Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Located on the east coast of Tenerife, Santa Cruz is the island's capital and a popular cruise port. A city of attractive streets with a great number of shops and a selection of restaurants.

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is a pleasant city of plazas and park gardens, shops and museums, pavement cafes and trendy bars. It is easy to explore on foot and there is a smashing beach as well as the Anaga mountain range just a few minutes away for a change of scenery.

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Santa Cruz Hotels (15)

This luxurious property offers a beautiful setting amongst a tropical garden and has a vast range of activities to be enjoyed by all....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

This city hotel offers a garden and terrace, the perfect place to relax after a long, hot day....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Enjoy traditional warmth and hospitality combined with such modern amenities or stroll the wide avenues, quiet squares, lush gardens, and bustling harbour front of the enchanting capital city of Santa...

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

This modern hotel has everything you need for a quiet, enjoyable holiday....

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

The Adonis Capital Hotel is ideally located in the centre of the city making it an ideal base for those staying on business or pleasure....

The hotel offers a range of convenient facilities in a good location. Ideal for those wanting to enjoy a relaxing holiday....

Suitable for the business or leisure traveller, this hotel is located in the heart of the city, close to shops, boutiques and night life as well as the new auditorium and the international congress ce...

Well suited to the budget traveller, the Hotel Horizonte provides basic accommodation in a central location....

Modern city hotel offering comfortable accommodation with a good central location and makes an ideal choice for business or leisure travellers....

Occidental Santa Cruz Contemporaneo Hotel is set opposite a beautiful park with amenities nearby. This complex is suitable for families and couples....

The Pelinor hotel is 7-storey hotel which offers a great location for those who love to shop, as the shops are just 10 minutes away....

Principe Paz is ideal for visiting the charming Plaza del Principe and the historic, city-centre streets which surround it....

This 2 star hotel is located in the city centre of Santa Cruz De Tenerife, offering simply furnished guest rooms, ideal for the budget minded traveller....

The hotel has a quiet location, opposite the Garcia Sanabria Park around 1km from the city centre. Well suited to either the business or leisure traveller, the hotel provides comfortable rooms, a mode...

Tanausu Hotel is a traditional Spanish hotel with comfortable accommodation in a great location. The complex is ideal for families, couples and those wanting to be close to the centre....

Santa Cruz Reviews

Mr K Walden, Brighton

Holiday Date:20th Mar 2017
Accommodation:Nautico Hotel
Board:Room Only
(4 suns)

In general I found Santa Cruz very nice and friendly.

Mrs M Howarth, Bournemouth

Holiday Date:19th Apr 2016
Accommodation:Colon Rambla Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Large city with cruise port. Plenty of shops in the old part and three large commercial centres with a selection of fashion shops also in the new part. Tour buses take you round the city which you can get off and on when you like for 16 euros. Take the tram to La Laguna, lovely old town, nice restaurants and cafes to enjoy, 1.35 euros for a 40 minute journey. Parking nightmare, however there is a large car park near the port as you enter the city from the motorway on the right.

Mr A Ellis , Liverpool

Holiday Date:8th Jan 2015
Accommodation:Nautico Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Room Only
(4 suns)

We found santa cruz very cheap , people were lovely , loads of places to fish , good night life

Mrs M Howarth, Bournemouth

Holiday Date:20th Dec 2013
Accommodation:Iberostar Heritage Grand Mencey
Room:Double Or Twin - City View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

We like Santa Cruz for the shopping. As we live here in Tenerife you have to travel up to the city for all the good shops. We went up to see the Christmas lights which were awesome. If you like cities then this is the place. Take the tram up to La Laguna, fantastic shopping there and the tram ride is good too, 1 euro 15 cents, that's value!

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The golden sand of Playa de las Teresitas is approx 5km north of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Backed by the Anaga Mountains, the beach is approx 1 mile long and offers a picturesque setting complete with palm trees and car parking. The pretty little village of San Andres is just a couple of minutes walk away and has a number of nice places to eat.

Things to Do

Explore the scenic and winding roads through the Anaga Mountains stopping off at the charming mountain villages. Stop for lunch at the picturesque little fishing village of Taganana on the north coast and watch the surfers off of Playa Benijo.

The Natural History Museum has 3 floors of exhibits with English audio-guides available as well as a courtyard with a coffee shop and children's play area. Across the bridge from the museum, you will find the Church of the Conception with it's 5 naves and landmark bell tower.

The huge modernistic architecture of the Auditorium on the seafront is quite a landmark you would find hard to miss. It is located next to a large plaza overlooking the sea where you will also find the Black Castle and a riot of artworks painted onto the rocks.

Next to the Auditorium lies the landscaped Parque Maritimo, designed by Cesar Manrique, which has 3 lagoon pools and a selection of restaurants.

Out and About

The Plaza de Espagna, near the port, is a popular place to rest; surrounded by terrace cafes and shopping streets, the square has a large water feature, benches and shady trees. The narrow cobbled streets in the La Noria district hide some great mojito bars, tapas bars and pavement cafes.

Parque Garcia Sanabria is a popular and attractive park in the heart of the city and a welcome resting point if you are walking La Ramblas. The park has leafy walkways and tropical gardens, a beautiful fountain, a children's play area and a choice of cafes.

The African Market is located in a historic building with courtyards and a great atmosphere. It is a prime location for buying fresh food; meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, bread and dairy as well as flowers and craft items produced by local artisans.

Nearby Attractions

The pilgrim town of Candelaria is approx 20 minutes drive south along the coast (20km). See the basilica which sits in a large square behind the beach, prominently guarded by 9 bronze statues of Guanche chiefs. There is a children's play area behind the square and plenty of pavement cafes and restaurants in the surrounding streets.

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