Puerto de la
Puerto de la
Cruz is the most popular tourist resort in
the north of Tenerife.
The beach Playa Jardin
Lanzarote-born artist César Manrique is the
talent behind Playa Jardín, the picturesque
main beach in Puerto de la Cruz.
The beach has recently been completely
redeveloped with soft, dark-coloured
volcanic sand extracted from the seabed. The
result is a fabulous one kilometre long beach
lined with beautiful tropical gardens, hence
the name 'garden beach'.
The water is clear and the swimming area is
protected by breakwaters.
Beach facilities include several sections
with sun beds, parasols, showers and
toilets. The beach is one of eight beaches
in Tenerife awarded with the European Blue
Soft sand and calm water make Playa Jardin a
good choice for families with children.
There are a great selection of
restaurants/cafés close to the beach.
The resort Puerto de la Cruz
Year after year, the former fishing village
of Puerto de la Cruz is a favorite amongst
visitors to Tenerife.
It has retained a great deal of its original
architecture and charm. Especially in the
narrow streets of the pretty Old Town, which
are lined with traditional colonial-style
restaurants, cafés and bars.
Puerto de la Cruz is known for its many
festivals. The most famous being the annual
carnival in February and the Sardine
Festival in July.
Popular attractions in Puerto de la Cruz
include the animal adventure park
Parque and the huge water park Lago
Martiánez. Puerto de la Cruz also has one of
the most prestigious casinos in Spain.