If you are planning a trip to Tenerife, you have not yet decided where to stay and you are hesitating between Puerto de la Cruz or the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife, you will be interested in the information we give you below.
What is the reason for your trip to Tenerife?
The first thing you should bear in mind when deciding between Puerto de la Cruz or Santa Cruz is what the reason for your trip is.
Perhaps, if your trip is of a professional or business nature and you need to be connected as quickly as possible to the capital or to the second most populated city on the island, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz is a better option for your convenience.
If, on the contrary, you are thinking of coming to Tenerife on holidays, and you want to know some of the most beautiful places and live unforgettable experiences, while enjoying moments of tranquility and absolute disconnection, Puerto de la Cruz probably better suits your needs, depending on the experiences you want to live in your trip to the island.
What experiences do you want to live in Tenerife?
If the answer is: enjoy natural beaches, relaxing walks by the sea, get to know beautiful villages on the island, walk in the middle of nature by beautiful trails and enjoy the best cuisine of the Canary Islands at a reasonable price, all this will be closer if you stay in Puerto de la Cruz.
Although Santa Cruz has beautiful places to visit and monuments, museums and facilities of cultural interest, a shortcoming is that it does not have a beach in the center of the city.
In Santa Cruz you will also find multiple places to eat very well, but it is in the north of the island where you usually find the so-called “Guachinches” (restaurants where typical food of the island is offered at a very cheap price.)
Travel within the island
In any case, whether you stay in Puerto de la Cruz or in Santa Cruz, and you have a car to get around, the time difference to reach many places will not be too much.
Keep in mind that the time you will have to spend traveling from the capital to Puerto de la Cruz is approximately half an hour by car.
The final decision
You can visit the information on our website about “the best places to see in Puerto de la Cruz” and “what to see in Santa Cruz de Tenerife” to make your final decision.
But if you doubt between the north or the south of the island, you can visit this other post where we already talked about the main differences between the south and the north of Tenerife.
The decision is in your hand, Puerto de la Cruz or Santa Cruz de Tenerife?
We hope this information has been useful for you to take advantage of your future holidays in Tenerife.