Puerto la Cruz is a port city which lies on the shore of the Caribbean Sea in Venezuela. It is not really a big city but it offers something very special to all its visitors and is often considered as the city of beaches. In fact, despite its size, Puerto la Cruz is one of the biggest tourist resorts of the whole country where you will find numerous luxury hotels, posh districts and some enormous shopping centers and popular streets.
In Puerto la Cruz, a walk through the Paseo in the sunshine is a unique experience and sitting in one of the many restaurants and eating the famous Empanadas will take you to glory. To the most experienced visitors, while getting around, Mochima is a must see destination, it is a National Park which has plenty of small islands dotted with white-sandy beaches. Puerto la Cruz attracts many sailors in the area and it is a perfect yacht charter destination due to its proximity to the numerous beautiful islands around.
There are more than 15 wonderful beaches waiting to be discovered and which offer some of the most exciting waters ports activities in the area. In Santa Fe, which is a little village set on a mountain, you will have a panoramic view of the entire area.
During a visit to the city of Puerto la Cruz, you will have the opportunity to discover more than 15 beaches which are beautifully set along its stretch of coastline. The best way to explore the coastline is on board a yacht, where you can sail towards the famous Vallecito beach which lies near the city center. Vallecito beach is lined with lots of palm trees and you can even see the mountain just behind the beach.
If you climb the mountain, you will come across another beach and if you want to stay in Valletico, you can go swimming in its calm waters. Near the city center and some of the beaches, you will also find numerous local restaurants, where you can taste the typical food based on seafood and fish. One of the most famous tourist areas in Puerto la Cruz is El Paseo Colon which is a beach resort. You are particularly recommended to visit the Gelateria Torino which is a nice ice-cream corner or visit the mall where you will see the Playa Mayor