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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…
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…
Arts & Crafts in Puerto de la Cruz

Casa de la Aduana

The most comprehensive selection of quality crafts in town. A little pricey but this is no souvenir tat. The range includes classy locally produced jewellery, finely crafted ceramics, stone and glassware, quirky chi…
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…
Concert Venue in Puerto de la Cruz

Abaco

This sumptuous historical mansion, about 1.5km southeast of the town centre, hosts classical-music concerts and traditional Canarian folklore concerts. The interior with its period furniture, original artwork and or…
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…
Clothing in Puerto de la Cruz

Atlantico Shop

The leather goods sold here are sourced in Morocco but, no, the souk tradition of haggling doesn’t apply here. The quality-to-price ratio is good however, and the range is extensive and includes shoes, belts, coats …