Next Page in this section
Tenerife Holiday Guide Home page
You can get in touch with us here...
The essential information you need to plan your holiday
What's happening around the island
The most attractive places to see in Tenerife
Check out the current and annual weather conditions
Tenerife island and city maps
How to get to here...
Hotel reservations, car rentals and flights
The image gallery... enjoy!
Versao PortuguesaSpanish versionDeutsche Version
You are here: > Home > Places to See > Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is both the administrative centre of the western Canary Islands and the capital of Tenerife. Located on the northeast cost it is a bustling city and shipping port (one of the busiest in Spain and deepest in the world). The enormous harbour holds many container ships, cruise liners and inter island jet foils and ferries.

Situated in a large natural bay, it has a stunning backdrop of mountains (Anaga mountains) that are over 1000 metres high. The city does not offer very much for the sightseeing tourist but is an excellent base for exploring the northeast of the island.

Shopping is excellent and most visitors begin at the Plaza de España on the seafront and work their way up Plaza de Candelaria, which offers excellent international brands at 'tax free' prices.

The Island Tourist Board is located in the city and here you can collect maps, street plans and other information.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
© Strawberry World