Puerto de la Cruz is a city of experiences brimming with art, culture and history wherever you look. Each area has its special features that we will analyze below so you can organize your next visit.
Coastal areas of Puerto de la Cruz
As you already know, Puerto de la Cruz is a city that loves the sea, this being one of its main elements.
Historical centre of Puerto de la Cruz
The old town is mainly pedestrian, which is ideal for walking and enjoy the city and its leisure areas. You will also find treasures such as the La Peña de Francia Church, San Telmo Beach (awarded the Blue Flag status) or the emblematic Plaza del Charco, historical meeting place for the city’s inhabitants.
At one of the ends, after San Telmo Promenade, you will find the Martiánez Area, with the famous Martiánez Lake and its adjacent Martiánez Beach, all embraced by a large number of hotels and the cliffs protecting this area.
It is a pleasant area to walk and enjoy the proximity of the sea once you reach the Martiánez Beach.
Playa Jardín Area
At the end of Playa Jardín area, you will find Punta Brava beach and neighborhood, one of the oldest in the city, where a large part of the inhabitants of Puerto de la Cruz live, and where the famous Loro Parque is located.
High areas of Puerto de la Cruz
In the highest part of Puerto de la Cruz we find two places that are worth visiting.
Taoro area with its emblematic park
A place for sport, rest and meditation is the emblematic Taoro Park located on a small mountain, a lung within the city from which you can see all the beauty of Puerto de la Cruz and the sea.
La Paz area
It is a residential area and from one of its viewpoints you can see the Martiánez area. In its surroundings you can also find one of the most important places of Puerto de la Cruz, the Botanical Garden.