Puerto de la Cruz is the second largest tourist town in Tenerife and is very ideal for family holidays in Canary Islands and Tenerife.
The lushness of the gardens and the agreeable atmosphere are very special features of Puerto de la Cruz that the resort has many lively places to stroll around.
As for nightlife in Puerto de la Cruz; the streets near the Plaza del Charco and the promenade are the most lively areas of entertainment and lively nights where holidaymakers may eat at any of the many open air restaurants and enjoy the lively bars and cafes.
Puerto de la Cruz offers much to its visitors. There are many great things to do in Puerto de la Cruz.
Lago Martianez is one the greatest attractions in Puerto de la Cruz. Lago Martianez is the series of seawater pools conceived by the Canary artist Cesar Manrique that forms an extraordinary spot for bathing and resting in the sun.
Another attraction is the Loro Parque (Loro Park) located on the outskirts of the city the botanical gardens and a visit to the Loro Parque (Loro Park) is a must for especially the nature lovers. The botanical gardens founded in 1788 harbour an enormous number of trees and plants from every corner of the world. The Loro Park is a tropical garden with the largest collection of parrots in the world, a parrot show and an excellent dolphinarium.
As for places to visit and see in Puerto de la Cruz; the town houses a number of buildings of great historical and artistic value such as the church of Nuestra Senora de la Pena, the Ermita de San Telmo Chapel, San Felipe Castle, la casa de la Aduana (Customs House) and the old quay where small fishing boats are still moored.
As for beaches in Puerto de la Cruz; the resort has small beaches of volcanic sand and the Playa Jardin beach and Playa Martianez beach are the best beaches in Puerto de la Cruz for the beachgoers.
As for accommodation in Puerto de la Cruz; it is kind of a different from most of the other holiday resorts in Tenerife since hotels predominate over apartments.