This popular hotel is located on a hillside, yet only 500 metres from the beach and less than a kilometre from the centre of Puerto de la Cruz and Costa de Martianez - the splendid complex of swimming pools on the sea-front. The Gran El Tope is particularly popular with couples looking to combine days by the pool with a few days exploring this lush northern coastline of Tenerife - and beyond, to the famous Mount Teide (remember to take a coat if you are venturing to the top, it gets a bit chilly up there). The pool area is surrounded by subtropical gardens and furnished sun-terraces, all cleverly designed to maximise the view out over Puerto de la Cruz to the ocean beyond. There is a pool bar too, serving snacks and refreshing drinks - so you ll have plenty of time to enjoy the weather and the views. As well as a full daytime programme of activities, the hotel has its own gym and is within easy driving distance of the El Penon Golf course and horse riding. Breakfast and dinner are served buffet-style in the main restaurant, with a wide selection of international dishes as well as local specialities. Alternatively, the bars and restaurants of Puerto de La Cruz include a wide range of dining options whether you prefer to explore the local cuisine, fish specialities, tapas or fast food. Please note that some facilities may incur extra local charges. Because of the hillside location of this hotel, it is not recommended for clients with walking difficulties.