Puerto de la Cruz is Tenerife's most visited site, and due to its favored climate one of the most visited towns of Spain all the year through. Its picturesque townscape alone makes it worth a visit, but there are many attractions more:
The famous Costa Martianez with its large artificial pond and most original sculptures. This outstanding example of coastal transformation combines elements of traditional architecture with natural vegetation and was created by the great Canarian architect Cesar Manrique.
Loro Park is another main attraction. Its name comes from the numberless parrots in those beautiful tropical gardens, but most impressive are certainly the spectacular performances of dolphins.
Highly interesting as well is the park Jardín de Aclimatación, between Puerto de la Cruz and Orotava, which was created in 18th century and offers a great variety of plants from all the world.
Worth visiting are as well the navigation museum Museo Naval de la Casa Iriarte, the fortress Castillo de San Felipe and the church Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia.