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Santa Cruz De Tenerife Introduction

Santa Cruz De Tenerife lies on the east coast of Tenerife and is the capital city of the island. It has a very busy port with container ships, ferries and cruise ships entering the harbour. The city bustles with activity and has a wide range of tourist attractions. Retailers provide an enormous choice of goods and restaurants cater for all tastes. The many bars, pubs, and clubs ensure evenings are lively and there is also a casino. A Santa Cruz De Tenerife de Tenerife has all the ingredients necessary for an enjoyable holiday.

Why Go To Santa Cruz De Tenerife

Santa Cruz De Tenerife is an interesting city built around the coast and its busy port. It offers a wide range of leisure activities, good shopping and an excellent range of restaurants. There is nightlife to keep party lovers entertained until dawn and there is a casino for those who enjoy a holiday flutter.

Santa Cruz De Tenerife attracts couples of all ages as well as groups of young people. Those with an interest in history and culture will find much to interest them both in the city as well as in the other towns in the north of the island.

When To Go To Santa Cruz De Tenerife

A Santa Cruz De Tenerife holiday can be taken at any time of year. Summer temperatures can reach thirty degrees with winter temperatures in the high teens.

Santa Cruz De Tenerife - The Place

Santa Cruz De Tenerife is a vibrant city with a pace of life that varies considerably from the rest of the island. It has spread itself around the bay and has a backdrop of the Anarga Mountains. It has an eclectic mix of architecture with some stunning buildings both ancient and modern. The baroque Church of the Conception stands in sharp contrast to the Santiago Calatrava Concert Hall which is a remarkable concrete structure, on the waterfront between the marine park and the port. It seats eighteen hundred in its main auditorium and is home to the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra who give many concerts throughout the year.

The pleasant streets of Santa Cruz De Tenerife open out in grand squares and the city has a number of excellent parks. The Palmetum of Santa Cruz De Tenerife is a large botanical garden with many species of palms. There are waterfalls, streams and ponds and also a museum within its boundaries. Garcia Sanabria is another wonderful park with a wide variety of flora.

There are marinas for those who arrive by boat but booking is essential in the busiest periods. The beaches of Las Gaviotas and Las Teresitas are both close to Santa Cruz De Tenerife.

A Santa Cruz De Tenerife holiday offers a lively base from which to explore the north of the island.

Santa Cruz De Tenerife Nightlife

Santa Cruz De Tenerife nightlife has something for everyone. There are lively bars, discos and clubs where holidaymakers can party until dawn and there are sophisticated restaurants offering relaxed venues for dining and drinking. There is also a casino for those who enjoy a holiday wager.

Santa Cruz De Tenerife Shopping

One of the attractions of shopping in Tenerife is that it is virtually duty free, with bargains to be found in perfumes, cameras and electronic goods, alcohol and cigarettes and Santa Cruz De Tenerife is certainly the place to be for in-depth shopping.

There are many fine boutiques and specialist shops offering a vast range of goods. There is also an excellent market, the Market of Our Lady of Africa, where bargains can be found. It is an ideal venue for finding unusual gifts and holiday mementoes.

Santa Cruz De Tenerife Eating

Santa Cruz De Tenerife offers every type of eating experience from fast food to haute cuisine. There are many fine fish restaurants serving traditional Canarian dishes. Typical Canarian food is the spicy mojo sauce and salty new potatoes that are boiled in sea water before being baked. Ordering tapas is a good way to try out small portions of local food either as a first course or to fill the sometimes long gap between lunch and dinner. Fish features prominently on menus and is often served with the green variety of mojo sauce.