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Puerto de la Cruz | Canary Islands

Updated on December 24, 2014

City of Eternal Spring

Puerto de la Cruz, a cosmopolitan, delightful, charming old-colonial town, is located on the north coast of Tenerife, which is often regarded as one of the last remaining paradise islands.

Amuse your senses with the incredible views, amiable climate, friendly people, local wines, and of course, scrumptious seafood! This is the ultimate Spanish holiday destination with sun, sea, and sangria!

Jardin Beach

Jardin Beach
Jardin Beach

Playa Jardin

Black Sand Anyone?

Although the black volcanic sand was millions of years in the making, public layout of Playa Jardin was the brainstorm of Cesar Manrique. The beach stretches 2 kms from Castillo San Felipe to Punta Brava. This incredibly clean beach has something for everyone. If you choose a day at the beach just bring your sunscreen. The beach is well equipped with change rooms, showers, toilets, sun beds and cafes. If you're in the mood for a stroll a good place to start is Castillo San Felipe, a fort originally built to ward off pirate attacks. Saunter along the walkways and be soothed by the gardens and the breeze or just sit, with drink in hand, and be mesmerized by the people and the waves.

Playa Jardin really comes alive on the eve of June 23rd. With three celebrations rolled into one, the observation of summer solstice, the memory of the festivals held by the aboriginal Guanches, and the celebration of San Juan there are no better reasons to party. Huge bonfires are set and the festivities begin with concerts and entertainment and the merriment continues the following day in the harbour with the "bano de las cabras" or bathing of the goats. With the sharing of wine and cheese, there is most certainly dancing in the streets.

The Skinny on Puerto de la Cruz

Although Tenerife has welcomed tourists since the 1880's, Puerto de la Cruz seems to be the only city that has kept and maintained its Canarian style charm. It was trade with the British that sparked tourism and there has been no looking back. Historically, the great climate made it the "it" place for wealthier Europeans seeking a reprieve from winter conditions. Now anyone can enjoy this gem.

Puerto, as it's commonly known by locals, boasts the highest rate of return visits of any resort in the world. Why? Well, this city really does have something for everyone of any age. The locals are friendly and, like some islands around the world, there is a laid back, carefree attitude, even observing siesta. People here work to live, not live to work. This is a fun city where social activities dominate daily life.

Loro Park

Loro Park
Loro Park
Loro Parque
Loro Parque

Loro Parque

The Loro Parque is home to the worlds largest Parrot collection with over 300 species. The park is huge, spanning a whopping 135,000 square meters, the layout is impressive and the grounds are immaculately kept.

Loro Parque's commitment is to rescue and protect animals from all over the world. Many of the animals in the park have been rescued from private owners who kept them illegally and mistreated them. Many creatures on display in the park include chimpanzees, sea lions, gorillas, marmosets, pelicans, iguanas, alligators, flamingos, jaguars, giant tortoises, tigers, exotic fish, including piranhas.

The Loro Parque Express, a complimentary yellow train, operates from Plaza Reyes Catolicos to the park and back again. It runs every 20mins from 9am - 6:45pm. The cost of admission is a little high, 30€ per adult and 19€ for children, but well worth it.

What Is in Loro Park?

An incomparable dolphin show - Dolphinarium, the Parrot Show - Lorovision, Free-Flying Birds, Orca Ocean, Sea-Lion Show, Planet Penguin, Orchid House, the best Aquarium in Europe, sharks viewed from the longest underwater tunnel in the world. Also Tiger Island, Gorilla Jungle, Bat Cave, Gambian Market and Thai Village.

Where in the World is Paradise?

The Macaronesian region, or Macronesia is composed of several Atlantic island groups, and one of them is the Canary Islands, which is a territory of Spain.

Tenerife, the largest island of seven islands in the Canary archipelago, is 320 Km off the Moroccan coast. The island is located at about 28° latitude and it has a surface area of 2,034 Km².

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Situated on the North-Central coast of Tenerife, Puerto de La Cruz is the most popular resort in that area of the Island, just 35 Km from the capital, Santa Cruz.

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Lago Martianez
Lago Martianez

Lago Martianez

The Perfect Combination of Fun, Architecture and the Sea

With inspiration taken from the sea, sky and local geography, Lanzarote architect Cesar Manrique envisioned a "lake". These open-air salt water pools, seven in total, is an exceptional example of public space using local Canarian style architecture, cacti spotted islands made from lava, and sculptures that could only be born from Manrique himself.

It is easy to lose track of time with so much, or so little, to do. Whether you are there for a swim, a stroll, a little sun worshipping, a meal or for the casino, lido Martianez is magical day or night. With the backdrop being either the Teide or the ocean one will never tire of the view.

Costa Martianez

Costa Martianez
Costa Martianez

Plaza del Charco

The Place to Meet!

For generations Plaza del Charco has been the "meeting place". The main square in old Puerto de la Cruz is filled with cafes and surrounded by restaurants. There are newspaper stands, candy vendors and benches all around to rest or to meet.

The plaza is, in every sense of the word, the hub. From its centre, the city branches off onto pedestrian streets. Just a short walk in any direction, and you'll be delighted by quaint stores that carry local handicrafts, cafes and bars, produce stores (the bananas are absolutely delicious), fantastic wine stores and the old harbor.

Charco Square

Charco Square
Charco Square

San Telmo

Rock and Roll

San Telmo is a neighborhood that bridges old Puerto to new Puerto. That "bridge", Paseo San Telmo, is dense with tourists, stores, gelato shops, and restaurants. The hotel lined streets and avenues behind the walkway reach out like arms, encouraging travelers to rest.

Do yourself a favor and walk down a flight of stairs to the natural lava pools and a small pebbly beach. Literally in seconds you can have a quick dip and be refreshed from a hard day of shopping.

On the eastern end of the walkway you will discover San Telmo Ermita. This chapel was founded in 1780 by the Mareantes Guild and dedicated to San Pedro Telmo, patron saint of seamen. The hermitage is a nice contrast to the hotels in the background.

San Telmo Walkway

San Telmo Walkway
San Telmo Walkway

Jardin Botanico

A Worldwide Contribution

Nestled in the Orotava valley, just above Puerto de la Cruz is the "Jardin de Aclimatacion de La Orotava". Jardin Botanico, as it is commonly known, was created in 1788 to acclimatize plants from different places around the world, with the final destination to Europe.

This magnificent garden's flora collection spans five continents and it is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle, and the heat for that matter.

Bring your camera and give yourself the time to truly explore all the species including orchids, birds of paradise, a gigantic banyan tree, palms of all sizes, and the fragrant guavas.

Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden
Botanical Garden

You Can Grow Your Own Palm Trees

Jardin Botanico has more than 150 species of palms. Palm trees are relatively maintenance free and are not significantly bothered by insects and disease. Date Palm - Phoenix Canariensis or Majestic Palm - is the most desirable palm to give a tropical look to any landscape. The trees grow to 50ft tall with leaves up to 20ft long.

Punta Brava

Situated in the old part of Puerto de la Cruz, on the west side of Playa Jardin, Punta Brava emerges. The twisted lava rocks jut out like a chin awaiting a blow. When watching the waves beat against Punta Brava you appreciate its name, Angry Point.

There is something quaint about this old neighborhood; perhaps it is the narrow sidewalks, the colourful houses huddle together, the churches, the fishermen, local restaurants, the beach or it could be the lack of tourists, whatever the reason, Punta Brava should not be missed. Here you get a real taste of Puerto living.

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Angry Point

Angry Point
Angry Point

Find Your Way There

The Rough Guides' Tenerife Directions 2 (Rough Guide Directions)
The Rough Guides' Tenerife Directions 2 (Rough Guide Directions)

The size of this guide, the layout, and most importantly the content, served me so well. I could fit it into any bag. I literally used it on a daily basis!

 

Find Out Where Your Favorite Place Is In Puerto

Gastronomy 101

The belly rules the mind - A Spanish Proverb

There are 4 elements that I use to determine a good dining experience; quality of food, good beer/wine list, service, and ambiance. I can honestly say that 95% of the restaurants or cafes that I ate in met these requirements!

The cuisine of Tenerife combines traditional Spanish recipes with African and Latin-American influences. Popular dishes includes: Canarian style potatoes, Tenerife bananas, Salmorejo chicken or rabbit, and of course, mariscos (seafood).

My favorite places were the smaller, more intimate restaurants where the locals go. As an added bonus I didn't have to wander far to discover some of the best food I have ever tasted.

La Tasquita de Min - Calle Mequinez, 2 (next to the wharf)

This was one of the local restaurants that I kept coming back to. I have never tasted mussels as delicious as I had here and their baked unripe goat cheese is well worth a mention. Benjamin, the owner is always running and the servers, like Mario, were fun. The the wine was nice and the locals kept the place hopping! Best of all, it was only a 2 minute walk from pension Rosa Mari.

Marisqueria El Pescado - Venezuela Ave. C/Uruguay, 5

Just behind the Avenida de Colon (the main promenade in front of Lago Martianez) is the Marisqueria El Pescado. There was what I call a restaurant recruiter (you'll encounter these hard working people along the most visited tourist areas) that convinced me that this particular place had awesome seafood and a nice wine list. Well, he was right. All the seafood that I tasted melted in my mouth and the waitress knew her wine. I have to say that Canarians know seafood! Period.

Can you handle 300 days of sunshine a year?

Monthly Average Temperatures, Rainfall and Sunshine Hours

Pto. de la Cruz has one of the most pleasant climates on the planet, as spring temperatures dominate throughout the year. During the cooler days the thermometer doesn't drop under 15ºC and rarely gets higher than 29ºC on the hotter days. As a result, the year average is a delightful 22ºC.

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Where to Rest Your Weary Feet

From Cheap to Chic

There is definitely something for everyone when it comes to accommodations in Puerto de la Cruz. You can use the star rating (1-5) of hotels to determine which hotel better suits your needs.

Keep in mind that geography within the city does not necessarily determine price. In fact, it is not uncommon to see a 2-star and a 4-star hotel within a short walking distance of each other.

Five Star Luxury - Expect Nothing but the Best

Hotel Botanico is one of the most prestigious hotels of the Canaries and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Botanico "Blends subtropical nature, western comfort and Asian hospitality in a movie setting".

One previous guest affirms, "The hotel is very luxurious and we were made to feel very welcome, everywhere we went the staff greeted us with hellos and smiles. The grounds are very beautiful, with two black swans swimming in the large pond, terrapins and Japanese koi."

How About One Star Luxury?

Are you Inn?

If you're on a tighter budget, or if you want to spend your money on things other than accommodations, consider Pensions (think of very small hotels). These are a great way to save money.

One that I can personally recommend is called Rosa Mari. The immaculately kept Rosa Mari offers single and double rooms with ensuite bathrooms, it is equipped with an elevator, and provides exceptional service.

Situated on Calle San Felipe, just off of the Plaza del Charco, is just one of many reasons that makes this pension appealing. The central location means that you can walk to Playa Jardin in under 15 minutes, plus you are literally minutes away from some of the best restaurants in town. And at 30€ per night you can find a lot to do with your savings.

The Double Deluxe room starts at approximately 180€ per night and the Junior Ambassador room starts at 305€ per night. Check availability for the Ambassador, Penthouse & Jacuzzi suites and the grand Royal Suite.

Puerto de la Cruz Viewpoint - Plaza Mirador de la Paz

Insight Guide Tenerife and Western Canary Islands (Insight Guides)
Insight Guide Tenerife and Western Canary Islands (Insight Guides)

"Sums up 8 different areas of the island listing their highlights. Points of interest can easily be located on the maps provided. Color-coded tabs allow easy referencing of topics and routes. Great photos. A good source of information and a "must have" while travelling in Tenerife."

 

Transportation

Welcome to Friendly Puerto de la Cruz

Looking for ways to get to Tenerife, or more importantly to Puerto de la Cruz? Well, it's easier than you think. Tenerife has a solid infrastructure so transportation is never really an issue. The easiest way of course is to arrive by plane at either of the two airports. After you arrive at the airport you can rent a car, hail a taxi or jump on the bus. I took the bus which allowed me to sit back and enjoy the view.

If arriving by boat is more your style you can take a ferry from mainland Spain. Or if you want to island hop, there are hydrofoil (jet ferries) services that run from Tenerife to all other islands.

Whatever you decide, relax, you're now on island time!

By Plane...

Tenerife has two airports, Los Rodeos (Tenerife Norte) and Reina Sofia (Tenerife Sur). The closest airport to Puerto de la Cruz is Tenerife North (TFN), 27 Km (17 mi.), just 20 minutes away by car. Whereas Tenerife South is 111 Km (69 mi.), 1:45 to 2:00 hours from Puerto.

Tenerife North airport, the smaller of two airports on the island of Tenerife, primarily handles scheduled domestic flights from Madrid and Barcelona, plus flights to and from the other Canary Islands. On the other hand, Tenerife South airport handles nearly all of the island's direct international flights.

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By Car...

Car rentals are everywhere. And because of this, their rates are very competitive. Most company day rates start at 20€ and then go up in price depending on the type of car you want. Places like Auto Reisen or CICAR have deals where you can hire a car for 100€ per week! Hires usually include unlimited mileage, insurance and tax. You just pay for the gas (fuel or petrol).

This is a terrific and inexpensive way to tour the island. There are no parking meters but finding parking in cities like Santa Cruz can be tricky. Keep in mind that 99% of cars will be standard (or stick shift), automatic cars are hard to find and the driver needs to be over 21 years old.

Vida del Sol
Vida del Sol

By Bus...

There are no trains or underground (subways) on Tenerife, but there is an efficient network of public buses, called guaguas (pronounced wah wahs by the locals) , which connects most towns and cities. The bus routes are called lineas in Spanish.

The national bus service company is TITSA. The bus fares are really cheap and the buses are very comfortable, clean and air conditioned. The service is very reliable; which makes traveling around the island really fun!

Bono-Bus is a multitravel pre-paid card. By purchasing a Bono-Bus ticket you can save approximately 30 to 50% off the fare and get free transfers. They are available for 12€ and 30€, and they might even last you the whole stay!

Buses to and from Puerto de la Cruz

Notice that each bus route has a number such as 103. This same number is used for buses running in both directions.

102 & 103 Santa Cruz - 45 min.

325 Los Gigantes - 90 min.

102 & 340 Tenerife North airport - 20 min.

340 Tenerife South airport - 90 min.

343 Los Cristianos/Las Americas - 75 min.

363 Icod/Garachico/Buenavista - 80 min.

By Taxi...

Another great way of getting around Tenerife is by taxi. They are reasonably cheap and fast. Most of the cars are Mercedes so they are quite comfortable and can be recognized by the green light on top. When the light is lit they are available and can be flagged down in the street or picked up at the taxi ranks. A good place to catch one is beside Plaza del Charco.

The minimum charge is 2€. Expect to pay 25-35€ from Los Rodeos airport and 70-80€ from Reina Sofia airport to Puerto de la Cruz. I arranged to have a cab to pick me up at 5am to go to the airport and it was there 10 minutes in advance, now that's service!

If you are going a long way it is always best to try to get a rough price before you set out. At peak times, a traffic jam in a taxi can cost a small fortune!

Know Before You Go

Bookmark These Insider Tips

  • Arm yourself with a Spanish Phrasebook and learn the basics. People will appreciate that you are putting forth an effort and you won't be so frustrated, making your holidays that much more enjoyable!

  • Take some euros to avoid rushing for cash upon arrival. There aren't very many currency places open on Sundays.

  • Tenerifians observe siesta between 1pm and 4pm. Although some shops remain open, it is a good time to chill out. Visiting the Jardin Botanico during this time is a little piece of heaven.

  • Bring your driver's license even if you don't plan on renting a car. It's not heavy, doesn't take up space and you may find yourself deciding to hire a car after all.

  • Pack a sweater or light jacket for chilly evenings or drives into the mountains.

  • No need for an umbrella, it really doesn't rain here.

    But do protect your head and wear a hat. Your body will also appreciate some sunscreen as well!

  • When taking a cab, write down the destination name before hand and show it to the driver.

  • Share a 30€ Bono-Bus card. This card is also transferable, so you can get just one and share it with your fellow travelers.

  • If your shadow is shorter than you, get out of the sun, go for a gelato and sit under a tree.

  • Tipping is not necessary, nor is it expected but a little something is always nice.

  • Los Rodeos (Tenerife North Airport) opens at 6am. Don't make the same mistake I made by showing up early and having to wait outside.

  • Print these tips!

Thanks for Visiting Puerto - See you soon!

Are You Coming for a Visit? - This is a fun place, you must come!

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      Gardener Don 4 years ago

      Looks like a great place for some sun & fun. Similar to the Mexican beach areas we Canadians flock to when our winter becomes just a bit too long & too cold.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: i am there in mind, always.and in spirit and body when ever i can ,usually at carnival time.like you i feel so at home there,and it pulls at the heart strings to leave.ive been visiting since 1977,and was there when they opened the lido.regards.

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      travelcast 4 years ago

      Great page! Loro parque is excellent, I always visit when I go back to Tenerife :)

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      John Parr 4 years ago from Montreal

      Johnny, a great description of Puerto (as local calls it). Thanks a lot for your comments.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I go to Puerto de la Cruz every year at least once and offer more times and just love the place. I love to walk and always find something different each time. Walk the back streets and not just the holiday areas. I hate leaving the place every time. I always feel safe and the locals are just loverly. It's just so much better than the south side of the island.

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      PaulavdHorst 5 years ago

      I have been to Fuerteventura,Lanzarote and La Palma, never to Tenerife. But I hope one day, and I will visit Puerto de La Cruz.. Nice lens with a lot of information

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      MindPowerProofs1 5 years ago

      I wish I were there right now. I'll visit as soon as possible. Thanks for sharing

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      I've been to Spain many times, but never to Canary Islands. Maybe I should go one day... But lately I've been traveling quite a bit to and have fallen in love with Greece. Enjoyed your lens!

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      desa999 lm 6 years ago

      Well done. I'd only learnt about the canary islands when I was stamp collecting at school. Nice lens.

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      KatBar 6 years ago

      Nice lens. Beautiful place.

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      termit_bronx 6 years ago

      Great lens. Lots of information about Canary islands. One day I'll go there :)

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

      Gorgeous place, beautiful photos. I wish my husband and I can travel to this place someday.

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      Rhonda Albom 8 years ago from New Zealand

      I wish I was there right now! Fantastic lens. Blessed by a Squidoo Angel (if you want, you can add your link at Angel Blessings from Pukeko)

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      travelcast 8 years ago

      I like your pictures of Loro Parque, I go there every time I go to Tenerife. Thanks for the info about Puerto de la Cruz, I usually stay in the south so its nice to see some info about the North side of the island.

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      Mary Beth Granger 8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Great lens. I just had some friends visit the Canary Islands and I really didn't know much about them. Thanks for the information.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I love reading about people who come to Puerto de la Cruz, I actually live here and it makes me wake up and step out of of how used to this place I am... And its true, its awesome!!!

      The blog is also incredible, very detailed and passionate..

      Thanks for spreading the word about Puerto. It exists as it is thanks to people like you who promote the place and come back when they have the chance!!

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      GHouse 8 years ago

      Hi!! Just come to see your nice lens. I did my travel lens too. It's about my hotel in hua hin Thailand. Hua Hin is a charming town of clean white sandy beach. If you come to Thailand, please visit us.

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      Lynx92 9 years ago

      Great Lens! I have visited Tenerife many times, my first holiday in Puerto de la Cruz was in 1975 and I go back as often as I can. I just can't get enough of the place!

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      TopStyleTravel 9 years ago

      5 stars! Great lens on the Canary Islands. The lido Martianez seemed especially inviting.

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      markbestweb 9 years ago

      Great lens, makes me want to visit those beautiful islands. When i went to Spain I visited Galicia, it was really interesting and I discovered I'd love to travel more around this places. Great job with this lens

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      richgerman 9 years ago

      nice nice! well presented pictures and other details;) i love it!

      5 stars!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I have been many times, it is a beautiful place.

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      bigjimj 9 years ago

      Congratulations for being the "Featured Lens" at the Squidoo City Guide Blog.

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      beachbum_gabby 9 years ago

      wonderful place, truly one of the last remaining paradise islands!

      well done lens.

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      ccrcats 9 years ago

      Love this lens and love Tenerife.

      Well done.

      Chris.

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      Joan4 9 years ago

      Beautiful lens! Great details! This goes on my dream list!

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      June Parker 9 years ago from New York

      Well, I'm convinced! What a beautiful place! I want to go! 5* for a well done lens!

      Big Island of Hawaii

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      TopStyleTravel 9 years ago

      Faaabulous! Bravo! Keep up the good work. I will add this destination to my long list of paycations, thats right paycations to take. Thanks

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      PleasantValley LM 9 years ago

      What a superb lens about a little known vacation spot! Not only that, but it was unique and wise to put up a doctor's card for emergency.

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      RyanRE LM 9 years ago

      Awesome lens. Makes me want to go there right now. ***** to ya!

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      Robin S 9 years ago from USA

      Gorgeous lens and I love your quote in your bio!

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      eccles1 9 years ago

      WOW what a great lens !

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      caseysellers02 9 years ago

      Wow! That was really a paradise! You did a great job and I am giving you five stars for that! This lens is full of informations and the photos are awesome. How I wish I could experience its beauty and wonders. You have been blessed to have such a beautiful place to enjoy every moment of your life. I would like to share a lens Air Charter They provide wide arrays of jets for rent or sale that would be perfect for those who are planning to travel and visit your place. You can check it out!

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      beachbum_gabby 9 years ago

      just a small islands but lots of great stuff to do. Amazing lens indeed!

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      Margaret Schaut 9 years ago from Detroit

      Featuring this on Wanderer's Travel Group Page!

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      LeslieBrenner 9 years ago

      I'd love to visit the Canary Islands and northern Africa someday. Although the island of La Palma, not so much... The Discovery Channel [I believe] did a documentary about how the island's volcano is slowly sliding into the Atlantic, which could cause a mega-tsunami.

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      thomasz 9 years ago

      Cool lens. Interesting info.

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      NorDac LM 9 years ago

      Great Lens, That Lido Martianez, looks awesome from the picture. This gets added to the list of places I'd like to visit sometime

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      PanamaMark 9 years ago

      What a nice lens - packed with tons of info and pictures. After living in Panama I have fallen in love with the Latin/Spanish customs and culture. It has put Spain on my list of places I have to visit. Thanks for the great information and also for giving me some ideas for my LearnAboutPanama lens! PanamaMark

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      LABELSTONE 9 years ago

      Great 5-star lens with great information. I want to go there reaallll bad!! Please visit my lens about St. Patrick's Day at: http://www.squidoo.com/IrishEyes.

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      Aika 9 years ago

      perfect for vacation. I would love to visit this place someday. Well done lens!

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      Laraine Sims 9 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Beautiful photographs! I like what you said, "Easy to lose track of time with so much, or so little, to do." My husband have done a lot of traveling and this year we decided to go on a "Staycation." Please look up my lense if you are curious. I'm giving you 5 stars. You deserve it!

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      chrins 9 years ago

      Wow! It's a wonderful place to visit. having nice everyday in there... try to visit also www.visitbaguiocity.com

      Very nice lens... i love it so much

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      Leanne Chesser 9 years ago

      Beautiful lens. Beautiful place.

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      planet-trotter 10 years ago

      will come soooooon !!!!

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      NAIZA LM 10 years ago

      Truly what a glimpse of paradise! Wonderful lens.

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      YardsaleSurfer 10 years ago

      Wow what a beautiful place! Great info too! 5*s! Yardsale Surfer ~ The Online Market Place For People Who Know Their Stuff

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      ina mar 10 years ago

      Congratulations for this wonderful travel guide!

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      Frankie Kangas 10 years ago from California

      Awesome lens. 5 stars, favorit Bear hugs

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      John Parr 10 years ago from Montreal

      Lovely place! I'm heading there soon, thanks a lot for the info.

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      cathyb5701 10 years ago

      Wow, fabulous lens! Great pics and videos. Tons of info.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Thanks for this great page about puerto de la cruz :)

      Did you read my last article about the botanic garden (yes ... in French ;o))

      http://vidadesol.blogspot.com/2007/09/le-jardin-bo...

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      I already live here!

      Great blog; keep up the great work, I'll check back often!

      I've added your Puerto de la Cruz bloglink to my own weblog by the way:

      http://tenerife-training.net/Tenerife-News-Cycling...

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      ebizsalez 10 years ago

      very nice info, pics and videos. I actually went to costa del sol about a dozen times and i love it everytime. i always wanted to go the canary islands. las palmas, Tenerife and of course puertodelaceruz.

      you can alsso visit my lens HERE

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      GypsyPirate LM 10 years ago

      Wonderful lens, you have great information in here! I'm glad you joined us in the Squidoo City Guide!

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      chrisxc 10 years ago

      Absolutely fabulous information. Your lens was a delight to read. I love all the pictures.

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      Jeff Wendland 10 years ago from Kalamazoo, MI

      Wow, Puerto de la Cruz looks beautiful. I want to go there now.

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      TriviaChamp 10 years ago

      Wow - I want a vacation! You're an awesome lensmaster - great job! Enjoyed reading your recommendations and insights.

      Best wishes ~Jane

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      ina mar 10 years ago

      That's a real travel guide you've created here! Really nice lens - Puerto De La Cruz is now one of my next wished travel destinations!

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      allysa 10 years ago

      great place, I would like to visit this someday. 5 stars for you

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Just read your blog; we do PDLC twice a year {there in Jul, back in Nov for 16 days} thank you for ALL the great reminders of the place we call our 2nd home

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      Ms_Appleseed 10 years ago

      Would love to visit! What a great lens. Thanks for sharing this lovely place with us all. Will put you on my favorites so I can dream about vacation plans!

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      bigjimj 10 years ago

      Excellent lens. Very informative. Thanks for joining the Squidoo City Guide.

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      Alberta 10 years ago

      Great choice of videos! There's everything one needs to know about Puerto!

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      surfsusan 10 years ago

      Excellent lens - love the photos. A 5 star performance. Have lensrolled you.

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      Mrs-Communication 10 years ago

      Gorgeous lens! 5 stars from me!!

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      Inges_Poems 10 years ago

      Great looking lens! Lot of work. Excellent Photos! Thank You. Inge.

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      GypsyPirate LM 10 years ago

      What a beautiful and enticing lens. If your goal was to make me dream of visiting, the consider your job well done. Thanks for all of your hard work with this.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Have visited Puerto many, many times over the past 30 years. Always had a great holiday, whatever the time of year.

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      JonitasKalimpo 10 years ago

      this is a superb lens! i visited before tenerife, and this lens is the perfect guide. a work of art!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Wow! What a beautiful place. It's been on my list of "go to places"...you're giving me a push in the right direction. Beautiful photographs and great tips.

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      HCD 10 years ago

      I enjoyed your lens. Lots of good info here. The photos got me interested in visiting!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 10 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      wow! beautiful lens-actually have been to spain-backpacked through Europe at 18 years. Saw the Running of the Bulls in Pomplona!

      Barb :)

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      Janusz LM 10 years ago

      Great Lens! beautiful photos :)

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      Kathryn Grace 10 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this birds'-eye view of an incredibly beautiful part of the world.

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      The-Bard 10 years ago

      Excellent lens. Superb images. Plenty here to get the travel juices flowing. 5*s. Your invited to join the Tru-Travel group.

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      SARASOTASWEETIE 10 years ago

      Great lens! 5 stars!

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      ParrotMaster LM 10 years ago

      Because of your lens, I'm now considering moving to Spain! Great Info. 5 Stars! Thanks for visiting my lens.

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      KimGiancaterino 10 years ago

      What a gorgeous place. I also like your info on palm trees, as we have a Canary Island date palm in the back yard. Messy, but we still love it.

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      Johnny_Christ 10 years ago

      Very very nice lens. Gotta visit the Canaries someday XD