The Capital

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is Tenerife’s largest city. Together with Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, it forms the capital of the Autonomous region of Canary Islands. Santa Cruz is a real city with about a quarter of a million inhabitants.

Bustling capital

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Many shops

Miles of walking trails

Close to the Airport

Discover Santa Cruz de Tenerife

If you look at the map of Tenerife, you will see that Santa Cruz is located in the far northeast of the island, in the top right corner. Along the Atlantic Ocean, so you can stroll the boardwalk and watch the boats that lie in the harbor of the capital of Tenerife. The great thing about this sunny destination is that there is always something to do. In Santa Cruz you can enjoy shopping, good food, visit museums and admire beautiful buildings.

An excellent way to get around the city is to take an open-top bus ride, which you can hop on and off as you wish to see major attractions along the way. Culture is omnipresent in Santa Cruz. You will find the Auditorio de Tenerife, the parliament buildings, various faculties of the La Laguna University, not to mention the shopping center on Plaza de España right by the sea. This square takes you to Plaza de la Candelaria, where you can purchase international brands tax-free. In addition, the tourism office is located in the middle of the city and here you can get maps and other information.

Weather Forecast

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Weather

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Things to do

Top Activities in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Discover more places in Tenerife