Puerto de la Cruz is unlike the tourist destinations of southern part of Tenerife island: it has not only a different climate, but also a completely different atmosphere.
The town is lives its daily life: office workers hurry for lunch, people gossip at the Plaza del Charco and young people date dates in the shade of the palm trees brought from Cuba, students skip classes, seniors gradually tap dominoes in inconspicuous eateries remembering how Don Miguel from the next street won EUR 300 in a lottery and has been treating everyone to beer all week...
And it seems they all have absolutely nothing to do with tourists, whom there are a lot in the town. And the tourists have no choice but to accept the rules and for a time being to become a part of the city. This peaceful neighborhood is the modest charm of Puerto de la Cruz.
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As the ocean in the northern part of the island is not as friendly as in the south a complex of large pools with sea water and islands of volcanic lava - Lago Martianez was built on the embankment and have became one of the attractions of the city.
Other places worth seeing are:
- The famous Loro Park where you can see trained killer whales and self-sufficient penguins
- Botanical garden founded back in 1788 by decree of the Spanish king
- The pedestrian promenade - an essential attribute of any resort
- Augustine Betancourt bust at the church opposite the Hotel Monopol (a talented engineer and inventor, and a direct descendant of a conquistador Jean Betancourt, this native of the town spent the last 17 years of his life in Russia, where he made the water conduit in Tsarskoe Selo)
Puerto de la Cruz is a town which you have to visit at least once, imbued with its laid-back spirit take a leisurely wander down the neat streets of the Old City, take a seat at a table in a restaurant, where instead of the radio a violin plays. Feel the differences with Booked.net.