Santa Cruz and the North of the island
Located at northeast from the island of Tenerife, the capital shows the signs of time and history that spans more than five centuries. A garden City that alternates a small colonial nucleus With elegant stately villas, Santa Cruz offers a perfect cocktail of beach, culture, restaurants and entertainment.
From the city, has easy access to the north of the island. Discover wild beaches, dizzying landscapes, nature in its purest form, charming villages with unique architecture and its famous "Guachinches", where you can taste the real local gastronomy.
Thanks to its climate almost perfect, Santa Cruz is a city where people spend all year round enjoying the open air, its parks, its walks surrounded by vegetation and its terraces.
The main commercial area of Santa Cruz is the Calle del Castillo, However, it is also worthy to explore Suárez Guerra, to have some tapas in the Callejón de Combate and walking along the pedestrian streets Viera y Clavijo and Pérez Galdós, where you can see interesting shops. For a quick walk or last minute shopping, Bethencourt Alfonso street offers us its shoe shops, electronics bazaars and tobacconists. You can then take a break in the Cafeteria El Águila or in the Plaza del Príncipe.
In the Market of Our Lady of Africa there is the possibility to buy local products such as wines, cheeses, honeys, etc. We also recommend a visit to the TEA Shop, where you will find a wide range of products created by local artisans, in a large and bright space, the perfect showcase for marketing. You can finish your shopping with an aperitif at the famous Café Atlántico in Plaza de España
The Beach of Las Teresitas is only eight kilometers far from the city, well connected by bus. Nearby is also the Beach of Las Gaviotas, a small beach of black volcanic sand, very popular among the locals for sports such as surfing or bodyboarding. Las Gaviotas beach is also known for its nudism.
The Benijo Beach is one of the most spectacular on the island. Accompanied by Roque Benijo and Roque La Rapadura, they make this beach a very fascinating oasis. It has black sand, and is located under the hamlet of Benijo,on the north coast of Tenerife, in the Anaga massif.
The Los Patos Beach, is another of the wild black sand beaches that you can explore in the north. Located in the spectacular valley of La Orotava, with Teide in the background, the volcanic sand of this virgin beach becomes gigantic in summer and at low tide it leave.s one of the largest bathing areas in the north