Plaza Charco, Puerto de la Cruz

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. See Plaza Charco and all Puerto de la Cruz has to offer by arranging your trip with our Puerto de la Cruz trip itinerary builder website .
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  • Very noisy and crowded Plaza. Sure that outside of the high season is nice, but what is in August, is too full.
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  • I think is the only park around in the whole center/ area for tourist. So is nice to have somewhere to sit down have a coke and relax while your kids play in the pirate boat.  more »
  • Beautiful and bustling Park in the center of the city. With many shops and fast-food stalls.
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  • Lovely square with a playpark, fountain and plenty of lovely bars, restaurants and cafes. Went here most evenings during my holiday and it was a lovely atmosphere. there is a cash machine on the plaza itself and one 50 metres down one of the streets
  • An interesting ride up the volcano. You need to protect yourself from the UV and changes to the weather. You actually are not on the top, but few hundreds metres below. You will not be allowed to claim the top without a special permit. There are few walk paths near the upper station. Remember to keep the tickets as they are needed when you make your way down.
  • Like an Oasis rectangular park with good drink and eat possibilities with a Nice quality Ice Cream shop "Freddino", a worth to try.
  • A beautiful place were you have bars and restaurants and a play park for children. Somewhere that you can spend a few hours just relaxing in good surroundings.
  • A lovely little play area with a pirate ship to climb and various swings etc. We visited most days during our stay in the area. The photos I have included are from nearby streets.

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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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