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Destination guide

Cruising around scenic, seaside Santa Cruz

A historic port on the Canary Island of Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a bustling island metropolis, with plenty of museums, historic buildings, and a lively dining scene, as well as sandy beaches and miles of waterfront promenades. Known locally as just Santa Cruz, the city is a major destination for nature lovers and sun worshippers, and you can find water activities of all sorts on the island's ample shoreline. Your Santa Cruz de Tenerife vacation rental will put you close to local landmarks like the Auditorio de Tenerife, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Guimera Theater.

Things to do

The art of the matter—Santa Cruz's cultural sights

Along with Las Palmas, Santa Cruz is the capital of the Canary Islands, and it's got the museums, cultural institutions, and public plazas to prove it. At the Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre—that's the "Museum of Nature and Man"—you can get a firsthand look at the natural history of the Canary Islands, with countless archaeological finds and cultural artifacts from the prehistoric era. After that, you can catch concerts and other live events at the Auditorio de Tenerife, an iconic concert hall in a striking, wave-inspired building.


Make the most of island living in Santa Cruz

Waterfront activities are a popular pastime, and you can find everything from paddleboarding and kayaking to sailing and jetskiing throughout town. While much of the island's coastline is rocky, Playa de Las Teresitas, just north of town, offers plenty of broad, sandy beachfront for swimming and sunbathing. In the mood for something more adventurous? The numerous hiking trails and campsites in the surrounding mountains are a big hit with outdoorsy types. The city also hosts a number of annual festivals and celebrations, and the Tenerife International Film Music Festival is always a particular summertime highlight.


Endless summer—warming up to Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Thanks to its tropical, semi-arid climate, Santa Cruz has sunny, temperate weather all year round. Summers are hot, with average highs in the mid-80s during July and August. Winter highs are on the milder side, hovering around 70 degrees in January and February, and what little rain the area gets usually falls between November and March. The pleasant weather makes it a popular destination all year round, and you'll find that prices on Santa Cruz de Tenerife vacation rentals tend not to change too much from 1 season to the next.

Natural features

Santa Cruz de Tenerife—the coast with the most

On the northeastern coast of Tenerife island, the city of Santa Cruz is spread out along a low-lying coastal plain. To the north, you'll find the Macizo de Anaga mountain range, while the eastern edge of the city is made up of harbors and rocky promontories along the Atlantic Ocean. North of the city, Playa de Las Teresitas offers a broad, sandy beach in a cove flanked by steep hillsides. A short drive from your Santa Cruz de Tenerife vacation rental, the Las Lagunetas nature preserve features pine forests and rocky outcroppings, and is home to numerous species of local wildlife.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The nearest airport is in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (TFN-Tenerife North), located 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Tenerife (TFS-Tenerife South), which is 35.2 mi (56.6 km) away.

Catch a ride on the metro at Chimisay for ease of access to the rest of the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around Santa Cruz de Tenerife?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,060 vacation rentals around Santa Cruz de Tenerife. From 453 house rentals to 584 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.