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‘When I saw the man holding the head the first thing that popped into my mind was the scene from Clash Of The Titans where the hero holds up the Gorgons head but his was real.Puerto de la Cruz Puerto de la Cruz is the main tourist resort situated in the Northern region of Tenerife; it’s also the longest established and unlike many newly developed towns, Puerto de la Cruz is an old working town, where you can eat, drink and converse with the locals.Today the harbour is still a central part of local business for the cities economy.Places to visit The town is home to some of the greatest attractions on the island, including the great Lago Martianez, which is a lido/swimming pool complex designed by renowned international artist Cesar Manrique.Speciality desserts include the wonderful ‘Bienmesabe’, translated means “It tastes good to me”, and is a mix of honey, almond cream, eggs and rum.
Eating out The choice of restaurants in Puerto de la Cruz is endless, there are over 300 establishments serving typical Canarian cuisine, to delicacies from every corner of the earth.
The resort is a mix of cosmopolitan city with old colonial charm.
History Puerto de la Cruz was originally developed as a port for the nearby and wealthy town of La Orotava,where it exported produce such as sugar and wine to the New World.
The Spanish tradition of tapas is popular, as are other mainland imported dishes, however, the island does have its very own distinct style of cooking.
Meat tends to feature prominently on most menus, much of which is imported from South America, asthere is very little cattle rearing on the island.