What to see in Puerto de la Cruz, itinerary including the main places of interest, including Lake Martianez, water park, botanical garden and historic center.
Puerto de la Cruz is located on the northern coast of Tenerife, the largest island of the Canary archipelago, very popular for holidays.
The beautiful resort, located on the coast of the fertile Valle de La Orotava, at the foot of the Teide volcano, was chosen by the British in the late 1800s as a tourist destination and has developed considerably over time, attracting an important tourist flow throughout the during the year, above all thanks also to the always mild climate.
On the shores of the ocean is the complex of the pools of Lake Martianez, containing salt water and designed by the Lanzarote artist Cesar Manrique.
One of the main attractions of Puerto de la Cruz is the park, where you can admire an Aquatic Park and a Zoo, where animals can move freely and where the largest collection of parrots in the world is located.
A visit to the city's Botanical Garden is recommended for fans of tropical plants.
In the well-preserved historic center, which extends around the Plaza de El Charco, you can see the characteristic architectures of Casa Miranda, Casa de la Aduana, the Marquesa hotel and the religious structures of the Church de la Pena de Francia and the Hermitage of San Telmo.
The most famous festivals in Puerto de la Cruz are the Carnival and patronal festivals that take place during the month of July.