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If you have only visited the dry south of Tenerife in the Canary Islands of Spain, you will be astounded at the total change that the town of Puerto de la Cruz presents, the whole area is much greener plus it nay even be cloudy or occasionally raining. The northern half of the Island traps the moisture in the prevailing wind and air currents passing over Mount Teide giving it a totally different type of climate. Be careful though, you may still get sun burnt, in fact the very first time I went to Puerto de la Cruz I got a burned scalp within a few hours of arriving and that was even before I had lost all my hair! Puerto de la Cruz weather is ideal even during the cold winter months and so has long been a popular Christmas or New Year holiday destination Europeans and particularly the English.

It is nothing like as "loud" as most of the south Tenerife towns (like Playa de las Americas), which I find more appealing. As you can tour round the entire Island in under a day it makes an ideal base from which to explore Tenerife. Or for those that are just content to laze next to the swimming pool or spend the entire day on one of the Puerto de la Cruz beaches choosing a holiday here, whether it is either a more traditional package style holiday or you have booked your own flights and accommodation. There are a wide selection of hotels available in Puerto de la Cruz, certainly more than enough to suite all tastes and pockets, although it is not over run by holiday apartments and hotels like the southern towns.

There are lots of Puerto de la Cruz attractions and nice places to go for a wander during the evening including the port to watch the fishing trawlers unload their fresh catches or you could sit out side a pavement bar in one of the many squares and watch the whole world go by while you enjoy a quite delicious seafood dinner, a glass of wine or even one of the large "short measures" dispensed there. Please remember that often just four drinks can be the same as a half bottle of spirits, so if you do not fancy a hangover go carefully on the booze. Fine restaurants, bars and cafes are abundant and usually offer good value for your money, especially those further away from the popular tourist areas, so try to dine where the local people eat because they already know which are the best places are found in Puerto de la Cruz.

Plane flights are available all the year round from most British regional airports, with air times of about 4 hours depending on from where abouts you fly from. Most holiday aircraft land at Sur Reina Aiport which is roughly 50 miles from Puerto de la Cruz, so you should either pre book a transfer prior to departing home, rent a car or if using a local cab, check the cost before you get in. I personally prefer a rental car as they are extremely cheap and a good way to explore as opposed to taking visitor day trips on a bus.
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