Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Canary Islands

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands

Located at the eastern tip of the island of Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, Santa Cruz is a natural cruise destination as over half of its perimeter is shoreline. The beaches are lovely at that, from the yellow sands of Las Teresitas to the black sands of the quieter, clothing-optional Las Gaviotas. There's also plenty to do and see inland, especially if you're here during the spectacular Carnival.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Puerto de Santa Cruz de Tenerife
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    WET (Western European Time)
    UTC/GMT +1 hour
  • Language
    The local language is Spanish. Say "how much does this cost?" in Spanish: "cunto cuesta esto?"
  • Currency & Shopping
    European Currency (EUR)
    Gold jewellery, native crafts and souvenirs.
    • Famous For
      Don’t miss visiting the city’s ultra-modern Auditorio de Tenerife arts complex, and architectural icon for the city.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Tour the Auditorium of Tenerife, an amazing, organic structure that instantly became an icon when completed in 2003.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Visit the Palmetum, a botanical garden with more than 400 species of palms. Or shop for handmade goods, including embroidery, ceramics, and arts and crafts.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Another modern landmark is the Oscar Domínguez Institute, a contemporary art gallery named after the 20th century surrealist.

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