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 Flag.
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 Loro Parque and the huge water park Lago Martiánez (photo above). Puerto de la Cruz also has one of the most prestigious casinos in Spain.
Puerto de la Cruz map