Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Our most recommended things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz: Loro Parque Entry Ticket and Shows

1. Puerto de la Cruz: Loro Parque Entry Ticket and Shows

Visit Loro Parque, one of the top attractions in the Canaries, with entry tickets. Discover the incredible animal habitats that put you within a whisker of the action, and experience the excitement of the park’s 4 world-class shows. Witness a whale show at the park’s Orca Ocean. One of the most respected zoological gardens in the world, Loro Parque is known for its exceptional beauty, excellent facilities and installations, and its focus on nature and the environment. It is the first such park in the world to have been awarded the environmental certification of Animal Embassy. It is home to a wide range of animals living among tropical palm trees and the exotic vegetation that surrounds the park’s stunning Thai architecture. Loro Parque’s fully refurbished parrot show calls attention to the need to preserve the forests while showcasing the intelligence of exotic parrots who perform as ambassadors for nature. Younger visitors will enjoy their experience in Kinderlandia. This attraction resembles an African village of huts in the trees, where kids can climb and enjoy the jungle, balancing on the hanging bridges and slithering down the snake slide. The whole family can try out the Orca Roller Coaster. In Kinderlandia, both kids and parents can have a great time.

Puerto de la Cruz: Loro Parque & Siam Park Combined Tickets

2. Puerto de la Cruz: Loro Parque & Siam Park Combined Tickets

Spend one of your days on this 2-day combined ticket at Loro Parque, one of the top attractions in the Canaries. Discover the incredible animal habitats that put you within a whisker of the action, and experience the excitement of the park’s 4 world class shows. This day of adventure's highlight is the spectacular killer whale show at the park’s Orca Ocean. Get ready for a day of excitement and fun. One of the most respected zoological gardens in the world, Loro Parque is known for its exceptional beauty, excellent facilities and installations, and focus on nature and the environment. It is the first such park in the world to have been awarded the environmental certification of the Animal Embassy. Younger visitors will enjoy their experience in Kinderlandia. This attraction resembles an African village of huts in the trees, where kids can climb and enjoy the jungle, balancing on the hanging bridges and slithering down the snake slide. Your second fun day will be spent at Siam Park, the water kingdom that opened in 2008 and is now considered Europe’s most spectacular theme park with water attractions. Siam Park will amaze you with its diverse attractions and exotic settings. The park’s natural landscapes and exquisite oriental design make it a major new development in tourism – a place where the whole family will experience adventure and excitement. Each attraction combines the mystery of the ancient kingdom of Thailand to transport visitors into a magical world. Choose to include a tasty lunch at both parks when booking.

Tenerife: Loro Parque Ticket with Transfer from the South

3. Tenerife: Loro Parque Ticket with Transfer from the South

Spend the day at Loro Parque, a world-famous animal adventure park in the Canaries that’s loved by all. Get up close and personal with the magnificent animals for a memorable experience in a special piece of paradise. Discover the Antarctic at Planet Penguin, home to a real iceberg and hundreds of penguin inhabitants. Take your seat at spectacular Orca Ocean and watch as killer whales demonstrate their strength and agility. See if you can keep from smiling as acrobatic dolphins and sea lions entertain you with their gravity-defying moves. New to Loro Parque is Katandra TreeTops, a place to meet the most amazing species of birds. Be on the lookout for loris, cockatoos, emus, and kookaburras as you traverse hanging bridges and make your way along jungle paths.

Tenerife: Mount Teide Tour with Cable Car Ticket & Transfer

4. Tenerife: Mount Teide Tour with Cable Car Ticket & Transfer

Join a day trip from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Teide National Park, home to Mt. Teide, Spain’s tallest peak at 12,198 feet (3,718 meters). Following pickup from your hotel, head to the park, and explore its lunar landscapes. Take a cable car to the peak and enjoy time at leisure to soak up the views. After getting picked up in the selected location, visit the largest national park in the Canary Islands and experience a volcanic landscape of unrivaled beauty with your Mount Teide cable car ticket. Forget the car and contribute to a sustainable Teide. By choosing group transport, beat overcrowding in the vehicle parking zones inside the national park which, as a conservation measure, are small and unsuitable for expansion. From the base station, board the cable car for the 8-minute ride up to the highest peak in Spain. The cable car’s upper station, at 3,555 meters, is the point of departure for 3 interesting trails for hiking enthusiasts. There are paths to Pico Viejo Lookout and La Fortaleza Lookout, where you’ll have spectacular views of the north and south of the island. The Telesforo Bravo path leads to the highest point of the volcano, at an altitude of 3,718 meters. To visit the peak you must apply for a permit in advance.

Fuerteventura: Jandía Natural Park & The Puertito Buggy Tour

5. Fuerteventura: Jandía Natural Park & The Puertito Buggy Tour

Travel to the most exotic landscapes in the south of Fuerteventura on this guided buggy trip. Take a thrilling ride through the imposing mountains on the oldest island of the Canary Archipelago. Discover the lush Jandía Natural Park and the town of Puerto de la Cruz. After being picked up from your hotel, head to the Port of Morro Jable. Receive a theoretical class from your guide on how to drive the buggy vehicle and interpret their signals. Learn about safety measures then put on your dust goggles and head out on your adventure. Start by navigating through the scenic Jandía Natural Park. Admire picturesque views of nature and appreciate some of the local fauna, such as squirrels, goats, sheep, and donkeys. Arrive at the charming village of Puerto de la Cruz, better known as The Puertito. Listen to stories of this magical place before starting the return ride.

Tenerife: Loro Parque & Siam Park Entry Ticket with Transfer

6. Tenerife: Loro Parque & Siam Park Entry Ticket with Transfer

Visit 2 of Tenerife’s favorite attractions at 1 exceptional price. Enjoy an activity which includes transportation and entrance to Loro Parque, as well as entry tickets to Siam Park without transportation. Get close to animals with a day out at Loro Parque zoo. Witness many species of birds, orcas, and other animal sights. Take a stroll in the orchid garden, and enjoy the sea lion, dolphin, and parrot shows. Benefit from transportation as part of your experience. Make a splash at with your visit to Siam Park. Ride on thrilling water slides, and relax in the unique atmosphere inspired by Thailand and Thai culture. Have a fun day out filled with experience wave pools, raft rides, and fun for all the family.

From Puerto de la Cruz: Teide and Masca VIP Tour

7. From Puerto de la Cruz: Teide and Masca VIP Tour

Benefit from hotel pick-up in Puerto de la Cruz, and then travel south to see the volcanic formations of the Orotava Valley, caused by a landslide on the former island into the sea.  See evidence of the eruptions of Mt. Teide — the highest mountain in Spain — and Pico Viejo as you journey across the country by 4WD vehicle. Hear about the eruption of Arenas Negras that buried most of the village of Garachico, and the eruption of Chinyero that shaped the landscape of the northeast of Tenerife. Marvel at the amazing landscapes of Teide National Park and learn what effects these formations had on the island. Visit the picturesque village of Masca and discover surprising corners from the comfort of your vehicle whilst benefiting from the services of a driver who will ensure you have a VIP experience all the way.

Tenerife: Mount Teide Observatory Guided Tour

8. Tenerife: Mount Teide Observatory Guided Tour

Learn how an observatory works on a 1.5-hour tour of Mount Teide Observatory on Spain’s tallest mountain and discover one of the highest volcanoes in the world. The Canary Islands has been named one of the 3 best spots in the world to observe the sky (along with Chile and Hawaii) and the Teide Observatory is currently the largest solar observatory in the world. It contains many solar and nocturnal telescopes, owned by various European countries. After an introduction about the different areas of the observatory, watch a short video about the Canary Islands' sky and learn how the scopes work at night. Then, an astronomy expert will explain what astrophysics is and how astrophysics work. Observe the sun through 2 different scopes; one to see the sunspots and the other for solar flares. Get into a professional scope to explore its history and understand how it works.

Teide and Northern Tenerife: Grand Tour

9. Teide and Northern Tenerife: Grand Tour

Discover some of Tenerife's most extraordinary locations like El Teide National Park, the lava pools of Garachico, and the mountain village of Masca. Learn about the island's history along the way. Begin your tour at the magnificent World Heritage Site, El Teide National Park. See the impressive lava formations of the Los Roques de Garcia and learn about the natural history of the park with views of Spain's highest point, Mount Teide. Continue to the charming town of Icod de los Vinos and see the ancient Dragon Tree – the centuries-old dracaena tree. Visit Garachico, a town partly destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1706, and admire the typical Canarian architecture and unique lava pools. Enjoy the stunning scenery en route to the dramatic mountain village of Masca. Soak in the views of the lush valley and the breathtaking blue sea in the distance. Then, pass by the vibrant city of Santiago del Teide on your way back to your hotel.

Puerto de la Cruz: Flamenco Show at Casa Ábaco with a Drink

10. Puerto de la Cruz: Flamenco Show at Casa Ábaco with a Drink

Visit Casa Ábaco in Puerto de la Cruz to see a classic flamenco show. Savor a complimentary Sangria and watch as 6 artists bring this traditional art form to life. For the best seats in the house, choose the option with VIP seating, which includes seats in the first few rows as and a glass of cava. Step into the venue at Casa Ábaco, a luxurious 18th-century mansion. Marvel at the impressive architecture and décor, both of which work in tandem to capture the essence of the original building. Feel free to arrive early and enjoy a drink or 2 before the show begins (cost not included). Sit back and take in the passionate performance of skilled vocalists, dancers, and guitarists while sipping on a complimentary glass of sangria or a non-alcoholic beverage.

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What people are saying about Puerto de la Cruz

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 4,026 reviews

Me and my boyfriend did the tour this week on one of our last days in Puerto de la Cruz. We got lucky because our bus ended up only being 3 people. Neil the driver was amazing, you can tell how passionate he is about the island and it’s history and he was a real character. I think we honestly believed everything he said even when he was joking with us. The tour is gorgeous, you get to see mount teide, Masca village and garachigo and you get enough time to explore during the stops. Honestly recommend to anyone, of any age as there was something enjoyable for everyone. Thank you to Neil for a great day!

Was a great excursion, travelled with my boys aged 9 and 10, they loved it. A long day so take snacks. Our guide was excellent, went over and beyond for us. He was very knowledgeable about the area, habitat, history etc... La Gomera was beautiful, visited a place which grew and sold Aleo Vera products.. a glass bottom view in the mountains (Mondays its shut) had dinner which was also very nice and learnt about Gomeran whistler's...

Fantastic tour, very well organised and informative guide, scenic drive (calm driver unlike tours in other countries on windy roads(, nice cafe stop on the way up (try the barraquito coffee!) and stunning views at the top after the cable car

Mit Kombiticket super Deal, beide Parks waren ihr Geld wert

Highly recommend! Everything is perfect organized!!!