Puerto de la Cruz, which was historically the first tourist city of all the Canary Islands, is in celebration after the tourism figures of the first four months of 2016 in Puerto de la Cruz have been published.
Tourism figures of the first four months of 2016
During the first quarter of 2016 have stayed in the city almost 38,000 tourists more than the previous year, reaching 75.5% occupancy. If we make a comparison with the same period last year, occupancy was 65.6%.
As it refers to overnight stays, it has also registered a significant increase, increasing by 12.8% over the same period of 2015.
To this have contributed on one hand the many cultural activities that increasingly can be enjoyed in the streets of Puerto de la Cruz, such as MUECA Festival, and on the other hand sports activities such as extreme races that finish their route in Puerto de la Cruz and other popular races that are organized around the city and attract many runners from around the world. In addition to that was an improvement in the quality of tourist establishments which have been renewed in the last years, among which are the Ambassador Apartments, where we reopened our doors about a year ago after a remodeling process that is enchanting our guests.
The history of tourism in Puerto de la Cruz
The September 1, 1886 is marked in the history of Puerto de la Cruz as the time when it began to become what it is today, an excellent tourist destination, as it was at that moment when the first hotel opened in the city, called Orotava Grand Hotel.
During the first decades of tourism in Puerto de la Cruz, its main competitor was Funchal (Madeira), a place that until then was preferred by the majority of Europeans who wanted to escape the cold. However, Puerto de la Cruz during these years of explosion and development, succeeded in creating numerous attractions that would be a better option for the high European bourgeoisie, so they visited the island of Tenerife instead of the island of Madeira.
At the middle of the twentieth century began a new era of tourism in Puerto de la Cruz, when, as we discussed in previous articles in our blog, came to stay in some of the most important tourist establishments of the town famous people as The Beatles, their Majesties the Kings of Spain, or the wives of Winston Churchill and Aristotle Onassis. Agatha Christie also became an assiduous personality that recurrently visited the city as a therapeutic cure.
It would be in the mid-70s, when due to factors such as the explosion of tourism in the south of the island with the construction of the Reina Sofia airport, Puerto de la Cruz finalized this golden age of the 70s.
However, as we are already seeing, Puerto de la Cruz is recovering increasingly strengths, standing again as a very attractive destination for tourists, thanks to the renovation of tourist facilities and the city itself, as you can see with the substantial changes as the Paseo de San Telmo. And also diversifying its offer of tourism in which take center stage the experiences, such as providing multiple active tourism activities that can be enjoyed in Puerto de la Cruz and surroundings, what is causing that Puerto de la Cruz is living a new golden era.
Ambassadors of Puerto de la Cruz
In Apartments Ambassador we like to be the ambassadors of this beautiful city and disseminate to the world all the stories, legends, curiosities and countless places that can be found in Puerto de la Cruz. We want to put our grain of sand so that Puerto de la Cruz lives one of his best seasons and be further enhanced as one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the Canary Islands and Europe, generating through our blog contents with information of interest for all tourists who are planning to visit Puerto de la Cruz, with beautiful photographs of Puerto de la Cruz and surroundings like those we put regularly on our Instagram profile.
Are you motivated to live the new golden age of tourism in Puerto de la Cruz?
If you want to know Puerto de la Cruz, live every experience it offers and see first hand all the stories, legends and secrets hidden in its streets, we wish you would stay at the Ambassador Apartments, where our team is at your disposal to guarantee you maximum comfort and all the amenities to make your stay in Puerto de la Cruz a memorable souvenir. We will wait for you!