Puerto de la Cruz holiday villas Self catering holidays in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

Puerto de la Cruz is a small, yet vibrant city on Tenerife's north coast just 30 minutes away from the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Once a fishing village surrounded by tropical fruit plantations, the city began to take shape in the 1950s when tourism started to be promoted and has not looked back since. Puerto de la Cruz attracts the more refined, sophisticated and mature tourists who come to relax, unwind and enjoy the island's treasures.

The city boasts a quaint harbour with fishing boats and a medieval old quarter that takes you back in time. Along the narrow streets, you will find plenty of authentic tapas bars and along the beachfront strip, there are more international restaurants and cocktail bars with live music making for a more lively evenings entertainment.

Playa de Jardin and Playa Martiánez are the main beaches of Puerto de la Cruz located either side of the harbour and both of which have black volcanic sand - a common occurance of all the northern shore beaches. The facilities are excellent with changing rooms, restrooms, sunloungers and lifeguard. Behind Playa de Jardin, the Martianez lido entices you up to it's tropical gardens, waterfalls, sun terraces, bars and restaurants and is the perfect place to relax.

At a glance...
Resort Traditional & sophisticated
Restaurants 100+
Beach bars
Martianez lido
Family friendly
Old town
Scuba diving
Water parks - Playa de Las Americas
Watersports - Windsurfing, Sailing
Spa & wellness
Local airport Tenerife North (31km)

Featured villas in Puerto de la Cruz

As one of the most popular resorts in the Canaries, Puerto de la Cruz is a thriving town and offers a wide selection of self catering holiday rental accommodation from luxurious villas on the outskirts to cosy town centre apartments.

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As with the rest of Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz has a mild, sub-tropical climate which is known as "eternal spring". Temperatures rarely fluctuate below 20°C in winter and 25°C in the summer making Puerto de la Cruz an all year round destination.

Things to see and do

Tenerife is full of interesting places to discover and activities to suit all ages. From relaxing on the beaches or enjoying the island's natural beauty to adrenaline fuelled sports, Tenerife is an island where you can experience just about anything...

A few suggestions....
Mount Teide cable car to the summit
Botanical Garden - El Botánico district
Lava tunnel rock pools at Garachico
Ferry to the rainforests of La Gomera (70 mins)
Whale watching
Visit the tiny hamlet of Masca, Teno Massif
Loro Parque on the city outskirts
el tiede national park with snow on mount teide

Our view on Puerto de la Cruz holidays

A stylish yet authentic and traditional resort, Puerto de la Cruz has plenty to offer on and off the beach. Staying in a Puerto de la Cruz holiday rental is the best way to experience this elegant city as it provides the space, freedom and flexibility to do what you want, when you want and explore the other parts of Tenerife at your own pace.