Blooming Puerto de la Cruz

On 19,20 and 21 October, is held the third edition of the Festival “Puerto de la Cruz in Flower”, an event organized by the Centre for Initiatives and Tourism, in close collaboration with the City Council.

Events take place in different parts of town and have their focal point on Columbus Avenue where the exhibition will focus and some of the performances.

As a summary, relate:

  • Exhibition of Flowers and Plants.
  • Floral Decoration
  • Flower Cocktail
  • Craft, canary farm products
  • Walking tour with the history of gardens and squares
  • Open day at different municipality Gardens.
  • Painting Contest outdoors.
  • Animation on the street with music and performances.
  • Classical music concerts in S. Castillo Felipe
  • Special Ornamentation streets as neighbors in Truth or Esquivel

All this will make the weekend have an appointment very suggestive in Puerto de la Cruz, where most of the hotels have a specific offer for the occasion.

As a special supplement, an excursion to the National Park of Las Canadas with visits her and Botanical Garden Visitor Center to give the chance to those who do not know to appreciate our native flora.

San Telmo [Saint Telmo]

San Telmo [Saint Telmo]

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...

Square of  Víctor Pérez

Square of Víctor Pérez

Es la más pequeña y la más recoleta de las plazas del centro urbano portuense. Situada en frente de la iglesia de San Francisco y la ermita de San Juan, fue construida en 1904 en honor al médico que se distinguió entre los principales promotores del Gran Hotel Taoro,...

Plaza de la Iglesia [Church Plaza]

Plaza de la Iglesia [Church Plaza]

Church Plaza opens before the Parish Church of Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia [Our Lady of the Peña de Francia –named after a mountain shrine in Mainland Spain]. Previously it was called Fountain Square. Traditionally it can boast of having the best tended...

Plaza de Europa. [Europe Square]

Plaza de Europa. [Europe Square]

This public plaza , inaugurated in 1992, covers 5,000 sq metres and has two storeys of public parking spaces underground. Half a dozen authentic cannon from the XVIII and XIXth Centuries, handed over by the Ministry of Defence and the Canary Military Command, enhance...

Playa Jardín de Punta Brava

Playa Jardín de Punta Brava

Este maravilloso espacio costero, fruto de una obra pública de reacondicionamiento del litoral, terminada en 1993, comienza a la altura del Castillo San Felipe y enlaza con el barrio de Punta Brava. Es un conjunto de playas de arena negra volcánica cuyo entorno de...

The Martiánez Beach

The Martiánez Beach

This is Puerto’s traditional bathing beach, and the centre of the tourist boom which the town underwent in the 1960s. Also known as La Barranquera, being the mouth of the Martiánez barranco, this is a natural beach of black volcanic sand, protected in part by an...

Paseo de las Palmeras [the Palm Tree Promenade]

Paseo de las Palmeras [the Palm Tree Promenade]

The popular Paseo de Las Palmeras is a unique pedestrian walk flanked by a double file of hundred-year-old Canary palms which runs for some 300 metres parallel to the last stretch of the Martiánez barranco. This walk and the two traffic lanes which run on either side...

Paseo de Colón [The Columbus’ Promenade]

Paseo de Colón [The Columbus’ Promenade]

This seaside promenade, now pedestrian, symbolises the great urban and tourist development which the town underwent in the 1960s. From this time dates the typical scene of Lázaro the Camel Man, who took tourists for a ride on the backs of his three Fuerteventura...

Parque Taoro. [Taoro Park]

Parque Taoro. [Taoro Park]

In the centre of Puerto de la Cruz is a promontory – in olden days called Misery Mount, as it is a volcanic badland – from where one gets the best view of the whole town. This green lung is the Taoro Park which in other times was a residential area for Puerto’s select...