Tenerife Resorts - Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz is the capital of Tenerife and is the second most populated city in the Canary Islands, there are around 200,000 inhabitants in this area alone.
Santa Cruz is well known for it's harbour, not only is it one of the busiest harbour's in Spain, it is also the deepest in the world. The harbour sees a lot of boats, yachts and cruse liners coming in and out all day. With many bars and restaurants situated around the harbour you can sit back, relax and watch one of the busiest harbour's in action.
Shopping in Santa Cruz is amongst the favorite past times for many visitors. Most tourists will begin at the Plaza de España which is located on the seafront. From here you can work your way up Plaza de Candelaria which offers top international brands at tax free prices.
The shopping around Santa Cruz is filled with mainly multistory buildings of which you will find up to 8 floors of shops. Each of the shopping centres will offer you something different, food and if you really want to buy it, speed boats and mopeds!
Located in the surrounding area is also a tram, these trams will take you around the capital avoiding the rush hour traffic and are a great way to see the city.
Tenerife's Tourist Board is also located in Santa Cruz where you can collect maps, street plans and other information to help you enjoy your holiday in Tenerife.
Below are some pictures of Santa Cruz, click on any of them to see a larger version.
Santa Cruz is mainly visited by people wanting to shop and visit the Lido, Concert Hall and a few other attractions. Parking is quite easy in Santa Cruz, once you arrive in the city there are plenty of parking areas available to you, some you will have to pay others you don't.
If you are going for a visit then be sure to put on some good shoes as you will be walking around a lot.