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This city is one of the most important tourist centers of the island, so you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to stuff to do in Puerto de la Cruz. You'll find everything from historical monuments and religious buildings to the thing that the Canary Islands are most famous for -- the beach!

Let's start our tour of the things to do in Puerto de la Cruz by walking along the pier and promenade up to the Lake Martiánez, a set of pools and lakes designed by Canarian architect César Manrique. Here we can relax and consider which Puerto de la Cruz activities we should indulge in next.

Lovers of the natural environment can not only enjoy the sun and volcanic sand beach, but they can also walk to the botanical gardens or another of the top things to see in Puerto de la Cruz, Loro Parque. This zoo has been open for more than 30 years and specializes in the conservation of different varieties of parrots. If your kids want to know what to do in Puerto de la Cruz, be sure to take them here!

Also on the list of Puerto de la Cruz attractions are the Orotava Valley and the stunning peak of Teide, the highest mountain in Spain. If you want places to visit in Puerto de la Cruz that don't need such a trek, there are plenty of historical buildings like the Castle of San Felipe, the Ermita de San Telmo, or the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Peña. As you can see, there are attractions in Puerto de la Cruz for everyone!

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