Best Things to Do in Puerto de La Cruz Tenerife
Things to Do in Puerto de La Cruz: This is the main tourist centre of the north of the island.
A cosmopolitan town with the giant artificial Lago Martianez, work of the international artist Cesar Manrique.
Top class hotels, modern and functional, provided with all the amenities that could be wished for.
In Puerto de la Cruz can be found continental and international restaurants and also those specialising in the regional gastronomy, night clubs, coffee bars, flamenco dancing and all kinds of amusement spots.
The seat of many national international conventions, Puerto de la Cruz is varied and picturesque, and has a special attraction, perhaps owing to the co-existence of the ultramodern and traditional.
The town, having grown from a small fishing village, has an authentic flavor with typical corners like San Telmo, Casa de la Aduana, Castillo de San Felipe, the muelle (small fishing harbour), the suburbs of la Ranilla, San Amaro and San Antonio, Parque del Taoro, where the modern gaming Casino is situated.
Also where the gardens have been landscaped to include waterfalls and fountains.
La Paz and its botanical gardens, which date from 1788 contain plant species from the five continents.
There are various churches that are worth visiting, also the Castillo de San Felipe and the Real Aduana, cinemas, tennis courts and olympic swimming pools.
It is a starting point of excursions to all parts of the island, with various bus lines, taxis and car hire available.
The most famous fiestas are the Carnival, six weeks before Easter each year and the patron saints day, that take place in July, in honour of the Gran Poder de Dios and La Virgen del Carmen.
One thing is for sure, if you are planning a holiday to Puerto de la Cruz, you wont run out of things to see and do!
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