Its gardens open the door to new green spaces full of natural beauty and its steep cliffs offer you a balcony with infinite views over the sea. Everything is set in the Orotava Valley, with El Teide as a great spectator.
Puerto de la Cruz is an ideal place to rest but also to activate your five senses through unique experiences that will make you want to come back.
‘Take the plunge’
The steep cliffs of Puerto de la Cruz are the perfect platform to take the plunge and enjoy a breathtaking ride through the clouds on a paragliding flight.
The gentle trade winds will rock you while you enjoy views of the entire valley and its coastline, with Lago Martiánez and the peak of El Teide as the main landmarks of this natural showcase.
Many companies offer this paragliding experience, so you have several options to pick the flight that best suits your preferences.
‘One step at a time’
Puerto de la Cruz encourages you to leave your car parked, put on comfortable shoes and walk around its 9 kilometers. There is no better way to get to know a place in its full glory than by activating the “walking mode”, and this city is perfect at that.
There are many possibilities before your feet, all you have to do is choose the one that best suits your preferences.
Here are some of our favorite routes:
Beach Martiánez – Beach San Telmo and Batería de Santa Bárbara
In just over half an hour you can walk along this 2-kilometer walk that starts in the city center, on Beach Martiánez towards the Chapel of San Telmo to reach Batería de Santa Bárbara, a fortress that protected locals from pirate and corsair attacks.
Beach Martiánez-Beach El Bollullo
In two hours you can cover about 6 kilometers of coastline where the sea and the landscape of banana plantations intermingle, a perfect route also for enjoying birdwatching.
Puerto de la Cruz -San Pedro Viewpoint
This route runs through an area very popular among hikers. The trail, with a length of about 12 kilometers, invites you to take a coastal path with enviable views of the north coast.
If two wheels are your thing, Puerto de la Cruz awaits you to explore its corners wherever they take you.
Puerto de la Cruz has all the services you need to adapt your trip to cycle tourism and let yourself go, as it was the first city in the Canary Islands to achieve the Cycling-Friendly status.
Enjoy a full experience in the coastal city on board your bike, as its infrastructures and services are adapted to your needs.
‘Ride the waves’
Enjoy your favourite sport even without a wetsuit. The mild temperatures of Puerto de la Cruz invite you to dive into its waters all year round.
Beach Martiánez is one of the most popular beaches for experienced surfers and amateurs. Located at the end of the promenade and right next to Lago Martiánez, it offers superb conditions for riding the waves.
Playa Jardín, and in particular the beach closest to San Felipe Castle, also offers surfing areas all year round. Furthermore, this beach offers all the services and amenities for a perfect day on the waves.
Several companies offer board rentals, as well as beginners’ and advanced courses for all ages.
‘Dive into a sea of possibilities’
Puerto de la Cruz is primarily a city open to the sea and all the possibilities it has to offer. Not only can you swim or surf, but also dive, snorkel and even kayak along the coast.
Are you ready to explore the treasures hidden under the sea?
Dive into an underwater adventure and open your eyes to another world full of sheer walls, volcanic caves, shipwrecks and a wonderful amount of fish that will welcome you as you pass by.
If you prefer to dive closer to the surface, put on your goggles and snorkel.
If the surface is more your thing, explore the Atlantic aboard a kayak along the most hidden spots off of Puerto de la Cruz’s coastline.
Several companies are available to organize the activity of your choice and get you ready for a day of adventure by the sea.