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Santa Cruz is the capital city of Tenerife, located on the east coast. It is home to over two hundred thousand people and is the largest city on the island of Tenerife. There are plenty of tourist attractions in the city, making it the perfect holiday destination for holidaymakers who want a sun holiday and a city break all in one trip.
There is no shortage of attractions to keep you entertained in this city. Santa Cruz is home to the Tenerife auditorium, which has a similar exterior to the incredible Sydney Opera House. Another popular attraction with tourists is Plaza de Espana, the largest square in all the Canary Islands, the perfect place to have lunch. For some local culture, visit the Tenerife Arts Space, a modern building that hosts many art exhibitions.
This resort is the perfect destination for families, couples and groups that would like an active sun holiday. Whether to you an active holiday is thrill seeking or day drinking, Santa Cruz is the perfect destination to do exactly that!
Flights from Dublin, Cork, Kerry and Shannon operate to Tenerife South up to seven days a week during the summer, with an average flight time of four hours and fifteen minutes.
To learn more about things to do in Santa Cruz, the best time to go and local info see here.
Like in most European capital cities, Santa Cruz has a vibrant nightlife. Holidaymakers will be spoiled for choice when looking for a pub, bar or nightclub to spend the evening in.
This resort offers a wide range of restaurants serving some of the best local and international cuisine you can find and at affordable prices.
Kids will love a day trip to Siam park, regarded as one of the best waterparks in all of Europe! Located only an hour drive away from Santa Cruz with daily buses running which service this route.
Be sure to visit Playa de Las Teresitas beach while on holiday in Santa Cruz, a beautiful golden sand beach with a great atmosphere.
For the best shopping experience in Santa Cruz, visit Centro Comercial Meridiano, a multi storey shopping centre with many restaurants and high street fashion stores.
Santa Cruz’s Carnival is the second biggest annual carnival in the world after Rio de Janeiro’s carnival. This event is held annually sometime around the end of February/beginning of March. During Carnival you will find colourful parades, street shows and parties throughout the entire city!
Santa Cruz is unique in the fact that it experiences year-round sunny weather and also has a vibrant atmosphere year-round due to the sheer size of the city, making it a great holiday destination. If you’d like to visit Santa Cruz during the peak of its good weather, we recommend visiting in the summer months, when temperatures average in the high twenties.
Euro is the currency used in Tenerife
There is no time difference between Ireland and Santa Cruz.
From Tenerife South airport it is a forty-minute drive to reach the capital city. As the city is so busy, we would recommend travelling by foot and using the public transport services when needed, as parking can be quite hard to come by in Santa Cruz