Tenerife city guide

Tenerife is no one-trick pony – the cities and resorts here come in all shapes and sizes, with beaches and amenities to suit every holiday preference. You just have to know where to go.

To give you more of a full picture, here’s a starter guide on some of Tenerife’s top cities.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Tenerife’s busy capital city is located along the island’s eastern coast, and is about as bustling as the Canaries get.

Its harbour is the city’s central fixture, made that much more prominent by the opera house and its giant, half-moon arch bending over it.

In addition to its curvy beach and contemporary art museum, the city is known especially for its nightlife scene. That, and Santa Cruz’s Carnival celebrations, which quite literally take over the city’s streets come February.

If you find yourself in Tenerife then, you’d be wise to bring a costume and a lot of energy.

Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz is your classic Renaissance city, packed with all the trimmings a popular beach destination requires. The palm-lined Jardin Beach is a large black sand number backed by hotels and its namesake sub-tropical gardens.

Playa de las Americas