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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…
Top Choice Canarian in Puerto de la Cruz

Tito’s Bodeguita

Despite the mildly offputting 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 are a de…
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…
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 …
Religious in Puerto de la Cruz

San Juan

Held on the eve of the saint’s day. Bonfires light the sky and, in a throwback to Guanche times, goats are driven for a dip in the sea off Playa Jardín.
Cultural in Puerto de la Cruz

Fiesta de los Cacharros

Held in Puerto de la Cruz (and Taganana), this is a quaint festival where children rush through the streets, dragging behind them a string of old pots, kettles, pans, car spares, tin cans – just about anything that …
Mediterranean in Puerto de la Cruz

Restaurante Mil Sabores

Styling itself as a temple to modern Mediterranean cooking, this flash restaurant has the looks and the tastes down to a fine art. What sort of things can you expect to find on the menu? How about a prawn lollipop w…
Vegetarian in Puerto de la Cruz

El Limón

A bright vegetarian restaurant with a menu consisting of veggie burgers, seitan kebabs, salads and fresh fruit juices, among others. It also does a good-value set-lunch menu (€10) and the clientele is almost exclusi…
Spanish in Puerto de la Cruz

Restaurante Magnolia

Close to the botanical gardens, this highly regarded restaurant, inside a glass conservatory–style building, brings the sublime flavours of Spain’s Catalonia region to the Canaries. Catalonia is widely regarded as h…