If you’re so fond of running that you can`t do without it on your vacation, and you’re thinking about choosing Puerto de la Cruz as one of your possible future destinations for resting and discovering this wonderful and historic city, you might like to know the best places to enjoy running in Puerto de la Cruz.
The best places for running in Puerto de la Cruz
The Taoro Park is one of the locations most frequented by fans of running in Puerto de la Cruz as it has long paths where you can make your run very pleasant while enjoying this beautiful place. Besides, the Taoro Park also has designated areas for other fitness exercises and stretching, all outdoors in a historic enclave. Here was the ancient Taoro hotel where personalities like Agatha Christie stayed and which we discussed in our blog once.
Maritime zone of Playa Jardín
For those who love doing sports near the sea and breathing fresh air, a good option is to practice running in the maritime zone of Playa Jardin which is further connected to the beaches of Playa Chica and Punta Brava, all consecutive and almost merging into a single beach thanks to the paths connecting them.
The area is enabled for enjoying walks that become even more beautiful in the hour of sunset, but is also optimal in some areas for sports enthusiasts. And why not finish the running session on the beach with a nice swim. These surroundings were also designed by Cesar Manrique.
Promenade of Lago Martiánez
This area of Puerto de la Cruz has very broad walks that make it perfect for this sport, enjoying the resort of Lago Martianez and the Martianez beach at one end of the route, where you also can enjoy a bath after the run if you want.
Old town of Puerto de la Cruz
For those runners in better shape, they may try to take a tour of the old town of Puerto de la Cruz, starting at the Plaza del Charco and strolling through the areas of the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia or the Plaza de Europa. Depending on the area where you run in the old town you’ll find streets with longer moderate slopes that will test your endurance. Another factor to consider is that there will be a little more difficulty at the busiest times because you have to go bypassing tourists and portuenses inhabitant. So it is advisable that if you decide to test yourself in this area, you do early in the morning.
Running contests in Puerto de la Cruz
Half marathon at night in Puerto de la Cruz
On October 8, 2016 will be held the first edition of the Half Marathon at Night of Puerto de la Cruz. It will also have competitions of 5 and 10 kilometers for novice runners. This race will start and end at the Plaza de Europa, reaching the Loro Parque, and returning in the area of the Plaza del Charco and Lake Martiánez. In the case of the half marathon, it will be 3 of these rounds.
Infinity Xtreme Puerto de la Cruz
This is not just any race, since it is an extreme obstacle course held in Puerto de la Cruz on July 16. The contest will take place in the forecourt of the future sports city of Puerto de la Cruz and will have two different modalities: the Infinity Xtreme Sprint of 5 kilometers distance with 1 hour deadline to finish the route, and on the other hand the Radical Infinity Xtreme of 10 kilometers with 2 hours to complete the course.
It is a mountain race which is gaining more and more followers in the international scene and which already has a significant prestige. The last edition had 5 different modes: 93 kilometers ultramarathon, trail of 66 kilometers, 43 kilometers marathon, half marathon of 20 kilometers and 8 kilometers challenge Bluetrail adapted for disabled guests. The last edition which took place on June 11, 2016, had the finish line city in Puerto de la Cruz after passing through many mountainous areas of the island of Tenerife in various municipalities.
Tenerife, an island for fans of running
The island of Tenerife has experienced in the last years an explosion of fondness for running that has enabled the creation of numerous sporting events of this style by public agencies and private companies that have seen in the sponsorship of these competitions a way to get new revenues and increase the attraction of the island beyond the traditional sun and beach. Sports tourism is becoming more important and every year, thanks to sporting calendars, numerous tourists getting interested in this type of contest and so also to getting to know the wonderful island of Tenerife.
Therefore, if you are one of these enthusiasts of running or extreme sports which are considering participating in any of these competitions to be held soon on the island of Tenerife, the Apartments Ambassador are the perfect place to focus the days before the competition and be able to rest and recover the following days while visiting the beautiful city of Puerto de la Cruz. We will wait for you! Book now.