Hola From Tenerife

Subscribe to our free newsletter to get an (ir)regular ray of Tenerife sunshine in your inbox. Just enter your email address below.

Delivered by FeedBurner

Close

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Even with the start of the 'new normality' on 21 June 2020, popular fiestas and most large gatherings and events are still prohibited and social distancing guidelines still in force. Dates listed on this site, therefore, are still subject to cancellation or change and we will update, where we can, when any new information is made available.

Please follow our facebook page for more updates >>

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Playa de Martiánez and Lago Martiánez

Looking over the Hotel H10 Tenerife Playa with the pools of the
Lago Martiánez (background left) and the Playa de Martiánez (right)

This is something of a diversion for Secret Tenerife, but with friends coming to Puerto de la Cruz (and indeed to Tenerife) for the first time (hence the title) later this year, I was putting together some information for them, but realised it may well be of interest to others too.

Whilst I visited Puerto on many occasions during my 16 years living on Tenerife, clearly I don't know the town's nooks and crannies anywhere near as closely as my friends, Jack and Andy Montgomery, who lived there for more than a decade. Nevertheless, Puerto is where I choose to stay when I come back to the island, so I'm getting to know it from the point of a holiday maker, but with perhaps a little more insider knowledge than most.

Starting up the modern end of town at the intersection of the Playa de Martiánez (Martiánez Beach) and the Lago Martiánez (Pool Complex), over the next ten weeks, I aim to show you some of the things I love about the town (and you might too) and some leisurely, but still fun and interesting ways to enjoy a relaxing week in Puerto de la Cruz.

Playa de Martiánez (Martiánez Beach) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons



At this end of the town, you are never far from most facilities you could want on holiday; the hotels, by a road for easy pick ups and drop offs by taxi or coach, shops and bars, no more than a few yards to the beach, then there's the Lago Martiánez (Pool Complex). The pools are salt water and, I am told the price is very reasonable.


Lago Martiánez (Pool Complex)



This amazing drone footage (below: please put it on full screen) gives you a lovely overview of this part of town and much of what I'll be describing in weeks to come.




Tenerife Topics

Adeje Almond Flower Route April in Tenerife Arafo Arico Arona Auditorio de Tenerife August in Tenerife Buenavista del Norte Canarian Cuisine Canaries Day Candelaria Carnival 1987 Carnival 1994 Carnival 1995 Carnival 2004 Carnival 2005 Carnival 2006 Carnival 2007 Carnival 2008 Carnival 2009 Carnival 2010 Carnival 2011 Carnival 2012 Carnival 2013 Carnival 2014 Carnival 2015 Carnival 2016 Carnival 2017 Carnival 2018 Carnival 2019 Carnival 2020 Carnival 2021 Carnival 2022 Carnival Queen Santa Cruz Carnivals of the World Christmas in Tenerife Christopher Columbus Comparsas Corpus Christi COVID-19 Craft Fairs December in Tenerife Easter in Tenerife El Rosario El Sauzal El Tanque Epidemics in Tenerife Farmers Markets Fasnia February in Tenerife Fiestas El Palmar Garachico Granadilla de Abona Guía de Isora Güímar History of Carnival Icod de los Vinos Innocent Saints January in Tenerife July in Tenerife June in Tenerife Junior Carnival Queen La Guancha La Matanza de Acentejo La Orotava La Victoria Las Burras de Güímar Los Cristianos Los Cristianos Carnival Los Gigantes Los Gigantes Carnival Los Indianos Los Realejos Los Reyes Los Silos March in Tenerife May in Tenerife Municipal Holidays Municipalities Fiestas Nelson's Attack on Santa Cruz 25 Jul 1797 November in Tenerife October in Tenerife Public Holidays Puerto de la Cruz Puerto de la Cruz Carnival Romerías San Antonio Abad San Cristóbal de La Laguna San Juan de la Rambla San Miguel de Abona Santa Cruz de Tenerife Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival Themes Santa Úrsula Santiago del Teide Senior Carnival Queen September in Tenerife Simón Bolívar Tacoronte Tegueste Tenerife Carnival Dates Tenerife Disaster Tenerife Fire Tenerife Month by Month Tenerife Museums tenerife prostitution sex escorts Tenerife Rally Tenerife Weather Tenerife Wines Teno Rural Park This Is Tenerife (TIT) Traditional Fiestas Tropical Storm Delta Vilaflor