Study Spanish in dazzling Puerto de la Cruz, located on the volcanic Canary Island Tenerife, a paradise for windsurfers, divers and beach lovers.
Puerto de la Cruz is a traditional port town and one of the most touristic cities on the island, with a transient population that renews itself every season. While walking down the streets of Puerto de la Cruz you will come across avenues and shopping centers, as well as craft stores and cafes along the beautiful coastline and in the center of the city, these modern developments are surrounded by historical Spanish buildings that contrast harmoniously with the luxurious beach resorts. Some great places of interest to enjoy the bohemian vibe, that the city is known for, are located at the heart of Puerto de la Cruz, surrounding the area of La Paz and La Hoya Street. Here you will find most of the bars, clubs and pubs, the best spot to have fun when the sun sets. The city's Casino is also a popular tourist drawcard, where you can enjoy a drink while walking around the casino. During the day you can sunbathe on the beach or spend some time relaxing on the shores of the artificial lake Lago Martiánez. If you want some delicious fresh seafood, Puerto de la Cruz is the perfect destination, so don't miss out trying one of their typical dishes along with an exquisite shellfish soup which is a popular dish here, in one of the numerous bars and restaurants.
Tenerife is part of the Canary Islands, which is made up of seven islands that were formed by volcanic eruptions. They are under Spanish administration but located in the Atlantic Ocean in front of the North West African coastline. With year-round sunshine, tourists can never get enough of its sandy beaches, where you can practice any water sport of your liking, including scuba diving, windsurfing and sailing, amongst others. As you stroll along its streets, you can see the mix of Spanish, African and Portuguese culture which has been imprinted on the buildings. If you are a nature lover, here you can marvel at the natural landscapes and unique vegetation surrounding the Teide Mountain, the largest mountain in Spain. You can also visit spectacular parks, beaches where you have the chance to do some whale-watching, score a "hole in one" at the many golf courses, and visit small colonial towns such as La Laguna and La Orotava, which exhibit charming and well-preserved colonial architecture. The biggest event on the island is the annual Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital, which is considered one of the largest carnivals around the world. It is held in February and March, characterized by colorful costumes, extravagant performances, and dances to be enjoyed by visitors and locals alike.
A Spanish course abroad in Puerto de la Cruz is a decision that will not disappoint you. Spend your spare time chatting and practicing your new language skills with the welcoming Canary Islanders at one of their many year-round parties or whilst relaxing on one of their stunning beaches!