Tenerife - Puerto de la Cruz






My first journey to Tenerife took place in 2008. In the meantime I visited the island once. This time was third because of convenient and affordable return flight from Tenerife to El Hierro. Tenerife is the biggest of the Canary Islands and El Hierro the smallest.
Tenerife South Airport welcomed us with a good warm weather being a contrast to English winter cold. The airport is very busy and full with people, coaches and other vehicles. Waiting for a bus to Puerto de la Cruz I could see taking off planes every 5-10 minutes. It is a huge business all year round. A bus goes to Puerto de la Cruz around the island and it takes around an hour and a half. A lot has changed for the better there. A bit colder and cloudy but you may sea a beautiful town located between the ocean and volcanic rocks. The town is often visited by tourists but still not crowded, quiet , very attractive, safe, hospitable and a lot more. Every evening you may hear played nice music in a few places. Puerto de la Cruz has its unrepeatable spirit and beauty. There is a beautiful few kilometres walk along the ocean from one side of the town to other. Normally you may see  a great view of Mount Teide above but this time was covered by clouds most of the time.
I don’t like to travel to the same place again but Puerto de la Cruz is an exception and I loved to be there. The main tourist attraction and destination is  Loro Park. It is the zoo but unusual zoo. It is located in the beautifully maintained evergreen park. Visiting the zoo takes a few hours at least . It is not boring to stay there even the whole day long. The most exciting thing in Loro Park are shows performed by orcas, dolphins, sea lions and parrots. These shows are really top quality and animals and trainers seem to be happy during the performance. Puerto de la Cruz is linked by bus with the heart of Tenerife – Teide National Park. The huge area presenting unusual wild and fabulous landscape. Everywhere hard old lave forming this enormous crater with many rock formations. Everything located over 2000 m above sea level. Sometimes Puerto de la Cruz is with clouds but Teide Park welcomes us with a clear blue sky. Most of the area of the park is located at the bottom of the volcano El Teide – the highest peak of Spain /3700 m above sea level/ It was only three days long stay in Tenerife but very exciting an engrossing. Maybe I will go there forth times ? :-)  We have started to thing about our flight to El Hierro….

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