Plaza del Charco in Tenerife
The original name of the square was Plaza del Charco de Los Camarones. It was later named La Constitución and then Plaza Real y del Generalísimo Franco until it returned to its original name La Plaza del Charco which means Puddle Square in English. The square was named after a large puddle of seawater that was found in the middle of Plaza del Charco. To this day Plaza del Charco in Puerto de la Cruz is known as the place where you can find a nice sociable atmosphere and always something to do.
Where is Plaza del Charco located?
Plaza del Charco can be found in the city of Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife, which is about a 20-minute drive from La Laguna. If you are coming from southern Tenerife, Plaza del Charco would also make it a nice stop during your road trip through Tenerife. In Puerto de la Cruz itself, Plaza del Charco is located near the ocean between Loro Parque and Costa Martianez. If you come with a car, there’s free parking near Plaza del Charco at parking El Muelle.
Visit Plaza del Charco at daytime
Plaza del Charco is very lively during the day and a perfect place to enjoy a nice barraquito on the terrace while the children are having fun on the playground. Another great idea is to walk from Plaza del Charco to the famous Botanical Garden of Puerto de la Cruz. The name of the botanical garden is Orchid Garden Sitio Litre and you can find more information about it here. The botanical garden is only a 12-minute walk from Plaza del Charco.
Plaza del Charco nightlife
In the evening, Plaza del Charco turns into this nice and cozy place where you can enjoy a lovely meal in one of the many restaurants or just have a drink while listening to the local performers. It will stay lively until late, and near the square you can also find the nightlife of Puerto de la Cruz. There is certainly plenty to do and if you happen to be in Tenerife at the end of August, check out this big beer festival taking place at Plaza de Europa, not far from Plaza del Charco.