Lunch and a wander in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

This is the second part of my previous post from when we rode up Mount Tiede, which you can read all about here.

After reaching the top of Mount Tiedie, Mitch and I made our decent on the opposite side. This route led us to the beautiful town of Puerto de la Cruz, which turned out to be my favourite area that we visited on this trip.

We parked the bike and headed for the first restaurant that caught our eye. After walking about 100 metres I spotted a beautifully layered Barraquito and I was sold, this is where we were having lunch.

For those of you that don’t know, a Barraquito is the signature coffee of Tenerife. I had at least one of these every day and on a few days I may of had three of them… Starting from the bottom it is a layer of condensed milk, lemon liqueur, espresso, coffee with milk then froth with cinnamon and a shaving of lime. To drink, you remove the lime shaving and mix the layers together, which is a little upsetting as it looks so perfect and was made with such care.

After a delicious banana crepe for me and a hand made burger for Mitch, our full bellies slowly wandered into the town for some exploring.

With is vibrant surroundings and welcoming locals, it’s not hard to see why Puerto de la Cruz is such a popular spot for its visitors. If we visit Tenerife again, I would love to spend a few days here and experience more of what the town has to offer.

Puerto de la Cruz is well known for being one of the best and most popular places for surfing in Tenerife. I’ve never done it myself, but it looked a lot of fun from the side lines with an ice cream in hand!

The BEST towel in the world (wish I bought it now 😭)

As we were walking around the town, I spotted a quaint, little church and decided to have a nose around. I love looking around churches, they always have such beautiful architecture and are so full of history. Even if you’re not religious or follow a different religion, you are always welcome to look around. This particular church was very interesting. Although beautiful, the inside was a little unusual. If you’re a long time reader of this blog you will know that I thrive for the unusual, so this place was a gem of a find for me!

Strange baby Jesus doll

(Just as a disclaimer this isn’t to poke fun at the church or anything, the dolls were just a little scary!)

More strange dolls

Thank you for reading, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and I wish you a happy new year.

I really didn’t think I would still be stuck in the UK at this time but here I am. Fingers crossed it won’t be long until I can be travelling full time again and getting my mental health back on track. Writing this blog helps and gives me inspiration to get out and get exploring. I really appreciate those of you who have subscribed and take the time to read my ramblings, it honestly means a lot to me so thank you ❤️

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  1. Emily, Sounds like fun. Hope your plans come together.

    Gary

    On Mon, Dec 27, 2021 at 1:05 AM The Blog of Travel wrote:

    > Emily posted: ” This is the second part of my previous post from when we > rode up Mount Tiede, which you can read all about here. After reaching the > top of Mount Tiedie, Mitch and I made our decent on the opposite side. This > route led us to the beautiful town of Puer” >

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