Puerto de la Cruz, Canary Islands

I enjoyed 3 nights in Puerto de la Cruz on the island of Tenerife.

Staying that long because of the superb hostel with ultra-modern “pods”.

My first impression of “Port of the Cross” was to be disappointed in the waterfront. It’s not nearly as developed as other tourist cities. The beaches are volcanic black stone and ash.

I ASSuME it’s because the Atlantic waves are so massive here. Much of the coastline is protective concrete.

Once finding my way around, there are lovely tourist spots, especially in the evening.

Here’s the plaza closest to my hostel.


One highlight is the botanical garden. Almost anything can grow here.

All in all, tourists are happy in Puerto de la Cruz. Mostly Europeans. I didn’t meet even one Canadian or American in a week on Tenerife. It could be they are in all inclusive resorts.

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