There are lots of hills in Peurto de la Cruz, but when it's only 3 Euros to get a Taxi to the coast does it really matter? The area this hotel is situated in is beautiful, you're up in the hills of the region a 2 min stroll to some really lovely bars and restaurants ( I recommend the pizza place just to the side of the 25 supermarket, 5 euros for a pizza big enough to feed at least 4, and their seafood is AMAZING)
The hotel rooms are basic, but tidy, clean and well maintained. in our room was a two ring hob, coffee maker/kettle and a fridge, which was all we needed. there are two pools, as was mentioned before. we went in early september 2011 and had the pool of the smaller building practically to ourselves and managed to toast ourselves bronze in privacy. The pool isn't olympic size, probably around 20ft by 8ft, but it'd lovely and deep and I managed to get some 'propper swimming' done. The check out staff can be a little brisk, but I think that's mostly due to the language barrier rather than any rudeness.
Oh and be warned that this is very much a German tourist area, we had no issue with towel placements or rudeness, but many of to locals know German rather than english, nothing a little pointing and basic spanish won't help with.
This was a relaxing trip for two friends finishing their degree, so we didn't tour the island very much, but I do have a few recommendations, the zoo, Loco Park is very good fun, their dolphin show great for kids and their aquarium is mesmerizing. The national botanic gardens ( a 5 min walk away) are lovely and worth a visit. Buy some lace whilst your there too, take it from a textiles graduate, you won't get anything finer. And make sure you have a cocktail or three at the bar overhanging a cliff, you'll know it when you see it.
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