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Puerto de la Cruz Icod de los Vinos
La Orotava In Orotava you will note especially the many beautiful places with old trees, that are everywhere in the city centre.
Much more information of the ´Ayuntamiento de la Orotava´ (Spanish)
Tourist information office: 922 323 041

Pueblo Chico Pueblo Chico

Theme park "Pueblo Chico"

Address: Camino Cruz de los Martillos, 62
(Northern Motorway TF-5 Exit 35)
Telephone: 922 334 060
Timetable 09:00-19:00
Admission 11,50 euro/adult, residents: 8 euros, children 4-12 years: 6 euros.
Free bus from Puerto de la Cruz (Avenida Venezuela) 09:30 till 12:30 and 15:00 till 17:00 every hour.
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Theme park with more than 60 reproductions of emblematic landscapes and buildings of all the islands in models on scale 1:25, reuniting under the same roof history, culture, art, technology, nature and leisure, within a new thematic concept of great spectacularity. It is designed as an open air museum where visitors can contemplate the most representative architecture, customs and sites of the islands, all in a total surface area of some 20,000 square metres. Another interesting point about this park is its interactive nature: all the attractions are supported by special effects of lighting, sound and movement.
Services: Cafeteria - Halls for presentations - Souvenir shop - adapted to the needs of the disabled - Botanic gardens on the premises.

fish hatchery of Aguamansa fish hatchery of Aguamansa

´Vivero Forestal´ and fish hatchery of Aguamansa

Address: Carretera La Orotava - Las Cańadas, Aguamansa
Timetable visits: Monday till Sunday 10.00 - 15.00
Selling of trout's: Monday till Friday 10.00 - 14.00
(Only if present)
Free entrance

At km 15 is located the old ´Vivero Forestal´ (reforestation location) of Aguamansa, created in 1950 to produce the plants necessary to repopulate deforested zones. Once acted as such, and having obtained the recovery of the pine groves, the centre became oriented towards new uses. It has a fish hatchery, where the process of evolution of the trout's can be observed, Arboretum with 40 species of trees, mainly coniferous, and a unit where wastebaskets are made as well as wood tables and banks to equip the recreational areas of the island and cages for birds that receive specialized attention before being set free again.

Wagon trip Covered wagon trip

Covered wagon trip in Aguamansa

Address: Camino de Chasna 79
Telephone: +34 605 264 358, +34 605 264 359
Sundays, in the high season often also Tuesdays and Thursdays
Price: Trip incl. hot meal 33 € / Adult, 16.50 € children of 2-12 years and free for children below 2 years.
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Pickup service by bus of 14 hotels in Puerto de la Cruz. Visit of Aguamansa fish hatchery with information about trout breeding and flora and fauna of the island. (45 min)
Covered wagon trip with stately draft horses through the tree heather and laurel forest on approximately 1000 m height above La Orotava. (nearly one hour)
Visit of a finca with marvellous view over the valley including meals and drinks (also for vegetarians). Return trip with covered wagons to the bus and by bus to the hotel.

Puerto de la Cruz

Much more information of the ´Ayuntamiento´
Tourist Information Office: 922 386 000

Loro Parque Loro Parque Loro Parque

Loro Parque

Avda. Loro Parque s/n, Punta Brava
Telephone: 922 373 841
Timetable from 09:00 till 17:00 closes at 18.30
09:00 till 18:00 (1 October till 31 of March)
Admission: 22 euro/adult, 12 for residents, 7 for children.
Transportation: Free from Avda. de Venezuela and Loro Parque, every 20 minutes starting at 09:00
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In its more than 13 hectares it is possible to get in direct contact with penguins, dolphins, sea lions, parrots, gorillas, chimpanzees, tigers, jaguars, sharks, chorales, tropical and canary fish, flamencos, alligators, turtles, etc. For each one of them an environment has been constructed that reflects to the most minimum detail its natural habitat.
The greatest collection of parrots of the world with 3500 animals of more than 340 (sub)species - the greatest Penguinarium of the world with 170 penguins of the South Pole and tropical penguins - the greatest delphinarium of Europe - sea-lion show - incomparable dolphin show - parrot show - free-flying birds - an aquarium with more than 3,000 different species - walk-through aquarium with ´Surrounded by Sharks tunnel´ of 18 meters long - tiger island - gorilla jungle - bat cave - Chimp land - Naturavision high resolution cinema - Orchidarium - and replicas of a Thai village and a Gambian Marketplace.
Botanical garden of 135.000 m˛ with more than 7000 palm trees. Loro Parque has obtained several important prizes, national as much as international, among them "Premio Príncipe de Asturias a la excelencia empresarial" and it received the gold medal "Importantes del Turismo". Loro Parque also has a visit behind the scenes denominated "Discovery Tour" where can be seen what is needed to run the park. The excursion lasts one and a half hour and costs 7 euros for adults and 3.50 euros for children.

Lago Martiánez Lago Martiánez

Lago Martiánez

Avda. Colón s/n
Telephone: 922 385 955
Timetable: ticket selling: 10:00 till 17:00,
closes at 19:00.
Admission: adult: 3,30 euro, child: 1,10 euro.

The famous Canarian artist Cesar Manrique (from Lanzarote) created the Martiánez Lake at the border of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a vast and beautiful collection of open air salt-water pools that can be considered both a place of leisure and a work of art. As a union between architecture and nature it combines canary traditional architecture and many original sculptures with exuberant vegetation. This enclave is made up of an artificial lake, of 27,000 cubic meters of seawater, in which several islands are placed. The complex is provided with bars, restaurants and kiosks and is a great place for swimming and sunbathing. Cesar Manrique decorated it with typical natural elements of the island, such as volcanic lava and endemic vegetation: palms, teasels or tabaibas and the dominant mantle of white colour, which, combined with the volcanic stone surrounds everything.
The water is renewed daily with seawater.

Casa Abaco Casa Ábaco

Casa Ábaco

C/ Casa Grande, Urb. El Durazno
Telephone: 922 370 107
Luxurious canary mansion of the XVIII century restored and adapted as house museum during the day and cocktail bar with classical music at night. Authentic mansion with unique pieces, of different countries, conserving the enchantment of a typical construction of the islands, with all its rooms left in their original state. The mansion has a splendid and relaxing garden and halls with very different styles. In the weekends there is live piano music, and on Sundays concerts of classical music.

Bananera El Guanche Bananera El Guanche

Bananera El Guanche

Ctra. el Botánico 43
Timetable from 09:30 till 18:30
Admission: 6,75 euros/person, children 3,40, residents 5,70 euros
12.000 m2 of premises will allow you to learn more about hundreds of vegetal species like coffee plants, papaya, zapote and a great (400) variety of cactus. In addition there is a video show that will explain you the banana cultivation. A scale model of the island shows the irrigation system in Tenerife and you can observe the preparation and packing of strelitzias. In the bar, at the end of the excursion, you can taste banana liquor and savour a naturally matured banana.
Every 30 min. a free bus can take you from Puerto de la Cruz (Atlantis hotel), from 9:30 h. to 12:45 h. and from 14:30 h. to 17:45 h.

Oasis del Valle Oasis del Valle

Oasis del Valle

El Ramal, 35
Telephone: 922 333 509
Timetable from 10:00 till 17:00
Admission for a visit, camel ride and aperitif about 10 euro/adult, 5 for a child
Subtropical garden in the centre of the Orotava Valley with a collection of animals and plants. It has a restaurant and cafeteria - bar. Camel rides (or on a pony for the small ones) through its gardens.

Icod de los Vinos

Mariposario del Drago Mariposario del Drago

Mariposario del Drago

Next to the Drago Milenario
Admission: Adult: 7,50, Child: 4,00, Residents: 6,50, Pensioners: 5,50
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At only half an hour drive by car of your holiday cottage is located the Butterfly garden "Mariposario" of Icod de los Vinos where in a tropical garden more than 800 exotic butterflies, with a wingspan of 2 to 30 cm, fly around freely. You can see and photograph every phase of their biological cycle (egg, caterpillar and chrysalis).