First Time Tourists Guide in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Tenerife is the largest and most populated island of the Spain archipelago (Canary Islands)

Tenerife has beautiful beaches of the Atlantic ocean and lively nightlife spots

Other tourist attractions of the city include Playa De Las Teresitas beach, Playa De Las Teresitas beach, and Teide National Park, Siam Park, and many more you can discover on this page

For culinary tour, it's a must to try the city's popular dish called Papas arrugadas

Escape from the city's busy life and book your ticket to Tenerife!

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SIGHTSEEING

La Laguna is home for the amazing architecture of the streets and the buildings. Located in the northern part of Tenerife, La Laguna is full of old buildings of cafes, restaurants, and stores along the street in the area. Walk around in its old town, you will see the beautiful view of elegant buildings from the 15 to 17th centuries like Catedral De La Laguna.

Catedral De La Laguna

This is one of the most important cathedrals in the Canary Islands

Address : Plaza de los Remedios, 38201 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

DOWNTOWN

Located on the south coast of Tenerife, Las Américas is the major tourist town on the island. The area is filled with numerous holiday resorts, shopping places, and nightlife entertainments. The town is famous for the sunset view from Playa de Las Américas beach. You can chill out and enjoy the sun sets from the cafes in the beach.
 

Playa de Las Américas beach

Coastal resort district best known for its boisterous nightclubs & sandy beaches with water sports.

The only destination that is technically in Europe and has warm enough weather.

Address : 38660 Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

SHOPPING

Tenerife offers many shopping centers for local and international tourists. You can find everything from souvenirs, jewelry, crafts, and clothes. If you are looking for a local market in south Tenerife, Los Cristianos market is where to go. This local market provides local crafts and other local products for souvenir. You can do bargain with the seller to get the best price. But if you are looking for a high-end shopping place, Siam Mall is the answer. This shopping center is the locals and tourists' most favorite place to shop as it has the world-famous brands.

Los Cristianos market

Quaint and cozy flea market if you looking for handmade gifts

Address : Av. Juan Carlos I, 38650 Los Cristianos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Siam Mall

70+ shops in an indoor-outdoor shopping mall with Thai-influenced architecture & a Zen-like vibe

Address : Av. Siam, 3, 38670 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

FOOD & DRINK

While you are in Tenerife, don't forget to taste the authentic papas arrugadas dipped in mojo sauce. Papas arrugadas is a traditional boiled potato dish, while Mojo sauce is the authentic sauce made of local pepper varieties with garlic. People in Tenerife love to eat foods added with mojo sauce. For the drink, the canary islands are famous for its wine production. Some of the wines are the oldest in Europe. It's also worth to take home a bottle of wine for a souvenir.

CULTURE

Tenerife has a mixture of Spanish and Canarian cultures. Most of the buildings on the island are typically built in Spanish architecture. They have various cultural festivals that attract local and international tourists. For the official language, people of Tenerife mostly speak Spanish.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Tenerife is in the spring season as the city has the warmest temperature that suits outdoor activities.

HOTEL

Since Tenerife is surrounded by the ocean, it's better to stay in a hotel with sea view. Gran Melia Palacio de Isora Resort & Spa is one of the recommendations. This luxury hotel offers comfortable rooms and pools also a luxury restaurant. But, if you are looking for an affordable hotel, Gran Oasis Resort can be one of your options. This 4-star hotel is located in Playa de as Americas. This hotel is located near many attractions such as Playa de las Vistas beach and the Slam Park.

Gran Melia Palacio de Isora Resort & Spa

Overlooking La Jaquita Beach on the Atlantic Ocean, this luxury hotel is 5

5 km from the cliffs of Los Gigantes and 47 km from Volcano Teide

Address : Av. de los Océanos, s/n, 38686 Alcalá, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Hotel Gran Oasis Resort

The luxury hotel with the ideal location for the island attractions

Address : Calle Meandro, 3, 38640 Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

RESTAURANT

Tenerife has plenty of tasty restaurants to offer. If you are looking for the best Canary foods, El Calderito de la Abuela is the answer. This restaurant serves high standard taste to satisfy your taste buds. But, if you are looking for a restaurant with a view of the beach, Restaurante La Vieja serves the best seafood menu. This restaurant serves satisfying cuisines and also a breathtaking view of Tenerife nature.

El Calderito de la Abuela

This restaurant serves the best traditional Canary with high standard taste to satisfy your taste buds

Address : Carr. Provincial, 130, 38390 Cuesta de la Villa, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

La Vieja Restaurante

La Vieja Restaurante serves the best fresh sea produce from the area

Address : Edificio Terrazas de La Caleta I, La Caleta, 38679 La Caleta de Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

CAFE

Start your day with a cup of tea and breakfast in Halfway Cafe. Located on the Playa de Fanabe, this lovely cafe serves a variety of homemade cakes like cheesecake, coffee cake, lemon drizzle, and many more sweet desserts. Not only coffee and tea, but you can also order their fresh juices and smoothies. But if you are looking for a good place with good coffee quality, El Mundo del Café is where to go. Serving various kinds of coffee from all around the world, this cafe brew the best quality coffee to refresh your mind.

Halfway Cafe

This lovely cafe serves a variety of homemade cakes like cheesecake, coffee cake, lemon drizzle, and many more sweet desserts

Address : 201, Pueblo Canario, San Eugenio,, Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

El Mundo del Café

Serving various kinds of coffee from all around the world, this cafe will brew the best quality coffee to refresh your mind

Address : Calle Tinerfe el Grande, 2, 38670 Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Spend your evening in Papagayo Beach Club. This trendy hotspot offers you a club with an outdoor pool and the view of Troya Beach sandy shoreline. You can also try the cocktails and cuisines to complete your night. But, if you want to party in the loudest club in town, Tramps is the answer. Located in the resort of Playa de Las Américas, this club offers the best party for house and R&B music. The club is known to host international DJs and celebrity guests to their stages. Dance the night away in the club!

Papagayo Beach Club

Papagayo Beach Club is one of the trendiest hotspots on Curaçao with a sparkling infinity pool and an enticing white sandy shoreline

Address : Av. Rafael Puig Lluvina, 2, 38650 Playa de la Américas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Tramps

Tramps Tenerife – The King of Clubs is recognised as one of the best House Music and R&B night clubs in the Canary Isles

Address : Centro Comercial Starco, Avenida Arquitecto Gómez Cuesta, s/n, 38660 Playa de la Américas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

INTERESTING PLACE

Have a volcanic tour in Teide National Park. You will have a trip to the biggest park on the island. The volcano park features a landscape of craters, volcanoes, petrified-lava rivers, and many more of the impressive Teide Volcano surroundings. Teide National Park provides an organized tour that will help you enjoy your trip. But if you want a more refreshing place, have endless fun in Siam Park. It is a famous water park in Tenerife. The water theme park offers flowing rivers to free-fall slides, relaxation places, adrenaline-pumping thrill rides, and many more entertaining rides that you can try.

Teide National Park

UNESCO-listed park centered on Spain's highest mountain, Teide volcano, with an observatory

Address : Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Siam Park

Outdoor adventure water park with Thai-themed thrill and family slides, swimming pools and beach

Address : Av. Siam, s/n, 38660 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Complete your adventure in Tenerife by visiting its beautiful beaches. One of them is Playa De Las Teresitas. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Tenerife. The beach has calm waves as the beach area is hidden by a volcanic wave breaker. It offers you the scenery of gold sand and crystal clear blue water perfect for your Instagram photos. Another beach that you can visit is Playa el médano. Located in the south of Tenerife, this beach becomes one of the locals' favorite. Here, you can find bars and restaurants. The beach is also a popular spot for kite surfing as it has constant winds in the area. 

Playa de Las Teresitas

Palm-fringed, 1

5km beach of imported yellow sand, with loungers, umbrellas, showers & restaurants

Address : Lugar Playa Teresitas, 108, 38129 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Playa el médano

One of the locals' favorite beaches

Address : Calle la Gaviota, s/n, Granadilla, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain