Puerto de la Cruz is one of the top destinations in the Canary Islands. Located in the north of Tenerife, this attractive and bustling resort has been a firm favourite with tourists for several decades. Today it remains as popular as ever. It is nestled in the beautiful region of the Orotava Valley, an oasis of lush green landscape and tropical fruit plantations.
The Old Town is very pretty with a distinct Canarian character. Much of the area around the old fishing port is full of narrow cobbled streets lined with traditional colonial-style cafés and bars. The quaint harbour is also a lovely place to visit. In addition, there is a selection of high-end boutiques, charming plazas and a wealth of tourist attractions located all over the resort.
Loro Parque is an animal adventure park with amazing dolphin, orca, sea lion and parrot shows. Designed by Canarian architect and artist César Manrique, Lago Martianez is a water park consisting of several swimming pools and a salt water lake surrounded by sub-tropical gardens. The sandy beach of Playa Jardín, the beautiful Jardin Botánico and Parque Taoro are also great places to relax.
Whether you want a romantic break, family holiday, or to unwind with a group of friends, Puerto de la Cruz is a great holiday destination for the discerning traveller looking for tranquility and culture.
If this is the type of resort you would like to visit, Spain-Tenerife can recommend two fantastic hotels. The 5-star Hotel Botánico and The Oriental Spa Garden and the 4-star Hotel Beatriz Atlantis & Spa are two of the best on offer.