24 Oct Puerto de La Cruz
Little trip to Puerto de la Cruz? But of course .. those who lived in Milan said so when they decided to spend half a day eating the Genovese focaccia (in Genoa of course), also because the distance was about an hour’s drive, the same time you start from Tenerife South to Puerto.
Puerto de la Cruz is located on the northern coast of the island and is the smallest town in all of Tenerife, covers about nine kilometers and is considered, since 1955 Place of National Tourist Interest, just think that it has 140 protected buildings, so place suitable for those who want to experience the culture of the island.
A visit to the traditional fishing district of La Ranilla is not to be missed. Since 2014, it offers an innovative proposal, Puerto Street Art. An outdoor museum in which 13 world-famous artists have given life to their works on large walls.
It is also a must to stop for a day at Loro Parque, the Parrot Park, a well-known and first-rate zoo for Trip Advisor, suitable for the whole family. Leaving the park, we recommend a good aperitif at the old port that houses a seventeenth-century customs house.
Puerto de La Cruz has the highest density of restaurants and clubs, so you will not be hard pressed to find a restaurant suitable for your palates, where you can savor the delights of the Canary Islands.
It has hosted visitors such as Alexander Von Humboldt, Agatha Christie, William Wilde, Michael Jackson, André Breton or The Beatles, to name a few. A very tourist town, it gives life to many events such as the International Street Art Festival in May, the Bavarian Festival that takes place in late August, or as the carnival that is considered the second in the world, after the Brazilian one.
We can not leave Puerto without having spent the day at Lake Martianez, the largest natural pool in the world, a large complex of about 100,000 square meters where there is a large central lake surrounded by pools, restaurants, gardens designed by the great architect Cesar Manrique. ..it’s really worth it!
There are breathtaking landscapes or excursions of all kinds, such as paragliding on the edge of the Teide or, for those who are experts in diving, the spectacular volcanic tube called La Rapadura.
A captain is also to be done at the botanical garden, called El Botánico, with an area of 20,000 square meters with a project that includes an expansion of up to 40,000 square meters.
The beaches, shops and tinerfeña’s culture await you … don’t let them wait!
Businesses and professionals in the municipality of Puerto de La Cruz