Santa Cruz holidays 2021
Tenerife’s vibrant capital city is nestled at the foot of the Anaga Mountains and provides holidaymakers with the perfect combination of sandy beaches and rugged terrain.
Thanks to Santa Cruz's great weather, it offers plenty of outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy. Whether lazing on the beautiful beaches, meandering the scenic parks, or making the most of the fine dining and nightlife on offer, Santa Cruz holidays continue to be a popular choice for those heading to the Canary Islands. With so much to see and do, why not make Santa Cruz your holiday destination in 2021?
Santa Cruz is home to a dramatic mountainous backdrop and attractive sandy shoreline, and is ideal for holidaymakers looking to get outside and appreciate the island's natural landscape. Visit the busy unspoilt beach of Playa de Las Teresitas, or head into the city itself to discover the historic and colourful buildings from the city's past. As a capital city, Santa Cruz is well served by high-quality restaurants and independent shops. Cultural points of interest like museums and an incredible auditorium offer plenty of entertainment, while the clubs and bars guarantee a good night out.
Santa Cruz holidays are calling your name, so make it your beach destination this year.
Why book Santa Cruz holidays
Discover the best beaches
Not your typical beach resort, Santa Cruz is home to the man-made Playa de las Teresitas
Roam around the beautiful Plaza de España and admire the stunning architecture
Cultural hotspot not to miss
Check out the Carnival of Santa Cruz which takes place every February, expect colourful costumes and big bands playing music
Art & culture
Visit the unique wavelike structure, the Adán Martín Auditorium, an arts venue but intriguing to look at from the outside too!
Explore the local markets
Check out the Market of Our Lady of Africa for a range of food items, Canarian coffee and arts and crafts
Sample the local food
Fall in love with traditional Canarian dishes at a range of local restaurants in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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Your guide to Santa Cruz holidays
The Museum of Man and Nature has three floors dedicated to the history and nature of the Canary Archipelago, and is a fascinating way to get to know your holiday destination. There is also a Military Museum displaying artefacts of the area’s warfare through history. Both are a great opportunity to get kids interested in history by sneaking some educational visits into your holiday.
The Auditorio de Tenerife is one of the city’s most distinctive and eye-catching buildings. It’s also the place to go if you want to catch a show while on holiday. There are music and theatrical performances to suit many tastes, from classical to comedic. An alternative is the Guimera Theatre, which dates back to 1851 and still stages musicals, plays and operas.
Walking around the city and gazing at the buildings is an attraction in itself – the distinctive architecture makes shops and offices look like works of art. If you somehow find yourself tired of the beach at Playa de Las Teresitas, it may be time to visit the Cesar Manrique Maritime Park. This man-made complex offers multiple swimming pools, fountains, palm trees and places to relax.
There are five main beaches in and around Santa Cruz, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to fun in the sun. The best place to park yourself on the sand is Las Teresitas. This white sandy beach stretches over one kilometre and is lined with shady palm trees.
El Roque is more suited for families on a holiday in Santa Cruz. The beach is made up of fine, dark sand and the entire beach is surrounded by restaurants and other facilities to keep families fed.
Antequera is for the adventurous beachgoer as it is only reachable by boat or by making a long hike. But when you get to the end of the hike, you will find a piece of paradise as the volcanic sand is a unique part of Tenerife’s landscape.
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Prices last checked at 13:10 19 January 2021