Imagine a beach designed as a holistic sanctuary for the mind, body, and spirit. That’s Playa Jardin, a beach that transcends your regular sandy shores. Conceived by the genius Canarian artist, Cesar Manrique, the beach effortlessly integrates elements of art and nature. From artistically-placed volcanic rocks to vibrant floral gardens and palm trees, this beach is like a cosmic gift of therapeutic energy. Here, I spent many early mornings meditating and practicing yoga, tuning in with the cosmic rhythms of the sea and the joyous laughter of children playing nearby. One of my top 10 things to do in Puerto de la Cruz, this place became my go-to sanctuary for grounding and serenity.