Puerto de la Cruz is a beautiful town worth enjoying the views from many corners. But there are some more privileged, where you can enjoy its spectacular beauty with even more intensity.
We would like to present the main viewpoints of Puerto de la Cruz where you can enjoy this wonderful city.
Mirador de la Paz
If you read past articles from our blog, you know that among the famous people who have visited Puerto de la Cruz, one of the most important is the writer Agatha Christie. She found in this city a welcoming place to spend hard times of her life, and some of the landscapes inspired her to write some of her novels. Precisely the area of the Mirador de la Paz is a landscape that inspired the writer. She has a statue in her honor, in recognition of the stay and influence in the city.
From the Mirador de la Paz, which is arguably the most known of Puerto de la Cruz, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the beach Martiánez and Lake Martiánez. It is a residential area. The only downside is that you may find it a little abandoned, but nevertheless, the spectacular views are worthwhile being enjoyed. In addition, near the area of the Mirador de la Paz, there is also the hermitage of San Amaro.
You should also know that the most tourists agree that the best time of day to visit the Mirador de la Paz is dusk, to witness a spectacular sunset in the late hours of Puerto de la Cruz.
Mirador de Alexander Von Humboldt
Like Agatha Christie, Alexander Von Humboldt was also a historical figure who left a big footprint in the history of Puerto de la Cruz. That is why this spectacular viewpoint located in the Orotava Valley was dedicated in his honor. From here you can watch the breathtaking scenery, not only the valley itself, but also Puerto de la Cruz.
It is a fairly well-conditioned lookout, which opened in 2010. Here can be found for the enjoyment of all visitors: restaurant, cafe, toilets, a souvenir shop for all tourists who want to take a souvenir of this place, tourist information, terrace, and most importantly, a stunning panorama that goes from Puerto de la Cruz, to Los Realejos, small remote villages in the mountains, Icod, and the majestic Teide reigning over the whole island Tenerife.
To reach the Mirador de Alexander Von Humboldt, simply go north on the highway and take the exit number 32, later to be heading towards Cuesta de la Villa, on the road Camino el Pinito.
Lookouts in Parque Taoro
On another occasion we talked about everything you can find in the Taoro Park. Among its many attractions, you should know that it is also a place from which to enjoy some nice views to Puerto de la Cruz.
Places to enjoy in Puerto de la Cruz
But to enjoy the city and its wonderful views, you do not always have to do it from the top. We also recommend you to sit on a bench in a central area of Puerto de la Cruz, such as the Plaza del Charco, and just stop and watch the people. Not only tourists but also the inhabitants of the city, their emotions, their daily routines, their love and kindness. Sometimes it is more important knowing the city and its people and their way of life, than knowing their landscapes. It will certainly be an experience to add to your future visit to Puerto de la Cruz.
In the Apartments Ambassador we will be happy to welcome you and you can enjoy all the wonderful experiences that can provide you a city like Puerto de la Cruz.