18/04/2015

PUERTO DE LA CRUZ - A-Z Challenge



A PAEAN OF PRAISE!

PUERTO DE LA CRUZ  in the north of Tenerife gives those of us who live in the south a lovely PLACE to escape to for a short break. If you pick your dates carefully the B&B cost can be as little as E25.
 Although there are many modern hotels, I like the old colonial hotels in the church square which  are elegant and reminiscent of a bygone age. This is the fantastic lobby of the Monopol.
 My daughter and I spent a few days there last year. By tradition, the owner's wife lines the steps each day with flowers.
 The old town with its myriad wooden balconies is compact enough to explore on foot.





 You can eat and drink all day and night if you want to - we ended up in a night club where some locals who had been celebrating a fiesta were still wearing traditional clothes.


We ate garbanzos - chickpeas - with chorizo, bread and wine one evening in a tiny Tasca called simply, The Side Bar.  
 ...  and there were shops, and a one-man-band (amazingly talented!) being watched by a boy and girl on their way home from their First Communions - 
 -  and there is always the sea and fabulous sunsets.

PERFECTION

7 comments:

  1. That's a lovely post. So much of what we know about the island is 'touristy' and that region sounds lovely.

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    1. It is lovely. It also has its tourists, of course, but those with different tastes.

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  2. Perfection, indeed, Liz. It looks so beautiful, and the locals are obviously very proud of their town.

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

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    1. It's one of those rare places where you park your car for the duration and simply mooch. And eat.

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  3. Looks like a fun time. Wish I was there instead of here. :)

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    1. What's wrong with there, Russell? I'll swap if you're anywhere near Sussex!

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    2. What's wrong with there, Russell? I'll swap if you're anywhere near Sussex!

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