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Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife, Canary Islands


Puerto de la Cruz is one of the most popular holiday resorts in Tenerife. It is also the second largest holiday resort on the island and located on the north part of the island.

This historic town is a great holiday resort and well known especially by the British holidaymakers. Ideal destination especially for family holidays. There are numerous sights and tourist attractions in the region.

Attractions & Things to Do & See in Puerto de la Cruz
One of the greatest attractions of Puerto de la Cruz is the Lago Martianez. It is a series of seawater pools conceived by the Canary artist Cesar Manrique that forms an extraordinary spot for bathing and resting in the sun for the holidaymakers. Harmonizing his architecture with the exotic. The beach of Lago Martinez is well built one including the sea water pools, palm trees and fountains. It is the nicest one of the Tenerife beaches.

Puerto de la Cruz houses a number of buildings of great historical and artistic value worth a visit and see. They include; the church of Nuestra Señora de la Peña, the Ermita de San Telmo (ermita; hermitage chapel), San Felipe Castle, la casa de la Aduana (Customs House) and the old quay where small fishing boats are still moored.

As for the beaches in Puerto de la Cruz; besides the Lago Martinez beach, Puerto de la Cruz has also small beaches of volcanic sand and the best ones are the Jardin and Martianez beaches.

On the outskirts of the city; the botanical gardens and the Loro Park are a must especially for the nature lovers. The botanical gardens founded in 1788 and hosts big number of trees and plants from every corner of the world. Loro Park is another tropical garden with the largest collection of parrots in the world. It also has a parrot show and an excellent dolphinarium.

Loro Parque of the parrots, the gardens and banana plantation of Bananera El Guanche, botanical gardens and beaches are the popular nearby attractions in Puerto de la Cruz.

Variety of restaurants, shops, boutiques, clubs, bars, British pubs and lively nightlife is enjoyable in Puerto de la Cruz.


Accommodation & Hotels in Puerto de la Cruz
There are wide range of hotels for every budget in Puerto de la Cruz to chose from. The accommodation offered in Puerto de la Cruz is different from the other holiday towns in Tenerife that the hotels predominate over apartments. See Puerto de la Cruz hotels >>>


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