Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de La Cruz is one of the most dynamic and bustling places in Tenerife.  Nestled in the Orotava Valley, it has a marvellous landscape from which you can easily make out Mount Teide. Puerto de la Cruz is characterised by its intense cultural activity. It offers a wide range of activities throughout the year. Its natural swimming pools are a delight to take a dip and refresh yourself.

It is a delight to stroll through the old town, which has more than 140 listed buildings. The fishing quarter of La Ranilla is a must to visit, as well as the Plaza del Charco. It also has a wide range of bars and restaurants where visitors will feel at ease and will be able to regain their strength. Of course, don't miss the Casa de la Aduana.

Another thing to do is to spend the day in the salt water pools of Lago Martiánez, these pools designed by César Manrique are a great attraction of the area. The complex has three circular pools, the largest of which has a bar inside the pool with marine motifs, elevated accesses over the water and a large 25-metre high mast, as well as fully equipped changing rooms.

The Botanical Garden is another must-see when visiting Puerto de la Cruz. It was built and inaugurated at the end of the 18th century, by order of King Carlos III. Today it covers an area of more than 20,000 square metres. It has an important collection of autochthonous plants, as well as tropical and subtropical plants that have adapted perfectly to the island's climate over time. From one side you can see the whole Orotava Valley. It is undoubtedly a very pleasant place with its smells and vegetation.

The Loro Parque is another of Tenerife's emblematic sites in Puerto de la Cruz. Founded on 17th December 1972, it was initially conceived as a paradise for parrots, and nowadays it has the largest and most diverse reserve of parrot species and subspecies in the world. It delights the youngest members of the family.

Undoubtedly a must to visit in Tenerife.


 
 

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