Castillo San Felipe. [Saint Philip’s Castle]

Castillo San Felipe. [Saint Philip’s Castle]

On a site next to Playa Jardin, this is a colonial-type fort built in the XVIIth Century to defend the Old Harbour from corsairs and pirates. It is one of the four forts which formerly defended the town. The fortress represents the town’s most important defensive...
The Coastal Path

The Coastal Path

Near the Hotel Semiramis in the La Paz housing estate is where an old footpath starts. It runs along the Yeoward coast, goes under the Main East Road via a tunnel, crosses the La Arena barranco and leads to the lovely, black sand beach at El Bollullo. The path leads...
San Telmo [Saint Elmo]

San Telmo [Saint Elmo]

The San Telmo promenade is a picturesque pedestrian promenade along the very edge of the shore, lined with shops. It gives access to a cove of the same name, with natural sea-water swimming pools and is one of the preferred bathing areas among the locals. One end of...
Plaza del Charco. [Pool Square]

Plaza del Charco. [Pool Square]

This is the nerve-centre , the heart of Puerto de la Cruz, the place where the visitor gets a feel for the pulse of our busy, cosmopolitan town. Its construction cannot be dated with any precision. As an open space for meeting it existed from the earliest times, but...
Plaza de Víctor Pérez

Plaza de Víctor Pérez

This is the smallest and quietest of the squares in the town centre. Opposite the Church of San Francisco [Saint Francis] and the Chapel to San Juan [Saint John], it was laid out to honour the doctor who was one of the main proponents of the Taoro Hotel, and a leading...