Puerto de la Cruz is lucky to embrace the sea and thanks to it has many swimming areas to enjoy without having to leave the city, all within walking distance of each other and easy to reach by foot.
1.Playa Jardín (Jardín Beach)
The most extensive swimming area and the best for beach lovers and athletes by the sea is Playa Jardín, located at one end of the city between San Felipe Castle and Punta Brava neighborhood and awarded with the Blue Flag for the quality of its facilities and water.
Playa Jardín complex includes two other beaches, followed one after the other: Playa Chica and Punta Brava.
2. Fishing Quay
One of the swimming areas of Puerto de la Cruz with more history and preferred by the inhabitants of the city is the Fishing Quay, which also has a special relationship with traditions, culture and religion, surrounding it with a more charming aura.
Place of entry and exit of numerous vessels between the XVIII and XIX centuries, it currently houses small fishing boats and hosts every year one of the most important events of Puerto de la Cruz, the embarkation of the Virgin of El Carmen.
The Fishing Quay is located in the heart of the city, next to Plaza del Charco.
3. Playa San Telmo (San Telmo Beach)
The most central swimming area of Puerto de la Cruz, in the middle of the newly modernized maritime and commercial promenade, is Playa San Telmo.
Awarded with the Blue Flag, it is 350 meters long, perfectly conditioned for swimming, and with characteristic natural puddles when the tide is low.
A perfect place to enjoy the open sea without having to leave the city centre and with all the amenities.
4. Lago Martiánez swimming pools
An ideal swimming area for those who prefer the pool to the beach is Lago Martiánez, a complex that combines the art of César Manrique with leisure and fun, in perfect facilities for the enjoyment of families in a fantastic environment.
27,000 cubic meters of water are surrounded by works of art made with elements of Canarian architecture and endemic flora.
Lago Martiánez is located at one end of the coastal promenade of the city, very close to Playa Martiánez.
5. Playa de Martiánez (Martiánez Beach)
At one end of the promenade, we find Playa de Martiánez, a 350 meters long black sand beach, especially recommended for surfers, which is why you can find some surf schools in it.
As a good beach especially recommended for surfing, it is not recommended to enjoy a quiet swim with the family due to the heavy swell.
6. Ambassador Apartments Pool
We cannot finish without reminding you that if you stay at the Ambassador Apartments in Puerto de la Cruz and you just want to enjoy a quiet swim, our facilities have a pool where you can relax on one of the many sunny and warm days we enjoy on the island.
As you have seen, there are various swimming areas in Puerto de la Cruz, so you can choose the one that best suits you. We wish you a happy stay in your future visit and we invite you to contact us if you want to book a few days of happiness in the Ambassador Apartments.