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Puerto de la Cruz Self-Guided Day Trip
Activities in Tenerife

Puerto de la Cruz Self-Guided Day Trip

  • 8 hours
  • Hotel pick up

What does Agatha Christie and the explorer Alexander von Humboldt have in common? Find out on this full-day independent trip to Puerto de la Cruz, a picturesque traditional Canarian town.

Itinerary

Depart on a comfortable air-conditioned bus and sit back while you are driven to Puerto de la Cruz, maritime gateway to the famous Valle de La Orotava.

Once you get to the destination, you’ll have the whole day to discover this important tourist resort at your own pace. Puerto de la Cruz is one of the first tourist destinations in Tenerife. At the beginning of the twentieth century, visitors from all over the world began to spend their holidays in Puerto de la Cruz, captivated by its mild climate and beautiful natural beauty. The city is home to numerous attractions designed by the renowned Canarian architect, César Manrique. One of his most famous creations is Playa Jardín. Another must-see landmark is the Castillo de San Felipe, one of the old defensive bastions.

At lunchtime you can head to the town’s promenade or to the centrally-located Plaza del Charco, where the best local restaurants are located. Its nearby streets are also full of shops, where you can buy souvenirs. After lunch, if you have time, we recommend you visit the Calle de San Telmo. In this street is a charming whitewashed chapel dedicated to Saint Telmo. Nearby is the famous Lago Martiánez, a beautiful complex of seawater pools and an open-air museum.     

Then, head to the Jardín del Sitio Litre, the oldest garden in Tenerife with a splendid collection of tropical and subtropical plants. The highlight of the enclosure are its orchids, where the English writer Agatha Christie and the naturalist Alexander von Humboldt wandered through, both staying in the neighboring mansion. If you’re interested in botany, we recommend you also visit the Jardín de Aclimatación de La Orotava, another important green space in Puerto de la Cruz.

After a memorable day spent in Puerto de la Cruz, head back to the bus and relax as you are driven to your hotel.

Schedule and pick-up locations

This excursion includes a hotel pick-up from the following tourist areas in the south of Tenerife:

  • 7:25-8:10 am: Los Gigantes
  • 8:10-8:15 am: Callao-Paraíso
  • 8:20-8:30 am: La Caleta
  • 8:30-9:00 am: Las Américas
  • 9:05-9:10 am: Los Cristianos
  • 9:15 am: Chayofa
  • 9:20-9:25 am: Ten Bel
  • 9:35-10:00 am: Golf del Sur
  • 10:05-10:10 am: El Médano

Once you have booked this activity, the local supplier will send you an email with the exact pick-up location and time.

Important information

This excursion does not include pick-up from Santa Cruz de Tenerife and other tourist areas in the North of Tenerife.

Price

Adults Children 2-12 years old Children under 2
Puerto de la Cruz Excursion
US$ 21.10
US$ 10.60
Free

Puerto de la Cruz Excursion

  • Adults

    US$ 21.1
  • Children 2-12 years old

    US$ 10.6
  • Children under 2

    Free

More Information

Duration

8 hours

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transportation by air conditioned coach.

Not included

Lunch

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Tenerife local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

US$ 21.10
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.