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 in which to while away an afternoon smelling the roses. As well as the major …
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 are met by a sweeping lawn punctuated with tables and chairs, citrus trees, and tropical plants, like birds of paradise and poinsettias. In the hist…
Zoo in Puerto de la Cruz

Loro Parque

Travelling around Tenerife, the Loro Parque flag is so ubiquitous that you could be forgiven for thinking they sponsor Tenerife. But we’ll give them their dues because where else can you see over 350 species of parr…
Gardens in Puerto de la Cruz

Sitio Litre Garden

This delighful garden is exquisitely laid out with walkways, fountains, tropical and subtropical plants and flowers, plus the oldest drago (dragon) tree in town. The highlight is, naturally enough, the orchid walk t…
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 …
Historic Building in Puerto de la Cruz

Casa Iriarte

This mid-18th-century mansion, once the home of intellectual Tomás de Iriarte, and the site of clandestine political meetings, has seen better days. There used to be a modest naval museum upstairs which was closed a…
Square in Puerto de la Cruz

Plaza Charco

The translation for this magnificent central square is Puddle Plaza, named because it used to flood from the sea every time there was a storm. Shaded by Indian laurel trees and Canary palms, it's the town's meeting-…
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 such outstanding foreign, Spanish and Canarian artists as Will Faber, Óscar Domínguez and César Manrique.…
Castle in Puerto de la Cruz

Castillo de San Felipe

This modest castle located beside Playa Jardín, plays host to a variety of temporary art exhibitions and regular theatre and dance performances. It was closed for refurbishment at research time, however; check at th…
Beach in Puerto de la Cruz

Playa Martiánez

The long sandy Playa Martiánez is located at the eastern end of town. A large jetty filters down the anger of Atlantic swells and turns them into mere gentle rollers, perfect for learning to surf on. The beach itsel…