The fishing quay of Puerto de la Cruz, witness to numerous stories since the 18th century when countless boats loaded with bananas departed from it and where many traditional festive events are currently held, is at the same time a quiet bathing place for citizens and tourists.
Located in a very central location, the fishing quay of Puerto de la Cruz is frequented on sunny days by families, elderly people who want to enjoy a quiet bath and young people who need a bit more adrenaline and want to throw themselves into the water from the walls surrounding it.
All this without losing the fishing essence of the city, since a typical picture of Puerto de la Cruz is that of the small fishing boats moored at the quay.
Celebrations at the fishing quay of Puerto de la Cruz
Embarcación de la Virgen (Boat carrying the statue of the Virgin)
In the festivities of the Virgen del Carmen, the fishing quay of Puerto de la Cruz plays a major role, firstly because of the Embarcación de la Virgen that is performed on it, and secondly because of the celebration of festive games in honour of this festivity.
Baño de las cabras (Bathing of the goats)
But that’s not all, in the Feast of San Juan, the fishing quay of Puerto de la Cruz attract people’s attention with the peculiar bathing of the goats which, guided by their goatherds, are purified in the waters surrounding this emblematic place of Puerto de la Cruz.
The surroundings of the fishing quay of Puerto de la Cruz
Sculpture to the fisherwoman
One of the most iconic sculptures of Puerto de la Cruz and located at the entrance to the fishing quay of Puerto de la Cruz, is the monument to the fisherwoman, a sculpture that honors all generations of fishermen of Puerto de la Cruz , who have provided food and wealth to the area since the birth of the city.
In addition, in the vicinity of the fishing quay of Puerto de la Cruz the building of the Former Royal Customs House is located, inside which you can enjoy the Museum of Contemporary Art Eduardo Westerdahl.
Plaza del Charco
The emblematic Plaza del Charco is also noteworthy, one of the main meeting points of the city, located very close to the quay.
Fishing in Puerto de la Cruz
Since the origins of Puerto de la Cruz and as a coastal city, it has always maintained a close relationship with fishing, which continues to this day.
Both the neighbourhood of La Ranilla, a fishing district we have mentioned on numerous occasions, and the fishing quay of Puerto de la Cruz, are the living proof that the city remains true to its roots, while at the same time it adapts to new times and needs.