La Paz Tenerife has been a VIP vacation spot since about the mid Seventies of XX. Some of the best hotels of Puerto de la Cruz are there.
However, it's also a delightful area for strolls through its streets, except uphill from the ancient quarters of Puerto Cruz.
This suburb called La Paz for short is a northern suburb of Puerto de la Cruz.
This hamlet named 'Peace' (la Paz) was built on a hill about 100 m above the old Puerto Cruz at the level of Taoro Park. Here too, more wind sings in palm trees. Mount Teide looks on from behind green slopes that are densely covered with pines. Most stunning ocean views are another plus.
Actually, you can see the former Taoro Hotel and Casino well when you walk down the picturesque and partly steep Calzada de Las Cabras. (goats' path). The photo was taken during a descent by Calle Leopoldo Cólogan Zulueta.
Everything grows in this Northern suburb of Puerto de la Cruz. Aso the most magnificent roses.
My tax adviser of 'Gestores Bernat' told me that her parents still
remember la Paz when hardly more than its chapel Ermita San Amaro and
bananas were there.
That was before an astro physics event in 1985. From then on, this location became a craze for real estate investment. Tall cranes helped to give birth to one hotel after the other.
Nothing gives away the amazing surprises of the Spa Hotel Botánico when you see it from the street.
In that hotel, more than one black swan lives happily in a subtropical garden by a Thai lake.
Carps frolick under a Japanese bridge where oriental statues add to the Asian splendor.
This 5 star building complex which once looked like a regular mansion came into being after the astronomy event in the Eighties of century XX when business magnates, scientists, as well as kings and queens of Europe came to visit. Now, its high class Spa garden with oriental treatments where Koi fish are part of the exotic make up is one of the oldest Tenerife luxury tourist enclaves. By the way, those were the days when the hotel's owner Wolfgang Kiessling started to put the entertaining Loro Parque shows onto world maps.
Actually, the Botanical gardens of la Paz are right opposite La Cupola shopping center which is portrayed below.
I should add one must see which is the Ábaco with museum,
cocktail bar and the occasional classical concert. Casa Grande Ábaco is
near a banana plantation, just up the road from the Cupola Mall of La
Paz and the famous 'Botanico' botanical gardens.
Last time I went there was with my daughter and my son in law who love going out at Abaco for the occasional sun downer.
Location: Calle Casa Grande,
Urbanización (suburb) el Durazno,
38400 Puerto de la Cruz,
Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Spain
Tel: 0034 + 922 37 01 07
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Agatha Christi has a street named after her in La Paz of Puerto de la Cruz. It's between Hotel Semiramis and the Plaza Mirador Lookout and leads towards the Martianez cliff promenade. Almost every year, a festival in her honor takes place in Puerto de la Cruz at the beginning of winter. By the way, another statue of hers stands at Taoro Park.
Return from La Paz Tenerife to Puerto de la Cruz where many links, such as for local hotels are found which compliment the list above.
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