Welcome to Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz is the elder statesman of Tenerife tourism, with a history of welcoming foreign visitors that dates back to the late 19th century, when it was a spa destination popular with genteel Victorian ladies. These days the town is a charming resort with real character. There are stylish boardwalks, beaches with safe swimming, traditional restaurants, a leafy central plaza, lots of pretty parks and gardens... Read More

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$48.67 Day Trips & Excursions

Teide National Park Tour in Tenerife

Begin with a pickup in the area of your hotel, and then travel by coach to Teide National Park, the UNESCO World Heritage site that surrounds the mighty Mt Teide volcano in the center of Tenerife. As you travel, listen to your guide talk about the day’s itinerary, which differs depending on your pickup location.Departing from south Tenerife:If your accommodation is situated in Costa Adeje or Los Cristianos in the southern part of the island, stop first in the mountain village of Vilaflor, where you’ll recharge with a drink and snack (own expense) at a local cafe.Then, continue to the mesmerizing Los Roques de García inside the national park. With your guide, discover the types of flora that flourish here and get up close to the much-photographed Roque Cinchado and Llano de Ucanca.Next, stop at Parador de Cañadas del Teide for lunch (own expense). Located in the Cañadas del Teide crater, the hotel boasts impressive views of Mt Teide and the Pico Viejo crater. If you’ve brought food with you, eat al fresco while you soak up the sun and jaw-dropping vistas.After, make the most of free time to explore Los Roques de García. Alternatively, enjoy a cable car ride up Mt Teide (at own expense).When the time comes, return to your coach and journey back to your hotel via the forested Chío area.Departing from north Tenerife:If your hotel is located in Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island, travel through La Orotava Valley (Valle de la Orotava), an idyllic region filled with gullies and cliffs. Take photos of the lush landscapes, which are dominated by the ever-present Mt Teide, and explore the area’s top sights with your guide.See where the towering Canarian pines grow, and then head deep into the heart of Teide National Park for an up-close look at Mt Teide. Should you wish, enjoy a panoramic flight on the cable car (own expense), or tour the park with your guide at no extra cost.When the time comes, return to your coach and travel back to your hotel. Along the way, stop for lunch (own expense) at the National Park.

$65.29 Tours & Sightseeing

Teide National Park Tour and Loro Parque Ticket

Your day tour starts with hotel pickup for the drive to your first stop, Teide National Park. Pass through Vilaflor, the highest village in Spain with an elevation of 4,640 feet (1,414 meters). It is the least populated municipality on the island of Tenerife and was the birthplace of the 17th-century saint Hermano Pedro, the Canaries' first saint. Then arrive at Loro Park in Puerto de la Cruz, one of the island's most popular attractions. The park combines tropical and sub-tropical gardens and a zoo that features 135,000 square feet (12,500 square meters) of facilities and habitats that are home to numerous species of plants (such as orchids, cactus, and dragon trees) and animals (such as chimpanzees, dolphins, flamingos, sea lions, orca whales, penguins, and tigers). A restaurant and picnic areas are available. You can also learn about the Loro Parque Foundation, which promotes the protection, conservation, and recovery of endangered species and has participated in European breeding programs for endangered animals like the cariamarillo and hyacinth macaw parrot.Your tour ends with hotel drop-off.

$24.93 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Teide Observatory Entrance

Our guided visit will allow you to get to know the Observatory, and the daily activity of the researchers who work there, in an enjoyable way. Along with Chile and Hawaii, the Canary Islands are one of the three best spots in the world to observe the sky. The Teide Observatory is the largest solar observatory in the world, and it is equipped with many solar and nocturnal telescopes owned by different European countries.  If you would like to make your own way to the Izaña Observatory for your guided visit, you must arrive at least 20 minutes before the tour is scheduled to start. There are visits on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12.00 in Spanish and English simultaneously and at 2.30pm in Spanish and German simultaneously. On Thursdays, there are visits in French at 1.30pm. On Sundays, there are visits in Spanish at 11.00am. Transfer is available from Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos on Wednesdays and from Puerto de la Cruz on Tuesdays and Sundays.

$26.12 Day Trips & Excursions

Puerto de la Cruz City Tour with Transfers

An climate-controlled coach will pick you up from your hotel in the morning to begin your 8-hour tour of Puerto de la Cruz, a historic resort destination once popular among Victorian elite. After the coach drops you off in the city center, you're free to spend the day exploring this second most populated area of the Canary Islands. Stroll through leafy Plaza del Charco, the commercial hub of the city, or spend some time at Lake Martianez, the Botanical Gardens, the San Telmo Hermitage, or the Sitio Litre orchid garden. Grab a German pastry or do some window shopping along the Paseo of San Telmo, or catch some rays on the black sands of Playa Jardín. All food, drinks, and entrance fees are at your own expense.The coach will meet you back at the city center in late afternoon for transfer back to your hotel.

$34.42 Tours & Sightseeing

Segway Tour in Tenerife

A Segway Tour through the historical center of Puerto de la Cruz will not leave you indifferent. Discover the essence of this charming city on a 1 hour tour.Our guide will show you the most characteristic places and city history. You´ll have a very good and know even more about the place you´ve chosen for your vacation.Choose from at selection of start times. Put on your helmet and enjoy a training session to get familiar with your two-wheeled Segway. Once you feel at ease,follow your guide and glide through the city on our route.

$34.42 Tours & Sightseeing

Teide and Puerto de la Cruz Full Day Tour

Begin this full-day island tour with a visit to the National Park of Las Cañadas del Teide, the oldest national park on the Canary Islands and the most visited in Europe. Considered one of the 12 Treasures of Spain, the park boasts stunning views of Tenerife below. On the way, pass through the town of Vilaflor, 1,414 meters above sea level and the least-populated municipality on the island. Vilaflor was the home of the first Canarian saint, Hermano Pedro, born here in the 17th century. After spending the morning in nature, grab lunch on your own and head to the resort town of Puerto de la Cruz. The city was the first to experience tourism in the Canaries, in the late 19th century, and continues to offer a wide range of actives for visitors of all ages. Explore beautiful Lake Martiánez or wander through the Plaza del Charco, a main commercial hub. Take in the gorgeous landscapes of the Botanical Garden or head to Playa Jardin to play on its black sand and visit its many gardens and shops. Popular in the 19th century with notable European scientists and artists, including Sabin Berthelot and Leopold von Buch, this part of the island remains a central tourist destination. Don’t miss this comprehensive tour that offers the best of Tenerife’s culture and outdoors.