an eruption of the volcano Trevejo. Much of the city has been damaged, but after reconstruction, it looks even more beautiful today than ever before. A stroll through its cobbled streets followed by a delicious meal to taste the famous cuisine with fresh fish and seafood is also a must.

Now you know some of the places that you must visit when you come to Tenerife. But there is even more! Take a look at all the municipalities of the island, 31 unique areas to discover… your trip starts here!

Mueca 2018 – art conquers the streets of Puerto de la Cruz

People rush through the streets. What’s happening? You hear laughter, applause, and amazements of fascination… Ah, an event! But not just any… Puerto de la Cruz celebrates the International Street Art Festival Mueca!

International Street Art Festival Mueca 2018

From May 10th to 13th, up to 60 artists will be performing in Puerto de la Cruz to transform the historic coastal city in the north of Tenerife into a large stage. Music, comedy, theatre, circus and many other disciplines await you throughout the city. You may have some questions now. How do I get to Mueca? Where are all the stages? And the programme? Let’s explain you everything!

What is Mueca… Mueca is you!

Mueca means grimace in English and is much more than an international event. Mueca is a movement and initiative of the entire city that is looking forward to welcoming all the international artists.

From jugglers, acrobats, comedians to avant-garde musicians, a great time awaits you! Also for families with children many shows and innovative events are offered. Mueca is for everybody!

Where is Mueca?

As mentioned before, the Mueca Festival will take place as every year in Puerto de la Cruz, in the beautiful coastal town in the north of Tenerife. The historic centre merges with modern projects such as Puerto Street Art, which transforms the city into a large open-air museum.

How to get to Puerto de la Cruz and Mueca?

You have several opportunities to get to the Festival Mueca:

By public transport: The buses (guaguas) of Titsa are ideal if you don’t stay in Puerto de la Cruz and do not want to drive a car. You can check their website to look for the appropriate lines to get to Puerto de la Cruz without complications.

By Taxi: Servitaxi can take you directly from your hotel or your accommodation to the city centre. It’s the most comfortable way, as you’ll be picked up right from where you are.

By car: Parking in the city centre won’t be easy. Therefore, it is advisable to search for a parking space nearby, then going to the centre on foot or by taxi. We recommend these three (for free): Centro Salud, Los Cachazos and La Paz. You can also park in a parking garage (fee). In that case we recommend you Centro Comercial Martiánez and Plaza de Europa.

As Mueca is also an eco-friendly festival, we recommend you to share a vehicle with your friends and acquaintances.

The stages and places to go at Mueca?

In the programme you can see at a glance where the main Mueca stages (El Peñón, Plaza Europa, Muelle and Nicko) and performances will be. There are also themed streets. We’ll explain you what this is all about:

Calle de la Palabra, the street of the word (Calle La Hoya): The storytellers are the main protagonists in this street.

Calle del Ingenio, the street of wit (Calle San Juan): Here the whole family will have a lot of fun; performances of clowns, magicians and music parades will take place.

Calle de la Música, the street of music (Paseo de San Telmo and Punta del Viento): Two stages, in San Telmo and Punta del Viento, will offer you the best of live music: ska, rock, pop, classical…

Calle del Movimiento, the street of movement (Calle Quintana and Plaza de la Iglesia): Movement and dance lovers will be particularly pleased here and enjoy unique contemporary dance acts.

Calle Creativa, the street of creativity (Calle Mequinez): Drawing, graffiti, music and of course different art exhibitions will enchant Calle Mequinez, one of the historical places of Puerto de la Cruz.

MásMueca, the city revolves around the festival

Mueca fever is on everyone’s mind and so additional activities will be organised by many of the city’s restaurants and bars. Salsa workshops, theatre, concerts of all kinds… When the night falls, Mueca becomes MásMueca! In addition, these bars, restaurants and shops offer special discounts throughout the festival. Support them! They play an important role in the realisation of Mueca.

The accomplices of Mueca

The Mueca Festival would not be possible without the help of the many sponsors and partners. From organisers to collaborators and producers, everyone’s effort makes it possible to continue bringing the best shows to this unique location.

Accommodation during Mueca, where can I stay?

If you prefer to stay in Puerto de la Cruz, no problem. Enjoy different discounts on travel and accommodation.

And if you have any questions about your stay, how to get around or what to visit, the tourist information offices will be happy to help you.

Last but not least, we wish you a lot of fun! See you in Puerto de la Cruz!

What beach should we choose?

playa

During these days nothing seems more appealing than a good dip. But, where can we go? Tenerife, which has almost 70 km of beaches, most of them Blue Flag awarded due to the quality of their water, provided services and accessibility, is the ideal place. So, our only concern will be to decide which one.

In the South beaches usually have golden sands, while those in the North are almost black.

Here you can see a list of the beaches that have been awarded with the Blue Flag:

Golden sands: Playa de Fañabé and Playa del Duque , (in Adeje); El Médano and La Jaquita (in Granadilla de Abona).

Black sands: Troya I and II (in Arona); Playa San Juan (in Guía de Isora); La Arena (in Santiago del Teide); El Socorro (in Los Realejos); Playa Jardín and San Telmo (in Puerto de la Cruz); Arenisco (in San Cristóbal de La Laguna); La Arena (in Tacoronte).

playadelSocorro

However, we can always opt for wonderful natural pools. The most popular ones are in Bajamar and Punta del Hidalgo (in La Laguna); San Juan de la Rambla (Charco de la Laja); Garachico (El Caletón) and San Miguel.

mesadelmartacoront

Besides, every single place offers lots of fun activities: windsurfing, kitesurfing, kayaking, etc.

No matter what you choose, sand or natural pool, any option is great for relaxing and enjoying our fantastic coast.

But remember, it is important to measure out your sun exposure. Use sunscreen, drink plenty of fluids and, of course, look after our shores and keep them clean.

Tell us which one you finally chose!

Puerto de la Cruz : San Juan magical night and more

Ideal location for active and cultural holidays full of options for all the family, for sportsmen or also for the ones looking for a lively place but not crowded or noisy. Puerto de La Cruz is a great base to make excursions and have fun.

Tenerife - Puerto de La Cruz
Tenerife - Puerto de La Cruz

What can you do in Puerto de la Cruz?

Diving

With eco sub team  you can start exploring our underwater kingdom if you have never tried before.Discover the fascinating and silent world  as the one you could find in Simplon Reef

 

San Juan Festivities

Plenty to do in June from 22nd till 24th, both included

Fruits and flowers decorate fountains in Puerto de la Cruz, those ones used in the past by the population to get water for daily use. Look for the following ones :

  • Chorro cuaco
  • chorro blanco
  • chorro cupido
  • chorro del muelle
  • chorro las maretas
  • chorro mequinez
  • chorro del durazno

The previous night of San Juan Festivity stop by Playa Jardín awarded with blue flag recently, and Punta Brava beach, before the fires  and the music on the beaches at fall there are workshops and activities for children, then , at that magical night  have a refreshing swim or a purifiying one, as superstitious people dressing in white will be doing to get rid of all the bad and welcome positivity.

 

Where to stay in Puerto de la Cruz?

We suggest Noelia Playa. Aparthotel really close to Playa Jardín, few minutes walk from bus station and with the hottest deal at the moment 19€ per person and 15% discount  if you are planning to come to Tenerife later on.

 Hotel Puerto de La Cruz
Puerto de La Cruz hotel apartments

And at night time Blanco Bar stills being our favourite , small place with huge programme that change all the time, click to check it

Dont Forget bus lines to Puerto de la Cruz are  101, 102 and 103 check changes or timetables at www.titsa.com

 

 

A Short break in Puerto de La Cruz

Treat yourself and enjoy a short break in  Puerto de la Cruz in May. I’m sure you won’t regret the decision, as it’s not only a charming area in the North of Tenerife, there’s a lot going on during May.

Planning a Short break in Puerto de La Cruz: booking a hotel

The first thing people usually do when planning a short break  in Puerto de la Cruz is looking for acommodation. There’s a wide range of options available, from a top 5 star hotel , as Hotel Botánico with:

 

Hotel Botanico
Puerto de La Cruz Hotel hotanico

  • incredible gardens,
  • an intimate Spa to get rid of any stress, real experts in wellbeing with Thai massage experts and fabulous beauty treatments
  • classical decoration in their rooms and suits.
  • Four restaurants : Oriental, Italian, Mediterranean and Spanish gastronomy at La Parrilla

Luxury experience with no doubt.

For those on a budget 19€ per person is quite a hot deal, a well located  Puerto de La Cruz Hotel, Hotel Apartments Noelia Playa with:

  • self catering facilities available
  • fabulous views to El Teide from top roof pool and many rooms,
  • walking distance from bus station, Playa Jardín and city center

Puerto de La Cruz hotel
Puerto de La Cruz hotel apartments

Absolute good value for money.

Short break in Puerto de la Cruz: what to do in May

May is one of the best months to come to Tenerife, warm weather, not too hot, and lots to do:

Puerto de la Cruz  Mueca 2012:

From 11  – 13 in May This Street Art Festival will offer us performances, concerts, exhibitions, theatre in lots of public places and locals all over Puerto de La Cruz. An amazing cultural experience with artists form Mexico, France, Cuba, etc.. in a three days Festival full of creativity .

Blanco Bar: every Night a surprise

Nightlife has changed in Puerto de La Cruz since Blanco Bar opened. Monthly programmes including commedy, magic shows, gastronomy, rock, djs, they usually do great bands tributes as Dire Straits , exhibitions aaaand great cocktails at areally afordable prices. Friendly bar where you’ll feel at home.

Other Places you would also like:

Botanical Gardens: for a ridiculous price, mainly symbolic, more than 39 plants and trees , water plants as water lilies, or exotic ones Madagascar Dragon tree or Ginko Biloba at a green small place.

Loro Park : spend the hole day between dolphins, sharks, white tigers, orchids, whales and more. No matter if you are a child or an adult, you’ll enjoy for sure

Lago Martianez: sea water pools by the sea side designed by César Manrique.

 

To keep updated about what is going on in Puerto de la Cruz check our agenda of events in Tenerife.

See you soon !

 

Restaurants in Puerto de La Cruz – La Parrilla

Today we are up to Spanish cuisine made so well in the kitchens of the restaurants in Puerto de la Cruz.

A few days ago we had dinner at La Parrilla, a restaurant with Andalusian decoration  at Hotel Botanico, to try the tasting menu by chef José Marín.

I admit, I’m a fan of food, a # gastrovictim. I love to eat and of course, eat well.

Discovering a restaurant becomes adventure and charm is added, meeting who is behind each dish. In the case of the restaurant La Parrilla, seems chapters of a story, getting the same feeling that being stuck for a good book, you want to know what happens the next page and also do not want the pleasure reaches end, in my case, the dessert.

Determined to surprise me, I was in the hands of José Marín who decided for me what would be a fabulous dinner, please, check my menu:

Appetizer
Toast with lobster salad
Tasting Menu
Restaurant Puerto de La Cruz - La Parrilla
  • Consommé of Guinea-hen with goose liver ravioli flavoured with truffles
  • Salad of “Pámpano” fish and tomato flavoured with basil and puree of black
  • olives
  • Sea bass with citrics and potato confit flavoured with vanilla
  • Pork tenderloins with plum sauce and caramelised nuts
  • Lemon & raspberry cake with fresh fruits of the season, almonds & meringue.

So if you want to treat yourself , just book in La Parrilla and enjoy your meal!

La Parrilla
Avd.Richard. J Yeoward Nº1
38400 Puerto de la Cruz
Tenerife
Reservationss: 902.080.000
Closes :Saturday and Sunday ( except June, July, Agust, September)
Winter opening: 18.30 – 22.30h
Summer opening: 19.00h -23.00h