Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The capital stands out for its wide leisure offer. Offer plans for everyone!

Activities in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Why Santa Cruz de Tenerife?

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the island, a cosmopolitan city with a multitude of attractions for its visitors. Its population exceeds 200,000 people, being the municipality with the largest number of inhabitants. An ideal option if you want to stay in a lively city, with a lot of movement and a wide range of leisure activities.

“Live, feel and enjoy Santa Cruz, the heart of Tenerife”.

Commercial activity is one of the strong points of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Its streets are full of stores with local and international brands. You will also find some of the most important shopping centers on the island. If you like shopping, this is more than enough reason to stay in the capital. In addition to this, it has a good climate, beaches, festivals and activities. Also, thanks to its central location, between the Autopista del Norte and the Autopista del Sur, you can quickly reach other points of interest in Tenerife.

Activities in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

What does Santa Cruz de Tenerife offer?

Santa Cruz de Tenerife has everything for you to spend wonderful days on the island, whether you are traveling alone, with your family, as a couple or with friends. There is always something to suit the tastes and preferences of all visitors.
Shopping, gastronomy, beaches, nature, activities, nightlife… and much more!
and much more!

On the one hand, if you are looking for a beach,
the Playa de las Teresitas is the most popular.
The beach has golden sand, calm waters and is surrounded by palm trees. And if you like more virgin and wild beaches, you will surely love Taganana and Benijo. Any one of them is perfect for a bath! Another option to cool off is the César Manrique Maritime Park, with several swimming pools, including a children’s area for the little ones.

In the center of the city there are
different hotels that enjoy a privileged location.
. They are an ideal lodging alternative to enjoy the leisure and good atmosphere of the capital. Its shopping streets are the bane of all those who love shopping. And the terraces of its cafes and restaurants are ideal to end the day drinking or eating something outdoors.

On the other hand, it is essential to highlight the importance of its port, with maritime connections both between islands and with the continents of Europe, Africa and America. And its proximity to Tenerife North Airport, located in the neighboring municipality of San Cristobal de La Laguna.

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Essential in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

There are many must-see places in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Walking through its streets you can see the most emblematic buildings, such as the Adán Martín Auditorium, a work of the architect Santiago Calatrava that leaves no one indifferent. It has become one of the main symbols of the island and houses various works related to music and dance. It is highly recommended to consult its show program.

Other places of interest are the Castillo de San Cristóbal, the Castillo de San Juan Bautista, the Mercado de Nuestra Señora de África or the Iglesia Matriz de la Concepción. Also the Plaza España, the García Sanabria Park, the Palmetum, the Museum of Nature and Archeology and Man (MUNA) or the Guimerá Theater, among others. In short, a city with a lot to offer.

But if anything defines the identity of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is its carnival, considered one of the most important in the world. Declared a Festival of National Tourist Interest, it takes place between February and March and is a compelling reason to visit the island during those months. The streets are filled with color with its Carnival Queen, murgas, comparsas and the thousands of people who come out to have fun with their best costumes. An unforgettable experience!

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Weather in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The average annual temperature in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is 21.2 degrees.
A mild and warm climate to enjoy the outdoors of the city.
Sunny days prevail at any time of the year, which is perfect for spending the day at the beach or hiking some of the trails offered by the municipality. Very few destinations offer such a climate!

Therefore,
the swimsuit is a must in your suitcase.
. However, we recommend that you bring some warm clothes, as in areas of the island such as the Teide National Park it is common for temperatures to drop. The microclimates that are part of Tenerife’s climate mean that the temperature and wind chill can vary in just a few kilometers.

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What to do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife for free?

Santa Cruz is a city that never stops, with activities and events throughout the year. You will find exhibitions, workshops, races and marathons or conferences with free admission. And if you are there between February and March, you can’t miss the carnival, which is mainly enjoyed in the street at no cost to its visitors. The full moon, which takes place in autumn, is also a highly recommended plan, with different activities for all audiences.

Do you want to get to know the city better? Through a free guided tour you can learn more about the history, curiosities and points of interest of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Although you should know that at the end of these routes it is common to leave the guide some economic compensation, to be decided freely depending on how much you liked the experience.

And of course, the beach and nature are free of charge. Sunbathing and swimming in the sea, or walking along one of the trails in the Anaga Rural Park are free experiences that you will always remember. Let Santa Cruz de Tenerife surprise you!

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