Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife


Puerto de la Cruz is located in the north of Tenerife. It lies within the green valley of La Orotava which is known for its year-round mild climate. Once a fishing village, the vibrant town is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island, and yet it still manages to maintain its original charm.

This small little town is tourist friendly and can be easily explored on foot. The focal point of the town is the shady and bustling Plaza del Charco. On the west is the old quarter of the town and as you venture further, you will find beautiful black volcanic sand beaches before arriving at the world class animal park – Loro Park. Heading the opposite direction on the east are shops, restaurants and hotel complexes along the pleasant seafront promenade. Puerto de la Cruz is also a fantastic base for hiking excursions to explore the laurel forests of the Anaga mountain range and to Mount Teide, Spain’s highest mountain.

There are two locations where you can learn Spanish with Sothis in Puerto de la Cruz. The first school is situated in La Paz – a beautiful and quiet part of the town which offers fantastic views of the sea. There are shops, restaurants, hotels and apartment complexes within immediate vicinity of the school. There are 3 bright classrooms available and of course, one cannot do without a cup delicious coffee, or three! Both these locations are conveniently located in Puerto de la Cruz:

Edif. Tagor Botánico, L. 29
Avda. Villa Nueva del Prado s/n,
Urb. La Paz
38400 Puerto de la Cruz

Hotel Puerto Azul
Calle El Lomo, 24
38400 Puerto de la Cruz

You will also have a choice to learn Spanish with Sothis in down town of Puerto de la Cruz. The lessons are held in Hotel Puerto Azul, which is located right in the old quarter of the town, less a minute walk from Plaza del Charco. There is a cozy pedestrian in front of the hotel with many restaurants and cafes along it. There’s also wonderful view of Puerto’s old town and Mount Teide from the roof terrace of the hotel.

If you wish, we are more than happy to help you organise car rental or book an excursion or activity. Hiking trips, surfing lessons, paragliding and Loro Park are just a few of the things you can do in and from Puerto de la Cruz. We can also help you book activities on other parts of the island. For more information and things to do in Puerto de la Cruz, visit www.iHoppers.com or click here.