First Published: June 6, 2020 | Last Updated: May 21, 2024 | Author: Jan Daniel

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Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

In this post we will show you a complete guide of things to do in Puerto de la Cruz. We offer a multitude of activities and things to do in Puerto de la Cruz: Tenerife Island Tours, boat trips or excursions, whale watching, private excursions, Loro Parque from Puerto de la Cruz and many more things to do, find them all here.

Here are our recommendations of things to do in Puerto de la Cruz during your holidays in Tenerife:

If you continue reading you will discover interesting information to organise your holidays in Tenerife and make your stay on the island much more attractive, fun and relaxing. We know all about Tenerife, lovely places to visit, beaches, mountains, etc.

Through this guide you will discover a wide range of activities and things to do and see in Puerto de la Cruz. If you prefer, scroll down to the end of this entry to discover all the offers we have for you. But we would like you to continue reading this article to provide you with accurate and interesting information about Puerto de la Cruz.

Puerto de la Cruz

It is the destination par excellence in the North of Tenerife, the favourite holiday destination for many tourists from all over the world. It is also a favourite destination for many Europeans who choose to come here to enjoy its rugged landscapes and fascinating black sand beaches. Here you will find a mild and pleasant climate all year round. Discover Tenerife, the island famous for the expression “La Eterna Primavera” (Eternal Spring).

The closest airport to Puerto de La Cruz is the well-known airport in the north of Tenerife or Los Rodeos Airport. It offers many cheap flights to Tenerife from the national territory and also connects with all the other islands of the Canary archipelago. The journey by bus or rental car is about 20 and 30 minutes from the airport to your destination in any of the hotels and flats in Puerto de la Cruz.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Playa Jardin Beach in Puerto de la Cruz

If you have chosen this destination to enjoy your holiday in Tenerife, you will probably want to know a bit more about what to do and what to visit in Puerto de la Cruz.

Here we can give you a hand. We have selected for you all the activities that are really worth doing if you are staying in Puerto de la Cruz. Be sure to take a look at our guide to get as much information as possible about activities and excursions for your holiday.

Puerto de La Cruz itself offers a wealth of activities and things to do. Take some time to stroll around the old town. It is a good place to discover the island’s architecture and walk through its narrow alleys where some of the Canarian customs are still preserved. Stroll among colourful houses and flowered balconies, highlighting its historical and cultural heritage. Are you hungry? You’ll find several restaurants serving Canarian, Spanish and international cuisine. Typical dishes are fried octopus and ‘papas’ with mojo. Don’t forget the coffee in the centrally located Plaza del Charco.

Playa Jardin Beach

Of course you have to enjoy the sun and the beach. Very close to the well-known Loro Parque, you will find a wonderful black sand beach, Playa Jardín. It owes its name to the gardens that adorn its surroundings. It offers a pleasant environment for strolling and enjoying the sun. The beach has a children’s playground, beach bars and restaurants for the enjoyment of visitors.

It is a blue flag beach, which means that it offers all the services for bathers and has hygienic and safe waters. Stop looking for things to do in Puerto de La Cruz and pack your swimming costume to go and enjoy the beach and the services it offers.

Loro Parque

Loro Parque Tenerife with Transport

Next to Playa Jardín is Loro Parque, which is one of the top things to do in Puerto de la Cruz. It is an amazing theme park that attracts hundreds of tourists every year. As it is located in a very busy area, it can sometimes be difficult to access, so make sure you book in advance.

At Bananapalmbay we offer tickets with transportation to the amazing Loro Parque. You will find various attractions and animal shows. Some say it is the best theme park in Tenerife. Loro Parque contains the largest collection of parrots, exotic animals and a large number of shows with dolphins, orcas and sea lions. It’s a real jungle inside the park and is visited year after year. In the park you will also find a play area for children and some restaurants with delicious food.

Boat trips from Puerto de La Cruz

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The best way to spend a long day at the beach and enjoy the coasts of Tenerife, its sun and its waters, is to take a boat trip. You can enjoy the ocean breeze, relax on deck and watch the whales and dolphins that live off the coast of the island. You’ll also have the chance to swim, snorkel and scuba dive. Most boats include snorkelling goggles and snorkels in the price.

In this small list we show you some of our available boats to sail the Atlantic and discover the coast of Tenerife by boat:

Whale and dolphin watching

white paradise tenerife catamaran whale and dolphine listening tour

Whale and dolphin watching is a rewarding experience for adults and especially for the younger ones. These excursions usually take place in the calm waters off the south of Tenerife. Most of our excursions give you the opportunity to book transport with hotel pick-up, depending on where you are staying.

Whales and dolphins live permanently close to the coasts of Tenerife. The captains of the different boats that carry out this activity are familiar with their habits and customs, and always respect their environment and their singularities to the maximum. The most common species are bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales.

Excursions from Puerto de La Cruz

In addition to the things to do in Puerto de La Cruz by boat, there are a wide variety of excursions and trips on the island that start from Puerto de La Cruz. They are offered with pick up from the hotel where you are staying.

With our excursions in Tenerife from Puerto de la Cruz you can visit the most impressive places of the island, such as the Teide, the mythical village of Masca and even visit our neighbouring island, La Gomera.

We invite you to get to know Tenerife from the inside, walking through the volcanic terrain or climbing the mountains and cliffs. The island offers a variety of landscapes with incredible contrasts. Enjoy the views of the coast and the imposing Mount Teide.

Don’t forget your camera to capture the most beautiful landscapes during your holiday in Tenerife. Remember to bring your hiking boots, hydration and protection from the wind and sun.

These are some of the excursions that we have in Bananapalmbay for you to enjoy your holidays in Tenerife.

  • Excursion to Teide, Tenerife
  • Teide – Masca, Authentic Canary Islands
  • Day trip to Santa Cruz, La Laguna and Taganana in Tenerife

Hiking and ascent to Teide

Private Trekking Teide with Permision (2)

We invite you to hike the trails of Tenerife if you are in Puerto de La Cruz. Here are the reasons why you should include hiking in the planning of your holiday in Puerto de la Cruz. One of our most popular excursions is the ascent of Mount Teide. It is a wonderful experience to share with your family and friends with an experienced guide.

We must tell you that this is a very demanding tour for experienced people. The first part of the route is slightly inclined on volcanic rock paths. After half an hour the route becomes a little more difficult. At the first stop we stop for refreshments and acclimatisation. We have to be aware of the change in climate and pressure due to the altitude. We continue to the cable car station where we will get wonderful views of the whole island.

Book our excursions to Teide from Puerto de la Cruz to get to know its orography, beautiful landscapes and peaceful atmosphere. Check our activity Excursion to Teide, Tenerife with pick up in Puerto de la Cruz.


In addition to the tourist activities in Tenerife, you can enjoy shows and different shows to spend a pleasant evening in a jocular atmosphere. One of the best shows in Tenerife is the medieval show at the Castillo de San Miguel. We recommend this activity for your list of things to do in Puerto de La Cruz to make you feel as if you were in medieval times. During the show there are battles between knights as they did in those times. The show includes a special dinner in a free flamenco show at the end of the show.

Quad safari in Puerto de la Cruz

Finally we would like to tell you about the Quad safari in Tenerife. If you are an adventurous lover of nature and speed, we invite you to book our Quad excursion. Enjoy an exciting 4-hour safari to discover the landscapes of Tenerife. Enjoy wonderful views with different contrasts between lava-formed terrain, enchanted forests and dreamlike coasts.

Quad excursions are fun and exciting, ideal for sharing with friends. Quad biking will allow you to get to know Tenerife and breathe fresh air during your holidays on the island. Choose from our available quad biking activities:

  • Quad Safari in Tenerife Giants 80% off the road
  • Tenerife Quad Safari: Masca + Forest
  • Quad biking in Tenerife Vulcano

At we are happy to help you plan your holiday and make the most of your time on the island. Remember that we have transfers from the hotel where you are staying to the places where the activities take place. If you have any questions or want to hire us, write to us on WhatsApp, we are attentive to serve our customers.

That’s the end of our guide to the best things to do in Puerto de La Cruz. Now you can see the list below and choose the excursion or activity you are most interested in. The process is quick and easy, just fill in the form below each activity or excursion. But if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help you.

What our customers say:
Dean Smith
Dean Smith
17. November, 2022.
Definitely recommend to include in your trip when visiting Tenerife. One of the best days we had! Amazing service and nice touch with water and snacks!
Maria Stanko
Maria Stanko
14. November, 2022.
Es war eine grandiose Reise, das Personal war sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend, das Schiff sauber und das Essen lecker. Sehr beeindruckend waren die Wale, Delfine und die wunderschöne Natur Teneriffas.
Gillian Webster
Gillian Webster
2. November, 2022.
I hired the atlanca boat as a surprise for my husbands 40th birthday and it was honestly the best day and lots of fun. Easy to book, when we arrived Patrick did the paperwork and explained everything then Fran gave us all the safety information on how to ride the boat. Everything was provided and additional special touches were much appreciated. They were both great, really friendly and put us at ease. We had 3 hours booked and we got the full time, everything excellent. Highly recommended. Thank you
Shaun Daymond
Shaun Daymond
28. October, 2022.
Very easy to deal with over WhatsApp. Booked 5 months in advance and had no issues with the booking at all. Boat was lovely and friendly skipper 👍🏻
Banana Palm Bay
Banana Palm Bay
4. August, 2022.
Can only recommend it ;)
Juan Antonio RT
Juan Antonio RT
26. July, 2022.
Hemos disfrutado de un paseo en barco por la costa de Adeje divisadlo cetáceos. Muy recomendable. La tripulación muy amable en todo momento pendiente de nosotros.
younes benkahla
younes benkahla
5. July, 2022.
Capitaine tres gentil et très compréhensible ne pense pas qu’à l’argent et pense d’abord à la sécurité et surtout à la bonne expérience de la clientèle je recommande !
Guillermo González Meyer
Guillermo González Meyer
14. June, 2022.
Alquilamos una excursión para ver cetáceos y dar un paseo de 3h. En general la experiencia estuvo bien. Toda la gestión de reserva fue fácil y el trato con Bananapalmbay fue un gusto.
Al llegar al barco tuvimos alguna confusión con lo acordado, pero tras comunicarse la empresa del barco con Bananapalmbay se solucionó y pudimos disfrutar del viaje. Además vimos ballenas piloto.

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