Tenerife receives about 5 million tourists each year, making it the most popular island for tourists. 46.7% tourist who visit Tenerife each year are from the UK, making it one of the most popular holiday destinations for UK holidaymakers.
One of the popular destinations to visit in Tenerife is Santa Cruz de Tenerife. There are lots of things to do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, but even though it is one of the most popular places to visit it is still overlooked by many tourists visiting Tenerife. So why do so many people visit Santa Cruz de Tenerife and why should you be one of them?
Santa Cruz is a beautiful city located in the northeast of Tenerife. It is known for its mix of historic mixture of modern and Spanish culture. It is popular with all holidaymakers no matter where they come from. There are lots of great restaurants in Santa Cruz, lots of things to do, great bars, and lots of places to go for romantic walks.
The popular Tenerife city provides a chilled out and fun atmosphere, allowing people to do as much or as little as they want. It has become a favourite with UK holidaymakers.
The santa cruz de Tenerife Restaurants
In my opinion the restaurants in Tenerife are some of the best in Spain. There are restaurants to suit all tastes, and if you love tapas then you will love the Santa Cruz de Tenerife restaurants and taps bars.
Auditorio De Tenerife / Tenerife Auditorium
The iconic Tenerife Auditorium, was designed by Santiago Calatrava. It is a stand out feature of the capital city, and very easy to get to.
During the year there are lots of different concerts that are held here including pop, opera, and classical.
Santa Cruz Parks
In a sense, Santa Cruz reminds me of London. What I mean by that is. London is a city just like Santa Cruz, and just like London Santa Cruz has some breathtaking parks and natural spaces.
One of the popular parks to visit in Santa Cruz is Parque Garcia Sanabria. It has a Mediterranean theme with breathtaking paths lines with tropical trees, and a clock made of flowers.
Playa de las Teresitas & Parque Maritimo Cesar Manrique
If you love beaches and love to sunbathe then you are in luck. Tenerife has lots of beaches, but the golden beach of Las Teresitas has to be one of the best if not the best. It is just a short bus ride from the city centre.
Once you have been to the beach then you will understand why so many people love it. It is not just the clear blue sea that makes it popular with holidaymakers, and the lovely palm trees that guard the entire beach, for me it’s the back drop. You look behind you and you have the stunning mountain looking down at you.
The Tenerife Carnival
If you could choose to visit Tenerife only once a year, then my advice would be to visit in February. The Carnaval de Santa Cruz de Tenerife brings the streets alive, and the second biggest carnival in the world after the Rio de Janiero carnival.
The Santa Cruz carnival is held in February each year and attracts people from all over the world.
There are lot of things to do in Santa Cruz. It has everything you could possibly want and more. There are things to do in Santa Cruze de Tenerife for the whole family, and they even have some popular shops from home.
If you are missing the likes of Primark and KFC, then you are in luck. Tenerife has its own Primark. The Santa Cruz Primark attracts visitors from all over the Island, and those visiting the popular city from the UK are shocked to see how big it is.
If you have never visited Santa Cru, then why not?