Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the largest city of Tenerife; together with Las Palmas it is also the joint capital of the island. Situated at the eastern tip of the island, it is very close to the island’s Northern Airport, Tenerife North Los Rodeos International Airport.
If you enjoy beaches, there are two to be found in Santa Cruz de Tenerife; the largest is Las Teresitas, made from imported yellow sand and a short 20 minute bus ride away from the centre of the city. The smaller and quieter Las Gaviotas can be found in the next bay over and is comprised of natural black sand; there are also some stunning views of Las Teresitas from this beach.
If you fancy indulging in a spot of culture, Santa Cruz de Tenerife offers many museums, an art gallery and a small planetarium. You can purchase a BONO bus card for a small fee which entitles you to cheap travel on the local buses as well as discounted entrance to all of the museums. There is also alarge market every Sunday near to the bus station in the centre of the city.
The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is one of the largest, most spectacular events of its kind in the world. If you can, coincide your trip to Tenerife with this annual event; happening every February, this historical event attracts around a million worldwide visitors every year.
Sample some of the local culinary delights; enjoy the catch of the day at one of the many port side cafés or try some fine dining in one of the city centre restaurants. Settle back with a glass of wine and enjoy a relaxing evening after an action packed day.
The capital city Santa Cruz de Tenerife is ideal for holiday makers who love the hustle and bustle ofthe city, and seek plenty of entertainment.
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