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Puerto De La Cruz is situated on the northern part of the island and is one of the most visited and most popular holiday destinations on Tenerife. One of the reasons for the big popularity of this resort is its perfect location. The town is in the wonderful green region of Orotava Valley.
Here you will find fantastic green landscapes and stunning tropical vegetation everywhere around you. Since Puerto De La Cruz is in the northern part of the island, there is more rainfall here than in the other places. February and November are the rainiest months, while September and October are almost always clear and sunny. Summer months of June, July and August can sometimes have cloudy, but still really hot days. The summer temperatures can go up to the mid 30s C, while in winter the temperature never drops below 20 C.
Hundreds of thousands tourists visit Puerto De La Cruz each year, but the resort still kept its traditional Canarian charm and character. This place is known as a sophisticated vacation resort for more delicate tourists that seek something special. It has many fancy restaurants, elegant squares and trendy modern streets. Many Spanish people use this resort as their main destination for spending a holiday.
Playa Jardín is the main beach in Puerto De La Cruz. It is a wide beach, stretching for over one kilometer and it has black, volcanic sand. There are many facilities on the beach, together with self-serving restaurant and beautiful gardens in the back.
Old Town is definitely a place to visit as well as the old harbor area, where you will find many narrow streets and some nice cafés. There are also many trendy boutiques and other shops in the resort. Church of Nuestra Señora de La Peña de Francía is the main church in Puerto De La Cruz, dating back from the 17th century. It has a fantastic interior and is well worth a visit. Former Hotel Taoro is another great place to see. It dates from the 19th century and is situated on a volcanic site around beautiful botanic gardens. It offers stunning views on the whole town and there are some beautiful waterfall cascades on the front side of the hotel. Behind the hotel there are cactus gardens, palm trees and rock gardens.
There is also a café where you can eat lunch or have a drink while enjoying great views. In its prime days, Hotel Taoro was a place where famous writer Agatha Christie and Sir Winston Churchill used to come.
Lago Martiánez is a great place to visit if you like water fun activities. It is a water park complex of seven different pools around one big central lake. The lake is surrounded with beautiful tropical gardens, which makes it ideal spot for relaxing. It is a really nice place for a daytime family fun.
Loro Parque is another must-visit place. It is a fantastic animal park, where you will find thousands of palm trees, many different exotic species of parrots, as well as whales, gorillas, tigers, lions, flamingos and many more. It will take you more than one full day to explore this amazing park.