Puerto de la Cruz attractions

Top Choice Gardens 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 collectio…
Top Choice Gardens in Puerto de la Cruz

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 histori…
Church in Puerto de la Cruz

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia

This pretty 17th-century church boasts three naves, a wooden Mudéjar ceiling and a carved wood effigy of Gran Poder de Dios, one of the town’s most revered saints, carved in around 1706. Side chapels include one ded…
Museum in Puerto de la Cruz

Museo Arqueológico

This small but well laid-out museum provides an insight into the Guanche way of life with its replicas of a typical cave dwelling, as well as a burial cave where pots and baked-clay adornments share the same burial …
Square in Puerto de la Cruz

Plaza Charco

The magnificent central square of Plaza Charco (the names translates as 'Puddle Plaza' – it used to flood from the sea every time it was stormy) is shaded by Indian laurel trees and Canary palms. It's the town's mee…
Beach in Puerto de la Cruz

Playa Martiánez

The long and sandy Playa Martiánez is located at the eastern end of town, where a large jetty filters the anger of Atlantic swells and turns them into mere gentle rollers, perfect for learning to surf on. As with ot…
Gallery in Puerto de la Cruz

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

The first contemporary art museum to open in Spain, dating from 1953, this well-displayed collection includes outstanding foreign, Spanish and Canarian artists such as Will Faber, Óscar Domínguez and César Manrique.…
Castle in Puerto de la Cruz

Castillo de San Felipe

This modest but imposing castle located beside Playa Jardín plays host to a variety of temporary art exhibitions over two levels, plus regular theatre and dance performances. There is also a grand piano on the groun…
Historic Building in Puerto de la Cruz

Casa de la Aduana

Built in 1620, Puerto de la Cruz' imposing old customs house is home to the tourist office as well as a fine contemporary-art museum. There are also quality arts and crafts for sale.
Monastery in Puerto de la Cruz

Ermita de San Juan

Built between 1599 and 1608, Ermita de San Juan is the oldest structure in town.