The history of this city is linked to the history of travel, experience, and tourism. Appreciate what countless illustrious travelers lived when they were in Puerto de la Cruz, is highlight the corners with the charm of this place. The north simply could not be more different to the south of the island which is more commercial.
Characters recognized and historical landfall in Puerto de la Cruz: Alexander Von Humboldt, who discovered a green territory chaired by El Teide. Or Agatha Christie, who stayed in the old hotel Taoro, attracted by the British glamor of the city. Also writers such as William Wilde and Sir Richard Burton. André Breton, whom the curator of contemporary art brought Eduardo Westerdahl, who donated his collection to the Museum of the city that bears his name, to make the first international exhibition of the Surrealists. Or the Beatles, who walked by Martianez Beach and the Lido.
Botany, landscape and climate have made this area a special place to be, to enjoy cafes in places such as the beautiful cliff, Garden of lilies; the Sitio Litre, where you can still have an English tea in a 19th-century Garden of orchids, or the Taoro Park, with a wonderful view of the sunset over the city.
Of all, there is a place that characterizes to Puerto de la Cruz, which is the tip of the wind, at the beginning of the Paseo de San Telmo, ‘Where the air goes back’. ‘ Combination of wind and salt, natural to the high seas, which at one point is made water, waves, total purity of the streams: the smell of the sea .’
The historic Puerto de la Cruz, pedestrian, with more than 140 buildings and large protected houses, is interspersed with a legacy of hotel architecture in a height of the years 60′. An open commercial area next to the sea, a lush subtropical gardens and a volcanic seafront which fills the city of the smell of saltpeter and beat Bravo Atlantic Ocean from Martiánez until Punta Brava. A botanical garden created by Carlos III. Loro Parque Zoo enclosure of higher level of Spain, a world leader. Port Street Art, new Museum of Contemporary art in the open air. A complex of swimming pools – the Martiánez Lake – and a beach – beach garden – designed by the brilliant artist César Manrique. And the beach of Martianez, specializing in surfing activities and the arrival of gliders.
The possibilities for sports and activities in nature are here very spacious. In addition, Puerto de la Cruz is the ideal place to start and do baptisms sports safely, by land, sea and air. Go for the activities you know and those that do not know: caving, interpreted volcanoes and stargazing in the cleanest European sky.
And all this joins the privileged situation of Puerto de la Cruz on the island to discover its major attractions, including the Teide and the city of La Laguna, two world heritage of humanity by UNESCO, which is only half an hour. La Lauguna is famous for it’s nightlife & student scene.
All these assets allow a custom vacation, with many combinations, and thus propose a different stay the traveler. If you want a holiday here, look at the Private Holiday website.