Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife contains four beaches: El Muelle, Martiánez, and Playa Jardín, and Playa San Telmo
The best known is Playa Jardín. An artificial beach, it is the principal bathing area in the northern part of the island. It owes the architecture of its coast to the artist César Manrique who greatly respected the orography of this region. The sand of this beach is fine and black a reminder of the volcanic origin of the rocks on which it sits.
Playa Jardín is without a doubt one of the most popular beaches (despite its lack of accessibility for the handicapped) and the beachs quality is confirmed by the EUs Blue Flag waving above.
Playa de Muelle, found in the wharves of Puerto, is less popular, but contains the majority of the areas restaurants.
Martiánez has the peculiarity of being surrounded by natural pools, and it also tends to be very popular, though not to the same extent as Playa Jardin.
At night you can choose from various locations to have a good time; and although it is not characterized by having a very wild night life, there is no lack of fun. One of the sites to visit is the seventeenth-century canary house, called Ábaco, where they celebrate banquets but where you can also have a glass of something. Discotheques like Vampis have become very exclusive.
And to pass the day, the Botanical Garden, the wharves, the banana plantation of El Guanche, the Park Taoro, and the Loro Parque are, to mention only a few, wonderfully interesting places to visit.