Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
The most varied and one of the most attractive of the Canary island group, Tenerife offers a truly incredible variety of landscape, vegetation and climate, owing to the high mountainous crest which clearly divides the island in two. Giving, on one hand, a lush, fertile and humid North Coast and a dry, desert like, arid Southern Coast on the other.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a very friendly town with beautiful parks and lively streets. The port area is the town's real center: Plaza de España, with its Cabildo Insular and Plaza de la Candelaria with its impressive 17th century Carta Palace. More sights are the baroque church Iglesia de la Concepción, the Museum of Painting and Sculpture and the castle Castillo de Paso Alto.
Close to Santa Cruz there are the beaches Las Gaviotas and Las Teresitas, and an outstanding view over the island can be seen from the mountain Monte de la Esperanza, located 20 km’s from the town.
Things to See & Do
* Plaza de Espana
* Carta Palace
* Castillo de Paso Alto - Castle
* Loro Park
* Octopus Aqua Park
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 2,036 sq km’s - Tenerife
Population – 211,930
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time –GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +34
Port Location – The Port of Santa Cruz, Tenerife, is centrally located within walking distance of the town.
Transport Links- The Island is served by two airports, one in the north, Los Rodeos, and another in the south, Reina Sofía, to handle the constant flow of inter-island, domestic and international traffic.