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Plaza Charco, Puerto de la Cruz

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Plaza Charco provides prime people watching in Puerto de la Cruz. Choose from one of the many restaurants and cafes to dine on local seafood, sip a beverage, and observe local life unfold. The city paved the plaza's walkways in 1880 and installed its battery in 1911. Today, the bandstand hosts live music and other performances, delivering free entertainment for both you and the locals. Arrange your visit to Plaza Charco and discover more family-friendly attractions in Puerto de la Cruz using our Puerto de la Cruz family vacation planner.
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  • central, nice atmosphere surrounded by shops and restaurants and minutes walk to harbour. dessert places, clothes, tourist shops all available within minutes walk. would re visit  more »
  • This was advertised as one of the main places of interest in Puerto de la Cruz. We made our way down there (we were staying near Jardin Botanico so quite far out) only to be disappointed. It was a tir...  more »
  • We visited this square on several occasions for meals and drinks. One night there was a fantastic local group of musicians playing. Some great restaurants reviewed separately. It's got a big ice cream...  more »
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  • central, nice atmosphere surrounded by shops and restaurants and minutes walk to harbour. dessert places, clothes, tourist shops all available within minutes walk. would re visit
  • Great spot in Puerto de la Cruz.. vibrant and good buzz about the place. Plenty of places to sit.. drink. And watch the world go by
  • It is in the heart of Puerto de la Cruz. There is a playground for kids and nice restaurants and cafes around. Good place to start your Tenerife holiday.
  • nice plaza. lot's of bars
  • Bustling and popular. The square is picturesque and has a wide selection of places to eat and drink. One of the main destinations of Puerto de la Cruz.

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Where to stay in Puerto de la Cruz

When visiting Puerto de la Cruz, you have several options for areas to stay. A number of high-end resorts hug the city along the coast, offering package deals to families and long-stay guests. Opt to stay near the old town or historical fishing port to experience the city's old island charm with a network of colonial cafes, boutique hotels, and lovely plazas. With easy accessibility on foot to the main harbor and beaches, staying in the old town offers the best of both worlds.
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