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Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife Fast Facts

PopulationApprox. 31,000 in the city of Puerto de la Cruz, 778,000 on the whole island.
Autonomous CommunityThe Canary Islands/ Las Islas Canarias
GeographyLocated in the Atlantic Ocean, off the northwest coast of Africa. Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, and Puerto de la Cruz lies on its northern coast.
ClimateSubtropical, with mild spring-like temperatures year-round.
Average Yearly Temperature 18ºC-24ºC (64ºF-75ºF)
Local fare Bananas, tropical fruit, fresh vegetables, seafood, queso de flor (local cheese), sama frita con mojo verde (fried fish with spicy sauce), puchero canario (saffron stew with beans, sausage and potatoes), bienmesabe (almond and cinnamon custard), rum, fruit and coffee liqueurs.
Tourist OfficePlaza Europa, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
Tel (+34) 922 386 000
Did you know? Scholars still debate the origins of indigenous Canarians, called "Guanches". One theory is that Greek and Roman sailors brought North African prisoners to the island and abonded them here, and that those prisoners, in turn, became what we consider "prehispanic" Canarians.

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