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Address: Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
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Beautiful town with plenty of history

This town offers a lovely opportunity to explore colonial architecture and winding side streets at an unhurried pace. The people in town and helpful and friendly and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This town offers a lovely opportunity to explore colonial architecture and winding side streets at an unhurried pace. The people in town and helpful and friendly and the opportunities for photos are everywhere!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove through the valley on our way to visit Mount Teide. The landscape changes as you ascend sometimes passing through the clouds. There are some amazing view points well worth a stop to take photos.

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Brighton England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this historic town and its gorgeous architecture and gardens. Easy to find from Puerto de la Cruz by bus or taxi. Many interesting buildings and shops, churches and museums. Please go!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice lush green area to drive around when visiting the north of the island. Some beautiful views and interesting small villages . Oratava itself with it's attractive buildings and park is worth a short visit. Parking can be hard to find though. The town is quite hilly and could be difficult for those with walking difficulties. Puerto de la Cruz... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The valley is a nice drive but busy auto road goes through it. There are some small town s on the way which are more natural but Puerto de la Cruz is really busy, noisy, full of tourists and no where to park your car.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

If you're staying in Puerto de la Cruz you really must make the effort to go up the Orotava Valley. It's easily accessible by car or by bus. You can get several buses from Puerto to Orotava. They are very frequent and cheap I was charged 1.45 (Euro) each way and it was well worth it. The views down on... More 

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Puerto de la Cruz, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

What a beautiful valley, even if it is bisected by the TF5. Humboldt said it was the most beautiful valley that he had seen in the world. The old town of La Orotava is in the middle with banana plantations all around. Not to be missed.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The drive through the valley was very scenic and the roads were great.Unfortunately the road signs for direction were very few. parking in La Orotava is very difficult as the roads are one way system and few parking spaces

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

A short bus ride from puerto de la cruz.Lots of intersting places to see muesums gardens and churches

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Lovely place to visit and the scenery is brilliant! Probably one of my favourite places I went to. We went to one of the museums there and that wasn't as great but the town itself is very beautiful, highly recommend it

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