Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Issues to do in Puerto de la Cruz within the Canary Islands

Puerto de la Cruz is situated on the Northern a part of the island of Tenerife and is a part of the Canary Islands (Spain).

The town is thought for tourism, but additionally for the various Northern Europeans who stay within the metropolis to outlive the chilly climate season in Northern Europe.

Associated Learn: Information to the Canary Islands

Earlier than you go… right here is an summary:

The place to remain in Puerto de la Cruz

10 Attention-grabbing Issues to do in Puerto de la Cruz

1. Go to the Second Finest Zoo on the planet: Loro Parque

In case you are visiting Tenerife, then this place is a should to go to. Loro Parque is fingers down among the best zoos I’ve been to.

The zoo has an in depth and numerous reserve of animal and plant species. You possibly can see completely different creatures within the park as an example: chimpanzees, gorillas, sea lions, otters, jaguars, tigers, alligators, flamingos, unique fish, piranhas, sea horses, and numerous sharks.

Subsequent to this, the zoo gives completely different exhibits through the day. This contains sea lion exhibits, dolphin exhibits, parrot exhibits and orca exhibits. The ocean lion, dolphin and orca exhibits are actually sensible.

Loro Parque was awarded by Journey Advisor as the primary finest zoo in Europe and the second finest zoo of the world.

You possibly can order your ticket on-line now, so that you don’t have to attend in line on the field workplace.

Worth: €42
Opening Hours:
09:30 – 17:00
Free cancellation as much as 24 hours prematurely.
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Loro Parque has all of it – this beautiful attraction in Spain boasts the biggest dolphin tank in Europe, a tunnel beneath a shark tank and the biggest penguin enclosure on the planet. It’s additionally certainly one of solely two parks in Europe the place you possibly can see orcas!

Along with the fascinating sea creatures, there are additionally the standard animal species to find – from chimpanzees and gorillas to majestic lions and tigers, reptiles, bugs and far more. Hottest, nevertheless, are the colourful parrots that deliver the park to life with their brightly coloured plumage and melodious songs.

With a robust dedication to animal welfare and environmental sustainability, a go to is as thrilling as it’s eco-friendly!

Loro Parque
Loro Parque

Tip 1 for visiting Loro Parque

Whenever you enter the park you should buy a ticket for the ‘Discovery Tour’ together with or excluding lunch (you can even purchase the ticket on-line earlier than you go). That is undoubtedly value a purchase. I purchased this additional ticket and received a personal tour within the ’worker solely’ elements of the zoo.

Throughout this tour I visited the sleeping advanced of the Gorillas, realized in regards to the meals and conduct of the Gorillas, visited the water purification advanced of the penguins and visited the day advanced of the Orcas. The non-public tour on the advanced of the Orcas was superb. Throughout the present you will notice the Orcas from above, however through the tour you’ll go down in a posh and might watch the Orcas behind a window. Through this, you possibly can see the Orcas on the identical top as you. The Orcas are very curious animals and can come usually to the window to work together with you.

I’ve by no means been that near an enormous creature just like the Orca. It was superb! In case you additionally need to expertise this, I like to recommend you go to the zoo within the early morning or ask the ticket desk for the Discovery tour, as a result of the later you’ll enter the zoo, the upper the possibility that the tickets for this particular tour shall be bought out.

Tip 2 for visiting Loro Parque

Each 20 minutes a free specific practice departs from Reyes Católicos (metropolis middle Puerto de La Cruz) to Loro Parque. The final practice leaves at 17.45 from Loro Parque.

Information about Loro Parque

  • Loro Parque was awarded by Journey Advisor as the primary finest zoo in Europe and the second finest zoo of the world.
  • The doorway price is round € 42 for adults.
  • Youngsters beneath 6 free entrance.
  • Loro Parque is open from 9.30 AM to five.00 PM from Monday to Sunday.


2. Watch the Sundown or Sunbathe at Playa de Jardin

Have you ever ever imagined what paradise may appear to be? A sunny sandy seaside, shimmering turquoise waters, unique crops and effervescent waterfalls – perhaps like this?

Then it is best to undoubtedly go to Puerto de la Cruz within the north of Tenerife. Right here one can find the gorgeous seaside of Playa Jardin. The seaside is black and the ocean is deep blue. The encircling space is characterised by lush vegetation.

Playa de Jardin is the largest and nicest seaside of Puerto de la Cruz.

Playa de Jardin means ´Backyard Seashore´ in English. The seaside is surrounded by palm bushes and completely different sorts of flora.

On the seaside one can find black sand. There’s one large restaurant the place you possibly can have lunch or purchase drinks and snacks. On the seaside are solar beds, parasols, showers and bogs obtainable.

Manrique tried to maintain the seaside as pure and wild as doable. He surrounded it with manicured inexperienced areas, a botanical backyard and a speeding waterfall – all in order that beachgoers wouldn’t be disturbed by the noise of the hustle and bustle of Puerto de la Cruz.

Playa Jardin is split into three pure sections by fascinating rock formations: El Castillo, El Charcon and Punta Brava. Synthetic reefs have been constructed within the sea to guard the seaside from the robust waves. Nevertheless, there are additionally open areas for surfers.

There’s additionally a lifeguard, as a result of typically the waves can turn into very excessive, which makes it harmful to swim. When that is the case, a purple flag shall be proven on the seaside.

Playa de Jardin is certainly value a go to. You possibly can sunbathe however it’s also a really good seaside to look at the sundown within the night.

3. Take pleasure in a Day Swimming at El Lago Martianez

El Lago Martianez is an outdoor swimming pool advanced and it actually seems unbelievable! There are 4 large swimming pools and three babies’s swimming pools. The swimming pools are full of filtered sea water.

Points of interest embody a big man-made physique of water surrounded by emerald inexperienced swimming pools, manicured gardens and terraces, and eating places. Breathtaking views of the ocean and the majestic Mount Teide full this distinctive facility.

The park was designed within the Seventies by Lanzarote’s famend artist, César Manrique. He built-in components of conventional Canary Island structure and native flora to create a singular design.

As a historic backyard, Lago Martiánez is taken into account an necessary cultural heritage web site. Folks of all ages will discover leisure to go well with their tastes.

There are 4 swimming pools for adults and three extra for kids, all surrounded by lawns with sunbeds and umbrellas for stress-free.

The advanced additionally affords a number of terraces, kiosks, eating places and, since 2006, a on line casino – the right complement to a day of solar and sea views.

Information about El Lago Martianez

  • El Lago Martiánez was awarded by Journey Advisor because the second finest aquatic park in Europe in 2014.
  • The doorway price is round €5.50 for adults and € 2.50 for teenagers as much as 10 years.
  • El Lago Martiánez  is open from 10AM to 5PM from Monday to Sunday.
Fountain in Lago Martianez at Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife, Spain.
Fountain in Lago Martianez at Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife, Spain.

4. See the Skyline of Puerto de La Cruz

On prime of the Martianez cliffs, you possibly can see a spectacular view of Puerto de La Cruz.

The point of view is behind resort ‘Puerto de la Cruz’. You must stroll some stairs, however the view is superb.

Puerto skyline

5. Go to La Plaza del Charco Throughout the Day or Night time

Plaza del Charco is an enormous sq. within the centre of Puerto de la Cruz.

Plaza del Charco has lengthy been probably the most well-liked locations within the municipality. This particular standing shouldn’t be just for vacationers, but additionally for locals and residents of the Canary Islands. In Spain and the Canary Islands, life is lived outside, and so is Plaza del Charco.

Numerous vacationers come right here to benefit from the idyll and admire the gorgeous palm bushes and different subtropical crops. The locals like to walk alongside the promenade or drink their cortado (espresso) and watch the colourful hustle and bustle. Some {couples} sit in love on the benches across the fountain with the gorgeous water plant in the midst of the plaza.

Proper in the midst of the plaza, subsequent to the fountain, there may be additionally a kids’s playground and the Cafe Dinamico – for a few years an insider’s assembly place in Puerto de La Cruz.

Across the Plaza del Charco are quite a few cafes, bars, eating places, ice cream parlors, fragrance retailers, trend boutiques and far more. Right here you possibly can eat, drink, stroll, store – simply calm down.

Within the evenings there’s a lot occurring: evening owls among the many younger vacationers or locals meet within the Hannen Pub or within the cozy Coloration Cafe for a beer or a cocktail.

The identify “Plaza del Charco” comes from a seawater pool that was in the midst of the sq.. Though the plaza has been redesigned lately, the fountain pool with a taro plant, the birch figs and a few spectacular palm bushes have been preserved.

Plaza del Charco
Plaza del Charco

6. Rejoice Carnival like You Have By no means Performed Earlier than

It’s superb to have a good time Carnival in Tenerife.

Often the carnival is round February and the most effective place to have a good time carnival is in Santa Cruz. The celebration of carnival in Santa Cruz is second solely to carnival in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil on the world social gathering stage. Subsequent to Santa Cruz, you can even have a good time carnival very effectively in Puerto de la Cruz.

The parades are unbelievable to see and there are various avenue events. Whenever you go to the middle within the night, one can find stay music and other people dancing in all places.

The environment is unbelievable. Subsequent to the dressing up, the carnival in Tenerife have some particular traditions like:

  1. The boys have to decorate up like a feminine. Sure, you learn it accurately. Many of the males will gown up like a feminine. They’ll borrow the garments and sneakers of their feminine companions.
  2. Throughout the day there are humorous occasions like heel operating.
  3. On Ash Wednesday, the ‘burial of the sardine’ will happen. On the seaside on the outdated harbor of Puerto de la Cruz is an enormous papier maché sardine. Throughout the evening, this shall be burnt and the occasion ends with fireworks.
  4. The ‘gran cosa apoteosis’ (the Carnival closing parade) may be very humorous to attend. Throughout the parade, huevos tacos (that are eggshell and fabric balls held collectively by paste) are thrown onto the passing parade from home windows and balconies.


7. Go to the Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanico)

Jardin Botanico (Botanical Gardens) is situated in Puerto de La Cruz.

It’s a very large backyard with distinctive crops and bushes from all around the globe. Virtually each plant and tree is labeled with the identify of the plant or tree in numerous languages.

From the Canary Islands to New Caledonia, one can find native crops and animals, however the spotlight is undoubtedly the quite a few palm bushes. Every of those imposing palms is positioned amongst quite a lot of native crops.

Notably spectacular are the Caribbean crops that characterize the botanical backyard of their variety. A go to wouldn’t be full and not using a have a look at the flowering baobabs.

Furthermore, there’s a beautiful and peaceable pond in the back of the gardens. This backyard is an effective place to calm down and spend one or two hours of the day.

There isn’t any restaurant within the backyard, so deliver some water and meals with you. Throughout the backyard, are a few eating places the place you possibly can have a scrumptious lunch or dinner.

Information in regards to the Botanical Gardens

Or you could take an tour “Los Guanches Coast”. There shall be 2 stops: Botanical Gardens (Admission included) and Playa El Bollullo. 

8. Playa de Martianez

This seaside is between the Martiánez cliffs and the Costa Martiánez advanced.

Like a lot of the seashores within the north of Tenerife and Puerto de la Cruz, Playa Martiánez has black sand with pebbles.

The seaside is artificially created and guarded by breakwaters at a 90 diploma angle to the Atlantic. Surfers admire this association as a result of, relying on the swell, there are ultimate situations for inexperienced persons and superior surfers.

In comparison with the gorgeous Playa Jardin, the primary seaside of town, Playa Martiánez is by far not as large and comfortable. The precise stretch of seaside is comparatively slim, however affords loads of house for sunbathing.

Generally it may be troublesome to enter the water with out concern, because the waves at Playa Martiánez will be fairly excessive. Nonetheless, that is the right place to benefit from the sea and take spectacular images.

Nonetheless, the seaside affords all of the facilities you’d anticipate in a metropolis like Puerto de la Cruz. You possibly can get pleasure from culinary delights proper on the promenade, only a stone’s throw away from the seaside life.

The view of the evergreen northern coast is breathtaking.

A part of the small black sand seaside is open to the ocean, whereas one other half is partially protected by breakwaters. This gives optimum situations for surfers and bodyboarders.

No surprise that there’s a surf faculty right here that caters for each inexperienced persons and professionals.

Particularly bodyboarders like to return to this seaside to make the most of the fixed waves.

Playa Martiánez shouldn’t be all the time guarded and will be difficult as a result of some rocks within the water and unpredictable currents.

For that reason, there may be often a purple flag on this seaside prohibiting swimming. This can be a disgrace as a result of it’s certainly one of my favourite seashores.

Listed below are some actions close by:

Playa de Martianez
Playa de Martianez

9. Go to the Outdated Castillo de San Felipe

Castillo de San Felipe is a really small outdated fort (stays of chateau) situated subsequent to Playa de Jardin.

You possibly can take a look inside and browse in regards to the historical past of the fort. It isn’t very attention-grabbing to go to, however if you happen to go to Playa de Jardin, it’s value to have fast look inside this fort. You’ll cross it anyway.

The Castillo de San Felipe, constructed within the mid-Seventeenth century, is situated west of town middle and as soon as served as a protection towards pirates.

In the present day it hosts exhibitions and cultural occasions that enliven the defiant constructing.

The Castillo de San Felipe was constructed between 1641 and 1655 within the form of an irregular pentagon. It was initially composed of two elements: The inland half was a two-story constructing with storerooms and a commander’s condominium, whereas the seaward half was a one-story constructing designed as an open cannon courtyard. Throughout a restoration within the twentieth century, these buildings have been modified in order that San Felipe now seems as a steady two-story constructing. The fortress is now used for exhibitions and numerous occasions.

From the Castillo there’s a magnificent view of Playa Jardín (Backyard Seashore) and you’ll start a six-kilometer coastal hike to Mirador San Pedro.

San Felipe Castle in Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerifa, Spain.
San Felipe Fort in Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerifa, Spain.

10. Go to the Outdated Harbor

If in case you have finished the 9 issues above and you continue to have power left to discover town, you could possibly additionally go to the outdated harbor of Puerto de la Cruz. It’s situated subsequent to the ‘Plaze del Charco’.

The harbor may be very small and is these days used to swim and fish.

The port of Puerto is a spot that everybody ought to go to. Right here you possibly can meet vacationers, fishermen, sportsmen, divers and locals, all having fun with the distinctive environment of the pier and the port.

Early within the morning, the port comes alive. The fishermen go about their conventional actions and the idyllically moored fishing boats give the pebble seaside a really particular, nearly dreamy environment.

For vacationers and locals alike, the port of Puerto de La Cruz is an actual attraction. Particularly within the night you possibly can benefit from the romantic environment and admire the sundown. Within the morning you possibly can get pleasure from a wide ranging view over the Orotava Valley, excellent for dreaming.

Puerto de la Cruz is a really good metropolis to go to throughout your keep on Tenerife. There are many issues to do and the climate is all the time very good.

In case you prefer to social gathering and want to go to an superior evening membership I like to recommend Limbo to you. This place is unbelievable. Secondly, Blanco can be an excellent bar to have some drinks.

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We additionally advocate hiring a automotive and exploring the roads in Tenerife.

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