Wiki says, that
„Tourism is an important industry in Puerto de la Cruz (…) [It] is frequented by Northern Europeans during the winter months, due to its mild climate, and is particularly popular over Christmas and the New Year periods. The Western European tourist contingent to Puerto de la Cruz tends to consist more of mature couples, in contrast to resorts such as Playa de las Americas.”
What can we deduce about ourselves from this short description? That Poland definitely belongs to the global West (bye bye old Iron Curtain, never loved you anyway), but it’s a little bit further on the North that we originally thought 😉 Moreover, that we are much older than we thought (the whole Tenerife trip was a part of a B-day present for K., who recently turned thirty). Well, I didn’t know that he’s so old! (because I turned 18 some time ago and since then I don’t age anymore, that’s kind of obvious).
So what the European oldies enjoyed most in Puerto de la Cruz?
Neat and organized city
The views and refreshing sea breeze (enjoyed not only by us)
The black beach and a wild ocean ♥
When I was collecting volcanic stones…
K. enjoyed watching sea life
(even made a short clip…)
Stairways waiting for the high tide
and a beach out of the season waiting for tourists to come
Local flora still remembers better times
And the one which remembers quite a lot (I assume)
We also paid a visit to Loro Parque, but I believe it deserves a separate post 🙂
When we got out it was already dark
The night gardens stole my heart
Swan in the pond (surrounded by the „Christmas stars”)
The magic of the city lights and the ocean
I must admit that we spent a really pleasant day in Puerto de la Cruz.
No hurry, not a single „must-do” except „eat local fish”, which was quite easy 😉