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Plaza del Charco

A buzzing hub of drinking, dining, shopping and music, this lively square has formed the heart of Puerto de la Cruz for centuries. 

It’s often said that you haven’t truly been to Puerto de la Cruz until you’ve visited Plaza del Charco. This pretty plaza lined with cafés, restaurants and bars has long served as a popular meeting point for locals. Use it as an excellent starting point for sightseeing around the city and a perfect place to relax at the end of the day while people-watching. 

Plaza del Charco was officially designated as a plaza in the 18th century, although it had already been an important gathering place dating back to the earliest days of the city. It’s said that a pool of seawater used to collect in the square during high tide, the inspiration for its eventual name, which means “pond square.”

Notice the lush yam tree that stands at the center of the square, surrounded by a pool and a fountain. Walk along the paved areas winding throughout the square or sit on one of the 19th-century stone benches. Indian laurels imported from Cuba and palm trees create pleasant shaded areas. 

Stop at a café terrace and sip a coffee while watching the activity in the square. Come back in the evening to enjoy a glass of wine while listening to the music of street entertainers. 

The square is an ideal place to get a sense of the city before beginning your sightseeing itinerary. Head west of the square to find some of the main shopping streets, along with collections of 18th-century Canarian buildings. 

One of the most exciting times of year to visit Plaza del Charco is during Carnaval in the spring, when the square is used for colorful celebrations. Don’t miss Entierro de la Sardina, a lively procession that concludes with fireworks and the burning of an enormous sardine on a funeral pyre. There’s also an amusing men’s high-heeled marathon, which both begins and ends in the square.

Plaza del Charco is located in the center of Puerto de la Cruz. Access the square easily by local bus or taxi.


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H10 Tenerife Playa £59
H10 Tenerife Playa

H10 Tenerife Playa

Avenida Colon, 12, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the heart of Puerto de la Cruz, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lago Martianez Swimming Pools and Plaza del Charco. Taoro Park and Garden Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).

    Apartamentos Ambassador
    Apartamentos Ambassador

    Apartamentos Ambassador

       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Orotava Valley and Lago Martianez Swimming Pools. Taoro Park and Plaza del Charco are also within 2 miles (3 km).

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      Sol Costa Atlantis Tenerife

      Sol Costa Atlantis Tenerife

      Avenida Venezuela, 15, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Puerto de la Cruz, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Orotava Valley and Lago Martianez Swimming Pools. Plaza del Charco and Taoro Park are also within 1 mile (2 km).

        Apartamentos Park Plaza £24
        Apartamentos Park Plaza

        Apartamentos Park Plaza

        Calle Jose Arroyo, 4, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in the historical district, this aparthotel is steps away from Orotava Valley and Plaza del Charco. Lago Martianez Swimming Pools and Garden Beach are also within 15 minutes.

          Hotel Sun Holidays £29
          Hotel Sun Holidays

          Hotel Sun Holidays

          Calle La Penita, 6, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
             
            1.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Puerto de la Cruz Archaeological Museum and Plaza del Charco. Lago Martianez Swimming Pools and Garden Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).

            Hotel Maga
            Hotel Maga

            Hotel Maga

            C/ Iriarte 11, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
               
              1.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps away from Orotava Valley and Plaza del Charco. Lago Martianez Swimming Pools and Taoro Park are also within 15 minutes.

              Hotel Monopol £54
              Hotel Monopol

              Hotel Monopol

              C/. Quintana, 15, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Church of Nuestra Senora de la Pena de Francia and Plaza del Charco. Lago Martianez Swimming Pools and Taoro Park are also within 15 minutes.

                DWO Nopal by Checkin £48
                DWO Nopal by Checkin

                DWO Nopal by Checkin

                Calle San Juan 17, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Puerto de la Cruz, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Orotava Valley and Plaza del Charco. Lago Martianez Swimming Pools and Taoro Park are also within 15 minutes.