Top ChoiceGardens in Puerto de la Cruz

Jardín Botánico

Established in 1788, this magnificent botanical garden has thousands of plant varieties from all over the world and is a delightful place to while away an afternoon smelling the roses. As well as the major...

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Tito’s Bodeguita

Despite the mildly off-putting location right off a busy roundabout a few kilometres south of the town centre, the patios, flower-filled gardens and atmospheric interior of this 18th-century country mansion,...

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Risco Belle Aquatic Gardens

This is not just any old garden: step through the entrance and you'll be met by a sweeping lawn punctuated with tables and chairs, tropical plants (birds of paradise and poinsettias) and citrus trees. In the...

Top ChoiceBakery in La Orotava

Relieve Restaurant

With such adorable delights as blueberry tart, moist double-chocolate brownies, macaroons, pastries and a wonderful selection of breads, this small but busy corner cafe and bakery is quite simply the best place...

Top ChoiceChurch in La Orotava

Iglesia de la Concepción

This magnificent church, located right in the centre of town, dates to 1516, although it was destroyed by earthquakes in 1704 and 1705 and rebuilt in 1768. Today it is recognised as one of the finest examples of...

Top ChoiceHistoric Building in La Orotava

Casa de los Balcones

This ornate mansion, dating to 1632, has a sublime setting, with balconies set around a picturesque central courtyard and also decorating the front of the building. An upstairs museum is dedicated to historical...

Top ChoiceGardens in La Orotava

Jardínes del Marquesado de la Quinta Roja

Also known as the Jardín Victoria, these French-influenced 18th-century gardens cascade in terraces down the hillside and are crowned by a small marble mausoleum, built as a tomb for the Marqués de la Quinta...

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in La Orotava

MAIT

Housed in a former 17th-century convent, this museum shop sells a superb range of Ibero-American art and crafts, mainly from Central and South America. Ornaments and T-shirts from Mexico, Peruvian knitwear and...

Top ChoiceCanarian in Garachico

Mirador de Garachico

This pleasing combo of contemporary bar and restaurant, plus tasteful art-and-crafts store, serves creative combinations such as venison in a chocolate-and-pepper sauce, and banana, spinach and smoked-fish...

Top ChoiceInternational in La Orotava

Restaurante Victoria

Dine at this superb restaurant in Hotel Rural Victoria's elegant atrium. There's exemplary presentation and flair in such dishes as duck confit with saffron, and the Canarian classic, rabbit in salmorejo (a...

Top ChoiceCafe in Puerto de la Cruz

Ebano Café

This cafe is located in a beautiful building seasoned with an age-old patina and with plenty of original features. It's equally ideal for sipping a cocktail or surfing the web with a decent cappuccino. Sit...

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in La Orotava

Canarias Concept

As the name implies, Canarias Concept sells solely Canarian-made crafts and products. It has a large showroom packed with jewellery, ceramics, artwork, handmade toys, ornaments, glazed tiles, soap, scarves and...

Top ChoiceCanarian in La Orotava

Bar la Duquesa

Cooking since 1942, this friendly and popular family-run place has a pleasing interior of old photos, decorative gourds and farming utensils. The menu includes hearty local choices such as chicken soup, lentil...

Gardens in Puerto de la Cruz

Sitio Litre Garden

This delightful garden is exquisitely laid out with walkways, fountains, tropical and subtropical plants and flowers, plus the oldest drago tree in town. The highlight is the orchid walk through the greenhouse,...

Concert Venue in Puerto de la Cruz

Abaco

This sumptuous historical mansion, about 1.5km southeast of the town centre, hosts classical-music concerts on Sunday evenings and traditional Canarian folklore concerts on Wednesdays. The interior, with its...

Tapas in Puerto de la Cruz

Rosa Negra

At this small, popular tapas bar beneath Calle la Hoya's palm trees, you can take a seat under a parasol out front and watch the Puerto de la Cruz life go by while devouring some good-value, decent tapas. Partake...

Bakery in La Orotava

Casa Egon

Founded in 1916, this is the oldest pasteleria (cake shop) in the Canaries and has happily maintained its stuck-in-a-time-warp ambience with custard-coloured paintwork, antique weighing scales, original floor...

Canarian in Puerto de la Cruz

Regulo

The setting is fairy-tale atmospheric: a 200-year-old building with creaky, uneven floors, rustic antiques and small dining rooms covering three floors, set around a leafy central courtyard. The Canarian cuisine...

Arts & Crafts in Puerto de la Cruz

Casa de la Aduana

You'll find the most comprehensive selection of quality crafts in town here. It's not cheap but there's no souvenir tat; expect to discover classy locally produced jewellery, finely crafted ceramics, stoneware...

Museum in Icod de los Vinos

Artlandya Doll Museum

A collection of dolls may not sound very captivating to anyone over the age of three, but Austrian owner Georg is an enthralling character who brings the doll-making process to life as he shows off his superb...