The capital of the Canary Islands (shared with Las Palma de Gran Canaria), Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a busy city with lots to offer visitors, not least the year round sunshine that the Canaries are famous for. Often overlooked by the tourists who flock to the beaches in the south, holiday apartments in Santa Cruz de Tenerife can offer visitors a wonderfully warm city break complete with beaches too! From vibrant street markets to the famous Carnaval in February, this is a city that is alive and kicking while also being steeped in history and of course, sunshine.
Experience Santa Cruz de Tenerife like a local
Should you be in Santa Cruz during the month of February you can expect celebrations, colour and music that will rival Rio’s carnival and that is exactly how the locals like it. Plaza España is where most of the partying takes place and is a good spot to people watch at any time of year. To absorb historic Santa Cruz seek out the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción a stunning old church with Islamic influences visible in the ceiling art work, a nod to Tenerife’s close proximity to Northern Africa. Join the locals who stroll along the waterfront throughout the day and take this promenade as far as Castillo de San Juan, an old fortress, which watched over the city. Make sure you also check out the impressively modern Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín, which looks like a distant cousin to the Sydney Opera House and is a centre for music, arts and theatre. Santa Cruz is also a haven for shopping from the bustling high street shops on Calle Castillo to the bustling market at Mercado de Nuestra Señora de África, which at first glance appears more Latin American than Spanish with its colonial style architecture. This is where the locals go to stock up on fresh vegetables, fruit, meat and cheeses. Be sure to stock up so you can take your goodies home to cook with in one of HouseTrip’s holiday villas in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Renting holiday accommodation in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
If you want to enjoy the city like a local while also relaxing in comfort take a look at HouseTrip’s available accommodation in Santa Cruz. From spacious holiday villas with swimming pools to slick city apartments in central locations HouseTrip has the perfect home from home for you, which you can research, request and reserve in just a matter of clicks.